Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by N3rdM3t4l:
4.75/5 rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12oz silk screened bottle into standard pint.
A: agressive pour got a finger of frothy rich milk chocolate colored head that took a good 15sec to appear. As it falls it is leaving sheets of sticky gooey lacing. A thick cap is left of the pillowy head. Completley opaque jet black. Even when pouring I couldn't see through this stuff.
S:mint first and foremost. Then hints of chocolate and roasted grain. Hardly smells like beer. the mint is too strong and sweet to get much else on the nose.
T: a burst of mint and dark chocolate up front hits hard and delicious. Then a wash of roasted grains screams "i am a stout". Finishes up the first sip with big coffee bean notes like biting into a chocolate covered espresso bean. The coffee bean flavor lingers FOREVER on the palate even as the alcohol burn comes and goes. this is a happy beer, dangerously delicious at 9.6% you just drink and drink and drink.
M: chewy, this beer requires a knife to cut it, it is so thick. The rich smooth mouthfeel makes the rich chocolate and coffee notes in this one extra good.
O: I love this! Picked up a few imperial stouts at a bottle shop in town and have really enjpyed them all, but this is a dessert stout like none other. Stone doesn't always impress me but this does. So good!
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2012 07:30:32 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into a mini snifter.
pours a dark black with a slight head. smell is huge huge on mint chocolate...perfect! just as you'd expect. the taste is a big mouthful of mint chocolate at first but it ends very bitterly. drinkabilty is moderate...medium bodied with mild to low carbonation.
overall good niche beer. try it!
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 23:34:08 | More by Axnjxn
Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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