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Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
A beer by: Stone Brewing Co.
from Escondido, CA, United States
 
Score:
3.762
ABV:
9.6%
Availability:
Unknown

Reviews:
5
IBU:
69
Last Updated:
12/4/2012 12:45:22 PM
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Beer Description:
Today, Stone Brewing Co. released the “Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist / Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout,” a collaboration beer with San Diego homebrewer Ken Schmidt and Iron Fist Brewing Co. from Vista, Calif. Schmidt was chosen to collaborate with the San Diego breweries after his original creation won the Stone (4th Annual) 2012 March Madness Homebrew Competition & AHA Rally at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. The winning beer earned Schmidt the opportunity to have his recipe professionally brewed at Stone and distributed across the U.S.

Fresh mint leaves from Stone Farms and chocolate made by Southern California chocolatier ChocoVivo were included in the beer, showcasing the mint chocolate flavors that blend together perfectly. However, to get an extra kick of cool mintiness found in Schmidt’s homebrew version, which used a chocolate mint extract, Stone searched for a 100 percent natural flavor extract to add to the beer (hence the “Ale brewed with cocoa and mint with natural flavors added” line on the bottle.) The result is a beer with aromas of herbal mint, cocoa, and hints of caramel in the nose. The first sip tastes of pronounced peppermint, cocoa and dark roasted coffee malt flavors that burst on the palate.
 
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Overall rank669 of 44830
Overall percentile98.5
Style rank135 of 1567
Style percentile91.4
Lowest score3.8
Highest score4.5
Average score4.22
Weighted score3.762
Standard deviation0.303
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