Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jaasen64:
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into Founders snifter.
A- Pours a jet black with a half finger of creamy slightly foamy mocha brown head that recedes fairly slowly and leaves some spotty layered lacing. Decent carbonation of consistently rising carbonation bubbles.
S- Dark chocolate, roasted malts, some mint that balances with the chocolate and almost gives a bourbon characteristic to the aroma due to the sweetness and high abv. Smells good and is a little bit above average aroma strength.
T- Dark chocolate, some very light hops, a faint roast, finishes with some leafy almost medicinal mint (which comes out more as it warms) with a light bitterness. Mint lingers as a light aftertaste. Flavors blend nicely together however the mint is a little bit too leafy and prevalent for my taste and in my opinion takes away a little bit too much from the chocolate stout qualities.
M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, easy to drink.
O- This was a nice brew, however it was just a little bit too minty for my taste especially as it warmed up in the glass. It was a nice concept and very interesting to try, but probably not something that I would like to drink all the time. I'd recommend trying it out especially if you like mint, but I wouldn't recommend buying a ton of bottles.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2012 22:27:42 | More by jaasen64
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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.