Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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1.98/5 rDev -51.5%
Doesn't taste or smell like mint...even artificial, candy mint. What a joke and a waste of money.
This is just an over-alcohol'ed stout--and not even that great of one--with cocoa added. If you like cocoa-powder stouts, Sam Adams makes a decent one for much cheaper...but, even then, adding Nestle Quik to beer is not very difficult or impressive. Always tastes cheap and chalky. This one is no exception.
Sorry Stone-devotees, this beer is lame.
11-05-2012 05:33:43 | More by MadeInOregon
2.68/5 rDev -34.3%
who doesnt like mint chocolate? well, i guess when added to my beer that would be me.
looked good, smelled ok, went downhill quickly after. not enough chocolate, too much mint. got a little better as it warmed but in the end the bad aftertaste never went away. it was strong, and pretty thick. but that aftertaste. blah. good thing i only got the one. and its done.
11-05-2012 14:31:24 | More by B33R501
2.9/5 rDev -28.9%
poured into duvel tulip and Chouffe miniTulip
A: big and dark pretty head thick but dissipates quicker than you'd expect; still slower than a lager or pale ale but quicker than it's creaminess implies
S: not much: underwhelming; light
T: didn't notice any mint but my brother did, I'm the beer geek and I'm introducing him to craft but different people pick up on different tastes so i wanted to note that. Could be that the hops overwhelm because it was a lot hoppier than I would have expected and it was much more up front than most beers, and I mean "up front" physically on the tongue, front third and concentrated on the tip, the most dominant flavor overall for me was burnt coffee.
M: silky and smooth; would have matched my perceptions for this beer
O: I was underwhelmed by this beer. It was good but not worth $4 a bottle we sell it at and we are the cheapest. The price wasn't the problem for me. It was the lack of a stand out mint character. It had so many of the parts but didn't come together for me.
12-25-2012 06:34:09 | More by AilidoBrew
2.93/5 rDev -28.2%
My first review!:
A: Pours a dark, thick chocolate brown with a medium brown head. Looks amazing.
S: I don't detect the mint much at all when first poured. Curious. Mint comes out much more as the beer warms, but still not quite what I expected.
T: A little bit of a let down, unfortunately. I barely detect the mint at all in the taste, even when warming, and the chocolate is VERY heavy on the dark chocolate notes. Almost bordering on inedible cacao.
M: Definitely coats the tongue and back of the throat. Smooth, but the taste and feel linger for a good bit.
O: A bit disappointing, I hate to say. I searched high and low in my area for this brew and definitely walked away wishing for something different.
11-11-2012 00:54:45 | More by Preluderl
Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 699 ratings.