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 cmak316
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely an after dinner beer. Its strong flavors and aroma go great with similar flavors of this brew, or perhaps an old fashioned doughnut.

The second time around having this beer, first time was three months ago, the strong (almost too strong) mint flavor overpowering the beer has mellowed to a nice balance with the roasty, chocolate, coffee flavors which contribute to an overall complex yet decipherable taste.

Again, six months after the initial review and the stout sitting in my appropriated refrigerator, the flavors mellow down and blend into a decipherable symphony of wonderful sensations. The mint no longer overpowers the coffee and roasty notes and is a very good beer. Would go excellent with vanilla ice-cream.

Black mahogany color, leather colored head with a lacy feel, and a unique silky mouth feel make this a wonderful stout.

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Photo of extra
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of liamt07
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Steve, 12oz into a tulip.

Dark brown body with brownish head. Nose of cocoa, some roast and dark chocolate. Leafy and mild mint character, sorta like fresh spearmint gum. Taste has loads of dark chocolate and leafy mint flavours in the mid palate. Roast and more chocolate into the finish. Fairly bitter finish, medium body and alcohol is well hidden. A unique offering, well executed mint flavour, any more would've been too much.

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Photo of Dylanjf
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Lynn1451
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of jpaulsen
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ScottP
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Reagan1984
2/5  rDev -51%

Photo of sliverX
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of stampfler07
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of iKrystin
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of StevenH
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of yoitsarch
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of stevec32
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of AntLeatherface
5/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some dark amber highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation near the surface. The beer has a finger tall creamy dark mocha head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small thin patches of medium sized bubbles and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed,

S: Moderate to strong aromas of mint and chocolate (almost the exact same smell as thin mint girl scout cookies) with some lighter notes of roasted malts. There are some very very light notes of alcohol.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark roasted malts that then leads into some strong rich dark chocolate and peppermint. Very light notes of roasted coffee and caramel sweetness with a little bit of pine hoppiness int he finish. Moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers.

M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy, almost velvety with some light notes of dryness and alcohol heat in the finish.

O: I'm surprised at how well balanced this mint chocolate stout is... it sounded really delicious and delivered which is really great. I think the mint really complemented the nice rich chocolaty flavors of the stout. Definitely enjoyable and worth getting.

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Photo of Lukass
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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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