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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (8094) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2010
Probably more than a bit aged, I presume? Medium, thight, greige head over virtually black beer. Unprecedented nose of packed, intense Ersatz-coffee, oatmeal, chocolate, dry (NOT fatty) peanuts, Brazil nuts, roast, hot waffles, and vanilla beans. Incredibly complex and equally balanced. Dry, smokey, roasted taste with chocolate, moccha, mild vegetable bitterness. Totally different from the nose, but as balanced. Very rich, thick, nearly sleazy texture, viscous and full-bodied, warming. Extremely long-lasting aftertaste. Easily one of Stoneís best products ever tasted. Iím honestly impressed. Abject thanks to whomever bestowed this upon me...

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grimreaperguru (237) - santee, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Pours a jet black motor oil with a dark brown head.The aroma is dark chocolate with a little alcohol.The flavor is a great sweet chocolate.The body is full and the finnish is smooth.Overall the best Stone brew ever.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
$8 / 22oz bomber - Should I have expected more? I donít know? I found this at Jungle Jimís and I thought I found a rare find--I did! But a rarity doesnít mean it is good or great; this one is just okay. It is definitely bitter, perhaps too bitter for any oatmeal stout. Iím not completely unhappy with what Stone is trying to do with this one, but Iím not over joyed either.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3297) - 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 (165) - 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 werenít 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 (1548) - 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 (6459) - 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.


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