Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GiantMidget:
4.35/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This was given to me by an employee of Bryn Mawr beverage in PA.
He said it was a legit stout worth trying and I was excited to crack into this one!
Poured into a pint glass to allow adequate breathing, pretty rapid pour as well.
The mint and chocolate emanate and remain. About 2 finger brownish head that stays as a sticky lacing throughout.
First sip gives me the full mint chocolate flavoring with a quite bitter aftertaste. Almost overpowering. However each subsequent sip this dissipates. I'm thinking maybe I got some residue that settled or just the sweetness of the mint took over after each mouthful.
This is VERY good. I was concerned it would be too sweet as some chocolate stouts tend to be. But it really isn't. The collaboration by Ken Schmidt is effective in the uniqueness as well as balanced and mixed well.
Well masked ABV as well.
If you are given a chance to try this, I recommend.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2013 02:56:36 | More by GiantMidget
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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.