Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout | Stone Brewing

Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial StoutKen Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.08/5
732 Ratings
Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial StoutKen Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 09-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
732
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
100
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 732 |  Reviews: 208
Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into St. Bernardus snifter.

Appearance: Pours nearly black with a short, dark tan head that soon faded into a thin collar and few, bubbly ’islands’.

Aroma: Dark roasted malts, mint (mainly peppermint) and chocolate dominate. Some black licorice and alcohol esters too.

Flavor: The mint is there at a nice level: fairly obvious but not overpowering the rich, dark roasted malts or even the notes of dark chocolate and hints of dark, dried fruits. Bitter dark chocolate, light spearmint and faint coffee in the mildly bitter finish. Given the mint and other flavor components, this has excellent bitter/sweet balance.

Feel: Full, smooth body with light carbonation and light warming. A faint bite from the mint and alcohol.

Overall: Perhaps not as good as I was hoping for from Stone, but given that this is a chocolate mint RIS it is certainly well done and roughly as expected. The high ABV is well hidden. Although the mint treatment was conservative, I’d probably like even less in an ale as good as the base Stone RIS.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like a bitter, semi sweet chocolate thin mint. Medium to thin mouthfeel. Dry finish. I would say it's a step below Perennials 17. It's still pretty good. Holding up well.

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Photo of beertunes
3.42/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
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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Photo of nikhilshetty007
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easily one of the best beer out in the market. Nice smooth taste. Great dark look.

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Photo of AndrewGoria
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Filabee
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jon4than
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Velunas
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of IndridCold
4.65/5  rDev +14%

Surprisingly more minty than I had imagined it would be, having aged it for two years. Very, very little head (less than a centimeter), but decent carbonation and a clean malty flavor which hides the alcohol content (9.6%) well. Nicely reminiscent of Andes mints... I honestly thought this would be a very gimmicky beer, but this turned out quite delicious.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Jonada
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased in 2012 and cellared since. Poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours black with about a finger of a tan head that dissipates to a thick ring and some wispy coating. Body is opaque.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted malt, mint, coffee. Mint intensifies as the beer warms.

Taste: Follows the aroma closely. Mint, roasted malt, and bitter dark chocolate. Like the aroma, the mint intensifies the more the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Light side of full bodied with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel and medium gentle carbonation.

Overall: As it was back in 2012, this is still a good beer. The mint, which I thought was a bit overpowering when this was fresh, has mellowed nicely, so I'd say overall this has benefited from some age.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BUNZILLA
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Rhf9120
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of CaptainPancakes
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Samp01
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased 2012. Pours a deep black with a razor thin tan head. Has a rich chocolate dark roasted caramel malt nose, with some dark fruity notes and slight licorice sweet bitter flavor on the end. The palate is a full rich creamy body with good carbonation, a bit of sticky mouth feel. The finish is sweet chocolate, roasted caramel malt, some mild mint flavor shows up as it warms up, has a lingering kind of sweet chocolate roasted bitterness on the end. Was expecting a bit more mint but could be the aging. Overall a good drinking tasty and full flavored brew.

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Photo of tbrascojr
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of UlfAndreas
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of SDRedDevil
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of scott2269
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 732 ratings
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