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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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RATINGS: 861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3239) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 4, 2010
bottle-sampled fresh and about 2 months ago. pours black as oil with a nice tan head. huge chocolate nose fresh, but as it aged, it became a bit more woody, with touch of rasin, anise and baking chocolate. the bitter chocolate covers the alcohol nicely here-better than most stone beers in those terms. flavors are roasty, chocolate and a touch of dark fruits. long chocolate finish. rich, dangerous and oh so good! one of the better aniversary beers that stone has ever released. It held up nicely 1 1/2 yrs later as well. Im sure bottles are still tasting good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALCOHOLNIZM (164) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2010
BLACK BEER WITH DARK BROWN HEAD AND A LIGHT AROMA OF FERMENTED DARK FRUITS, KINDA PRUNE LIKE. RICH THICK AND BITTER BURNT COFFEE FLAVOR WITH A SLIGHT HINT OF UNSWEETEND CHOCOLATE. THE ONLY THING I DONT LIKE ABOUT IT IS THERE SEEMS TO BE A METALIC FLAVOR AT THE FRONT NOTES, NOT MUCH BUT ENOUGH MENTION , OVER ALL A VERY FILLING YET EASY TO DRINK BEER. CANT TASTE ANY OATMEAL HERE MORE OF A COFFEE STOUT TO ME. STILL GOOD REGARDLESS YET NOT GREAT.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
virtuosovii (103) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
This was great. It was very thick and poured like motor oil with a thick dark tan head. Smelled and tasted like the name suggests--bitter dark chocolate.This well-put-together imperial stout got better with every sip.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2010
A black pour -mocha head.taste sweet upfront and a bitter dry chocolate expresso finish. Wow an awesome beer

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
applesquash (2) - USA - FEB 24, 2010 does not count
This is one of my top 3 all time favorites. I got one from a nearby market and enjoyed it so much I went back for 2 more but they only had 1. The guy mentioned they did have a case in the back but weren’t going to open it. So I bought the case. I think I was tricked. What a nice trick to play. Trick me like that any time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1522) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
One of my favorites from Stone. Solid black with a nice head. Huge nose of coffee, chocolates, burnt malts, dense. Taste is the same and is very smooth on the palate. Full of flavor and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5786) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Shachar. Black-colored with a light brown foam. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits, a bit of smoky hints and a bit of alcohol. A bittersweet flavor with chocolate, malt, light fruitiness, nutty hints and a drier finish with more bitterness. Rather full-bodied. A good Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1299) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle. Pour is almost black with a thin tan head. Aromais quite nice roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light oxidation, and wood. Flavor is true to nose and holds up quite well with little evidence of oxidation. This is potent and good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (1697) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 20, 2010
At a tasting, many thanks Shachar, small brown head, opaque dark brown colour, aromas of cocoa, spice, hint of vanila pod and smoke at the begginning that dissapears over time, flavour of charred wood, coffee, smoked meat and dark chocolate, all over a cereal backbone, extremely smooth, long sour coffee aftertaste, a bit like after an espresso, nicely balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle at a tasting: oatmeal porridge, milk chocolate, bitter chocolate, sweet malt, roasted malt, honey, mild coffee, cocca notes, some charred wood, weak smoked meat, delicate hops lingers through, great aftertaste, very blanced mellow and refined imperial stout.


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