Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz. bottle poured into a tulip style glass. Liquid portion comes out pretty close to black in color. For all intents and purposes it's black, but realistically it's really dark brown, you can tell by the highlights. Dark tan colored head that provides some really good lacing to it.
Smell is really good, totally has both chocolate and mint smells. Pretty straight to the point, literally smells like a melted your peppermint patty. Smells really good, just doesn't smell like a normal beer, it's ok there's nothing normal about it.
Taste is good, a bit stronger than the smell. A bit more roasty than in the smell, you can actually detect some nice dark roasted malts. Plenty of chocolaty flavors, but more like coco than dark chocolate (though there is a slight bitterness from it too) then there's a nice minty flavor. Sort of a beers take on a cold mint hot chocolate, it really tastes good, just meant to be a dessert type beer.
Mouthfeel is good, full bodied without being too overwhelming. A beer like this you'd almost expect it to be like a melted chocolate bar, but it's not. It's still smooth with a good carbonation level. Starts sweet with a slight bitterness, then a nice warming effect from the mint. Very good, still very drinkable overall. In my opinion it's more of a sipper that you can split with someone (even if it's a 12 oz. bottle), but it's something a sweet beer lover can polish off on their own. Huge props to John for the hookup on this bottle. *Review'd this one from previous notes.*
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2013 02:27:50 | More by AndyAvalanche
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Motor oil pour,soapy 3 finger head upon aggressive pour, head hung on for a good spell and left some spotty lacing, but a very nice looing Imperial Stout.
Aroma is roasty and chocolaty , no real menthol from the mint detected.
Velvety minty chocolate flavors. The dividing factor on the reviews I read are that the mint did not have enough presence, and I disagree: the mint is well centered in the mix, starting on the first sip with a slight cooling element from the mint that diminished into a nifty blending of the flavors.
Creamy mouthfeel, coats the palate well, 12 oz. is a perfect size to enjoy solo.
Delicious Stout that delivers what the label advertises: like drinking a rich stout brewed with Junior Mints. I really enjoyed this one and recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 02:54:09 | More by Hendry
Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 682 ratings.