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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial StoutKen Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

686 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 108
Gots: 112 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 09-22-2012)
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Monnie

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -75.4%

11-26-2012 01:37:01 | More by Monnie
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JBatman

Indiana

1/5  rDev -75.4%

12-10-2012 16:31:50 | More by JBatman
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Ssmith999

Indiana

1/5  rDev -75.4%

11-10-2012 03:33:23 | More by Ssmith999
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vinny21bal

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

02-07-2014 22:49:42 | More by vinny21bal
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MadeInOregon

California

1.98/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Nonsense.

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 05:33:43 | More by MadeInOregon
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jtladner

District of Columbia

2/5  rDev -50.9%

10-26-2013 12:11:37 | More by jtladner
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -50.9%

01-14-2013 14:45:44 | More by Reagan1984
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cheribom

California

2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

12-19-2012 21:39:58 | More by cheribom
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Therisse

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

02-26-2013 17:39:50 | More by Therisse
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 14:31:24 | More by B33R501
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Hobbit

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

08-02-2013 00:59:38 | More by Hobbit
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Dareibreathe

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

09-22-2013 12:05:37 | More by Dareibreathe
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

08-04-2013 01:38:49 | More by Syracuse12
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arash1000

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

12-27-2012 06:36:47 | More by arash1000
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

12-01-2012 01:19:06 | More by nmann08
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

02-03-2013 22:19:24 | More by ejimhof
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HookemHops13

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

09-28-2013 17:29:47 | More by HookemHops13
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MrDave

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

08-21-2013 14:24:36 | More by MrDave
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

04-27-2013 09:08:00 | More by Kelp
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AilidoBrew


2.9/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 06:34:09 | More by AilidoBrew
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Preluderl

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 00:54:45 | More by Preluderl
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BigE90

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.3%

12-15-2012 05:39:59 | More by BigE90
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cyrushire

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-24-2013 07:33:53 | More by cyrushire
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.3%

08-02-2013 01:52:35 | More by mwbrady12
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -26.3%

10-09-2012 00:28:52 | More by djaeon
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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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