Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by joecast:
4.15/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Whiskey barrel aged stout for lunch. Mint chocolate stout for dinner. Damn I'm spoiled.
Seriously dark tanned head. Pours like chocolate syrup over ice cream. Slow and smooth. Pitch black with no perceivable lightness at he edges. Ominous.
Mint takes a minute to come through, but when it does its unmistakeable. Starts to come across as a chocolate covered peppermint candy. Hard to believe this is actually a beer.
Wow. Nearly a match in the taste. Somehow it still has quite a distinctive mint flavor. The chocolate is a bit less surprising, but just as, well, delicious. It also has some kind of cleansing bitterness but I find it hard to describe as hops. Maybe from the copious amount of dark/roasted malt or dark chocolate but it manages to restrain some of that sweetness from the residual sugar and alcohol.
Big, heavy, slick mouthfeel. Only knocking it down a bit cause I'd struggle to have more than one. Though I would certainly enjoy having another in six months or a years time. What a winner.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2012 03:49:00 | More by joecast
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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.