Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dbrauneis:
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some dark amber highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation near the surface. The beer has a finger tall creamy dark mocha head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small thin patches of medium sized bubbles and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed,
S: Moderate to strong aromas of mint and chocolate (almost the exact same smell as thin mint girl scout cookies) with some lighter notes of roasted malts. There are some very very light notes of alcohol.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark roasted malts that then leads into some strong rich dark chocolate and peppermint. Very light notes of roasted coffee and caramel sweetness with a little bit of pine hoppiness int he finish. Moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers.
M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy, almost velvety with some light notes of dryness and alcohol heat in the finish.
O: I'm surprised at how well balanced this mint chocolate stout is... it sounded really delicious and delivered which is really great. I think the mint really complemented the nice rich chocolaty flavors of the stout. Definitely enjoyable and worth getting.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2013 01:31:54 | More by dbrauneis
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4.81/5 rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
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...
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 18:50:54 | More by beerjunky413
Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.