Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle for $6- something at Pints O'Plenty.
Appearance: Very nice looking beer. Opaque black with a dark brown head and very good retention. Excellent sticky lacing.
Smell: Mint and chocolate of course. Its roastier than I expected it to be, and there's less of a rich, malty aroma than I like in an RIS.
Taste: The mint seems to integrate with the beer flavor better than it does in the aroma. I still think there's a bit too much roasty bitterness, and there's a sharpness from the mint that accentuates this even more. Again there's a lack of malt depth that sort of cheapens the flavor. The aftertaste is excellent, and really captures the flavor of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
Mouthfeel: There's a nice full, smoothness, but its a little overcarbed for me.
Overall: Its kind of a bold attempt, and I had low expectations. In a sense I was pleasantly surprised, but I think it could use some tweaking. I enjoyed it, but one is enough.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2012 01:29:41 | More by rapidsequence
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4.46/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Motor oil pour,soapy 3 finger head upon aggressive pour, head hung on for a good spell and left some spotty lacing, but a very nice looing Imperial Stout.
Aroma is roasty and chocolaty , no real menthol from the mint detected.
Velvety minty chocolate flavors. The dividing factor on the reviews I read are that the mint did not have enough presence, and I disagree: the mint is well centered in the mix, starting on the first sip with a slight cooling element from the mint that diminished into a nifty blending of the flavors.
Creamy mouthfeel, coats the palate well, 12 oz. is a perfect size to enjoy solo.
Delicious Stout that delivers what the label advertises: like drinking a rich stout brewed with Junior Mints. I really enjoyed this one and recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 02:54:09 | More by Hendry
Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.