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4.08/5
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735 Ratings
Stone / Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist  Mint Chocolate Imperial StoutStone / Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist  Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A zing of fresh peppermint on a foundation of cocoa on the front of the palate, followed by dark roasted coffee/cocoa malt flavors and those wonderful esters we so lovingly associated with beer. The mint and cocoa retain their presence throughout the palate, which finishes nicely with pleasing bitterness and a slight dryness. The balance of chocolate, mint and Imperial Stout flavors is amazing…the flavors meld together fantastically!

Collaboration with Iron Fist Brewing

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 09-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
735
pDev:
12.25%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

Photo of MadeInOregon
1.99/5  rDev -51.2%
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.

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2/5  rDev -51%

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2/5  rDev -51%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.73/5  rDev -33.1%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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2.89/5  rDev -29.2%
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.

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2.98/5  rDev -27%
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.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste like a liquid thin mint with alcohol solid stuff

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 735 ratings