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

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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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733 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:
733
pDev:
12.25%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
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massive thanks to Beachstrength49 for this one!

A: black as night body that creates a massive 3 fingers worth of head retention. the lacing is phenomenal and after 2 minutes there is still about 2 fingers worth of head remaining. the head is quite dense and dark tan in color.

S: the mint aroma is exploding out of the glass. getting in closer the mint dominates but its simply awesome because there is an awesome graham cracker and dark chocolate backbone. this is definitely a straightforward beer and lacks complexity but I really enjoy this. it reminds me of a Thin Mint

T: mint but not as strong as in the nose (slightly disappointed) there is more of bitter dark chocolate presence, slight touch of hops, pepper, slight licorice. the mint may have fallen off here in the taste???

M: thick, borderline chewy.. but not quite there. i was hoping for a minting aftertaste, but i am left with a bitter chocolate.

O: great brew, maybe the mint has fallen off, but its so prominent in the nose!

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(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Collaboration

Stone / Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout: 9.6% ABV;

Appearance: thick, pours a mid-dark brown, light head (brownish), solid black in glass;

Smell: fair amount of coffee, moderate cocoa, touch of licorice;

Taste/Mouthfeel: coffee, a bit of powdered cocoa, very very slight cooling essence;

Pretty Good.

Poured into a pint glass.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks great! Very very very dark brown, opaque, and nice large welcoming chocolate milk colored head piled on top. Aroma is packed with delicious chocolate, cookie dough, cream, caramel, and has very light mint that adds a refreshing cleanness to the aroma. Very nice on the nose. Taste is pretty awesome too. Sweet and packed with chocolaty goodness. The mint is worked in there nice and delicately. I was a little worried this beer was going to be overly spearminty but its not at all. I completely forgot this was an imperial stout too.... Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, soft, and finely carbonated. This is like eating a slightly minty, alcohol infused piece of chocolate cake. Excellent dessert. Overall, good stuff.

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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 733 ratings
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