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Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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RATINGS: 1024   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Who knew a worldwide hop shortage in 2008 would give rise to such a memorable, delicious beer? When it came time to craft a commemorative offering for our 12th anniversary, we decided to trade in the bitterness of hops for the bitterness of unsweetened chocolate, and paired that with flaked oats. Featuring a thick, rich, roasty mouthfeel and chocolate-heavy flavors and aromas, this onyx-colored, malt-forward beauty became an instant classic that shares space on our liquid trophy case alongside our hop-focused fan favorites. Rebrewed for our 20th Anniversary Encore Series.

Hops: Summit, Willamette, Galena & Ahtanum


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1439) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
On tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a pitch black with a lovely, thick, tan head. Aroma has dark chocolate, roasted malts, oatmeal, light tobacco, light coffee, caramel, oats, some hops. Taste is somewhere in between sweet and dry. Very roasty malts, hoppy bitterness, but also some oatmeal-chewy sweetness. Smooth body and an average low carbonation.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Draft. Dark brown pour, its nice stuff, dark cocoa and some roasted malt notes, good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2016
Pours black with a medium foamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, roasted nuts, brown sugar, vanilla, lactose,. Taste is roasted and somewhat bitter with slight berry notes. Mouthfeel is dry yet smooth with moderate carbonation.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1305) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
duft: chokolade ristet malt lidt soja salt hed ristet kaffe ristet brød smag ristet malt chokolade kaffe

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3092) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
Fat på CBC-16. En kraftig, tung fullmatad IS. Massor av mörk choklad, kaffe, lite lakrits, aska. Ganska kärv men stor rund kropp ger bra balans. Riktigt gott.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3793) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap. Pours black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of rasted malt, a little citrus, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Impy. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14283) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Black with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, hop and a little bread. Flavour is roasted malts. chocolate, coffee, caramel, medium sweet, little liquorice hop and medium bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16112) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel and hops. Nice oily palate and full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (16085) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 250516

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (782) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
650 ml bottle. Very dark brown pour, thin brown head. Strong chocolate and coffee aroma. Really shines in the flavour, tones of dark bitter chocolate. Nice dry finish. Perfect dessert beer for me.


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