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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

702 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 107
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one

A - oil thick, pitch black with a big, brown head that has good retention

S - mint leaves, chocolate, roasted malts

T - huge chocolate, mint leaves, roasted malts, mild bitter finish

M - full bodied, well carbonated, warming alcohol

This beer was awesome! The chocolate was incredible, indulgent, impressive, and rich. The mint was heavy on the nose, but added a nice compliment to the chocolate in the flavor. This has tremendous drinkability for the ABV. If you like a chocolate stout or if you like a little something different, this is most certainly a beer that is worth trying. I am very impressed!

tdm168, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured into tulip 26/4/13 cheers Rutager for sending me the bottle

A black liquid with an inch of cola edge, big loose mocha foam quickly ends up as a thick film that leaves lots of random lace

S peppermint girl guide cookies with some chocolate chip mint iced cream with just a little licorice and booze, not sure why but I'm loving it

T a little coffee and char from the dark roast but somehow takes away from what the nose was offering, what I could smells still there but the proportions are mixed up and I like the taste but the nose was great

M not as thick as the color would imply but far from water, bubbles almost cream it up and there's just a little heat, strange finish of minty char, reminds me of a chocolate mint Prime Time cigarillo with some coffee

O I could see this one getting a pretty wide range of ratings, interesting to say the least and if every aspect was as sexy as the nose this would be a world class beer

One of those beers where one sip its awesome and the next not so much, smells great and although its not lacking in any department there's room for improvement, strange but successful

wordemupg, Apr 27, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm just getting around to this one finally.

A: Pitch-black pour. Enormous and dense medium brown head. Head fades very slowly. Awesome head retention and surprisingly solid lacing too.

S: Huh, very interesting aroma. Lots of dark chocolate and mint. Kind of like a peppermint dark chocolate bark. Or a hot cocoa with peppermint in it. Quite unique and inviting if I'm honest.

T: Yup. Loaded with mint and dark chocolate. Bitter chocolate throughout the entire beer, the mint is mainly at the beginning and at the end. Lots of chocolate in the middle as it gets less sweet into the finish. Bitter mint lingers in the aftertaste, almost like a breath mint.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: Really unique and delicious beer. The chocolate and mint is a perfect combination. Neither overpowers. Missing much roasted malt below it all but it's still excellent, if a bit one-dimensional. But hell, clearly it's intentional. It's a mint chocolate stout and it does what it says it is quite nicely. Like drinking alcoholic mint chocolate chip ice cream. It's tasty and a nice treat.

Dope, Apr 24, 2013
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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.