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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle from trade with Hop20, cheers buddy! Pitch black with a dark brown head. Aroma: chocolate mousse, coffee, dark fruit, licorice. Taste: loads of licorice, cocoa, dark wine gums, coffee, milk chocolate, oatmeal cookies with raisins, creamy. Full-bodied, smooth. Man, this is so delicious! If this was bitter from the chocolate when it was released, then instead time has made it very smooth and well-balanced. Thanks again for suggesting this!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle shared with Aj over christmas. Pours black with a small tan head which quickly disappears. Nose shows bitter dark chocolate, oats, a touch of alcohol, plum, raisins/sultanas and vanilla. Taste is sweet vanilla and raisins. Like chocolate covered sultanas but boozy. Bitter sweet finish to this one. Higher carbonation than I was expecting. A very well made beer. Not sure if the ageing has improved it or now but it is good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
From July 2008 bomber. Alcohol, vanilla, licorice, chocolate and chocolate malts, some papery essence or a bit of oxidation. No obvious hop variety aroma. Deep dark black opaque with thin lacing cocoa-tan head. Heavy body, almost chewy, with medium carbonation and light alcoholic warming. Starts with carbonic acidity, mild sweetness, lot of dry bitter chocolate, licorice, and molasses. A bit of coffee and smoke, too. Tangy finish with nutty bitterness and light chalky chocolate notes in the after. Certainly not over sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
This is from a while ago... Pours nearly opaque with a bright, light tan head. The aroma is filled with chocolate and caramel. On the palate, the chocolate and toffee also show the characteristic slickness of an oatmeal stout. The abv is extremely well hidden. Great stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
Draught at The Rake august 2011. Black beer with a medium creamy tanned head. Sweet, chocolate, milky, licorice, brown sugar aroma. Oaky, chocolate, licorice flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
bottle, aged 4 years. Pours black tan head nose chocolate roasty, raisin, ash, soy, flavors are bitter sweet chocolate, soy raisin, caramel, silky body. age as improved this from what I recall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1578) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Dark black pour with a tan head. Plenty of dark chocolate and roast in the aroma with nice bittersweet flavor as the name suggests. It was shared from a friends cellar and was very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured an opaque black color with a lasting brown head. Smelled of dark chocolate, anise, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and molasses. Medium bodied with fleeting delicate sugars replaced by mild to moderate bitterness and a kick warming, sharp alcohol. Chocolate liqueur, cinnamon, and dark fruit flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
22 oz bottle shared by drewbeerme. Thanks, bud. Pours a rich blackish opaque pour with ruby brown glow on the edges, touches of glow, rich haze and frothy tannish head that dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are rich cocoa and dark fruit cherries and plum, roasty malts, caramel, toffee. Rich malty elements, gentle touches of oatmeal sweetness, toast, caramel. Richer dark fruit comes forward. Initial is richer, a firm heavier medium body with good bitter cocoa, touches of orange rind, toffee, toast, and some biscuits. Thicker a bit with some dryness, touches of dark fruit, black cherries, with rich dark fruit and cocoa. Touches of orange rind. Finish offers a touch of dryness, some tootsie roll, richer black cherry and dark fruit influence pans out. Solid, but not necessarily my thing. Rich dark fruit element.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
22oz bottle consumed on 10/30/10. Reviewed from notes. Poured into a goblet-style glass. Pours a dirty, muddy deep brown/black with about a half-inch of dark mocha head. Some lace left behind. The nose is full of creamy chocolate, roasted malts, fresh coffee. Everything is still bold and pronounced. Great smell. The mouth is perfectly silky and smooth. Decent amount of carbonation backing, even after 2 years. Excellent finish. The flavors meld well with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, and a bit of a vinous twang on the back end. The oatmeal really adds a smooth creamy dimension that fits this beer wonderfully. I’m glad I was able to try this. Great beer!


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