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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3634) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2011
(Courtoisie de Blankboy) Le liquide a une robe complètement noire. La tête mousseuse brune est bien épaisse et a une belle solidité. Magnifique. Le nez est subjugué par le chocolat pur et par les grains foncés et torréfiés. Peu complexe mais efficace. Les saveurs sont aussi dominées par un chocolat amer et par des flaveurs dilluées qui rappellent la mélasse. Légèrement décevant. L’alcool se signale avec une certaine force. Correct. La bouche est en manque de corps. Étonnant. Le pétillement doux. En accord avec le style. La texture toute en finesse. Quelque chose qui cloche. La finale se fait sur des notes amères de chocolat et de torréfaction avec la présence indéniable d’un alcool chaud. Finale somme toute agréable. En résumé, très partagé concernant cette bouteille qui a un âge légèrement avancé.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3461) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
Bomber de 650ml. Bouteille peinte brassée en 2008 et bue en 2011. Merci Patrick. Bière ténébreuse noire comme la nuit avec une belle couche de mousse brune. Le nez est tout en chocolat, il ne fait pas dans la dentelle. L’alcool est trop présent à mon goût. Le chocolat se déploie en bouche laissant une forte amertume. Elle est mince (malheureusement), les effets de l’âge se font sentir. Une fois avalée les effluves d’alcool nous montent au nez provocant un effet de chaleur peu agréable. 6/10

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3892) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle with many thanks to Boutip. Dark, black pour with a centimeter of brown foam. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, lots of burnt grain, cocoa and a hint of molasses. Taste is bitter, quite roasted, you can really pick up the oatmeal stout flavors. Palate is a bit thin for the style with a bit bit of alcohol on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
22oz bottle from blutt59, thanks Bob! Pours a pitch black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma has lots of bitter and sweet dark chocolates with a good amount of creamy roasts and a nice mix of molasses and dark fruits. A touch of burnt malt along with some nuts, oats, and a light hopping. Flavor is big dark chocolates with a nice mix of bitter and sweet. Creamy roasts with some burnt malts balanced well with plenty of caramel and a bit of a molasses sweetness. There is a light bitter hop throughout alongside the bitter chocolates that is really nice and goes well with the sweetness of the rich chocolates. A light dark fruit and a touch of ash before this finishes rich and roasty with tons of dark chocolates. Slowly dries with a light bitterness before leaving a very lengthy aftertaste. Full, very smooth, sligthly syrupy body with a light, creamy carbonation and just a hint of alcohol warmth. This has aged nicely and the plethora of oats make this extremely smooth and creamy. Wonderful palate. Overall, an excellent imperial stout. Tons of smooth, bittersweet dark chocolates with a solid roast and light hopping to balance the sweetness. Extremely rich and flavorful with just a touch of alcohol warmth that has settled well with age. The oats and chocolate are delectable and so damn smooth. Wow. This was fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2011
Bottle shared with our Mes. Cheers for the 1000th time for great beer! Poured a pretty much jet black colour with dark brown head that slowly faded. Aroma has dark chocolate, some dark fruits, roasted malts, nuts and oats. Flavour is similar with a hint of roasted smokiness and more chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours black with a medium tan head. There is about once inch of dark tan head. The first half inch fades quickly, but the second half actually stays for ahilw. Good lacing. The aroma is medium, and full of lots of sweet chocoalte. At the end there is light hint of hops. The taste ia also super sweet, bordering on too sweet, but doesn’t cross it. There is TONS of sweet chocolate, but that’s about all I get. A little to simple. The feel is on the lighter side without much of a finish. Overall, it was decent for a chocolate beer, but nothing special

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2190) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
Bomber. Pours a dark opaque black with tan creamy lacing. Aroma of molasses, baker’s chocolate. Huge molasses on the palate - almost overwhelms chocolate and the malts/oatmeal but you still get them along with some of the booziness showing through. Slightly bitter on the finish. Good but think it was probably better fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thicksuds (447) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2011
2008 bottle, found this at a local place this year, I was happy to come across it already aged. Pour is dark and thick, no carbonation to speak of or head. Smells like chocolate. Aged pretty well, but for being 2 years old this is still tasting pretty strong to me, must have been hot coming out, nice taste and complexity, great depth. Chocolate taste, abv pretty well hidden, smooth, rich, and pretty bitter as well, hence the name, but I like the bitterness in there, adds another level to it. All in all, well done, very strong, definitely imperial and lives up to the name. Satisfying if you are looking for a very indulgent stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
750ml bottle. Dark syrupy pour, jet black and thick. Oily lacing with a thin brown head. Tons of chocolate in the aroma with roasted malts. The flavor has a good chocolate base with a good malt backing. Though the ABV isn’t super high it’s a thick drink, so share it and spread the love around.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2691) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Pours a dark brown/black with a decent sized tan head that impales itself to the inside of the glass as I drink in its chocolaty goodness. Smells of roasted malts, and bitter chocolate. Hints of citrus hops hide in the background. Taste is bitter roast and chocolate, a little bit of alcohol, more as it warms. Mouthfeel is silky smooth and very creamy. Thick body with light carbonation. Another fantastic brew from Stone, I’m going to try to put a bottle away to see how this one ages.


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