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

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Stone / Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist  Mint Chocolate Imperial StoutStone / Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist  Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
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Stone / Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist  Mint Chocolate Imperial StoutStone / Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist  Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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Ratings: 735 |  Reviews: 209
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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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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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Stone / Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 735 ratings