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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

715 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 111
Gots: 106 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 09-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a hollow stemmed glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown and leaves a very attractive 2 fingers of tan head.

Smell: Dark chocolate, light mint, roasted malts, mild vanilla.

Taste: Wow, mint chocolate takes complete control, in a good way. Starts with, and finishes with it. In between there is some roasted malts, bitter coffee and cocoa, and vanilla. Alcohol is well masked.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation with a medium body, slight creaminess to it. Very smooth finish.

Overall: A really enjoyable beer: the mint chocolate is really delicious - it reminds me a lot of the mint chocolate wafer cookies that are so tasty. Very smooth and balanced, this is a very tasty desert beer.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Stone glass. Appearance is a deep dark and opaque brown with cocoa colored head. Nice retention and heavy lacing is left behind. Nose is forward on the cocoa with a light creamy mint character. The mint is subtle on the nose, but works with the roast and the chocolate quite nicely. The taste is similar to the nose, bold and robust and very chocolatey. the mint comes through towards the finish and makes for a refreshing finish. There is less mint here than some of the other recent ones I have tried, but this is a good thing as it doesn't come off as tasting like mouthwash. Mouthfeel is heavy and smooth, moderate carbonation here. Overall, a nice and well rounded imperial stout with some nice delicate mint flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brown, as dark as any imperial stout would be proud to be, this big-looking brew develops a one finger tall cap of creamy brown head that stays almost a finger tall for the entirety of the session and leaves good lace in its wake.
A firm roast comes from a strong malt backbone, more than adequate, which also imparts notes of barley in the nose. The mint comes on nicely and sticks with it, a soft sort of peppermint but natural, not candied. A little more chocolate would do for the overall effect, but it's very good nonetheless.
This is a very strong stout with lots of goodness. Chocolate comes out a bit, but mint is just a flash up front before going roasty and a flash again into the finish. For this to work as well as it should, this beer has an excellent base but the secondaries here are too understated (not something I ever thought I'd say about Stone). That doesn't take away too much from a great stout, though.
Thick, chewy and creamy in a big, chunky body, the mouthfeel isn't holding back. The big malts provide plenty to work with and it goes silky with just a little edge into semi-dry as it goes to the finish.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

on-tap @ Belmont Station.
from notes.

Black, with a foamy, creamy light brown head.

Tons of chocolate and mint in both the nose and taste. Really awesome.

Full, creamy body with mild, foamy carbonation.

I was very pleasantly surprised with how prominent, and well done, the chocolate and mint are. Reminds me very much of the Andes thin mint chocolates. A real treat.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.