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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial StoutKen Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

687 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 687
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 108
Gots: 112 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 09-22-2012)
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Reviews by Philousa:
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Philousa

California

3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a beer devoid of color. I don't even get anything against the light. Head looks silky and and dense, but dissipates quickly. A good amount hugs the glass, but leaves the beer bald. Very little roasted malt aroma, mostly sweet milk chocolate and a healthy amount of sweet mint. All the roastiness is in the flavor. Bitter bakers chocolate and dark coffee fades to milk chocolate and confectioner's sugar. The bitterness and sweetness mix, yielding an Andes mint and espresso mix on the tongue. I wouldn't think of hops if not for the bitterness. I'm thinking they just used American hops for bitterness, ad I can't taste it and it's not in the aroma. The feel is slightly viscous, but hides the ABV and amount of malt put into this well. Finish is balanced. While an intriguing idea, I wish there was mint in the flavor. As an imperial stir it's just ok. I like more leather and darker complexities, less sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 21:20:56 | More by Philousa
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4.81/5  rDev +18.2%
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Pours jet black with decent brown lacing, strong mint chocolate aroma. Tastes just like it should, rich chocolate with lots of mint. Mouthfeel was the only thing even slightly lacking in this beer. Alcohol is almost not detectable against the overwhelming notes of mint chocolate. These guys had an idea and they executed. Well done. Ken Schmidt should start a brewery if he hasn't already. If only this beer was more widely available...

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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.