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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
Naka (698) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Pours a midnight black with a huge thick milk chocolate colored head. Sticks around for a little while leaving a small amount of lacing behind. The aroma is a dark roasted coffee with chocolate and sweet raspberries and just a touch of molasses. Surprisingly fruity flavor. Dark bitter chocolate with burnt coffee, sweet raspberries, black cherries, caramel, and a strong carbon-y bitterness. Not overly thick, but a very rich and silky body. Leaves a deep bitter on the tongue.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Pours black with a sizable, moderate tan head. Aroma is chocolate and java while the flavor has a major dark chocolate and coffee quality. Thick mouth feel. Really good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoJoNo (28) - Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2008
1/2 pint from tap at Bodega; pleasant aroma, solid flavor, strong bitter aftertaste on first sip, fades with subsequent sips; I’m a stout fan, and this was a treat

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
milewide (1386) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Very dark brown. Limited head. Modest roasted grain and chocolate aroma. But what a bold taste! Extremely bitter from roasted malt, hops---and especially unsweetened chocolate. None of the sometimes too sweet Imperial Stout flavor. I liked it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
At the "Open Eyes" tasting, pours like motor oil, with a quickly dissapating dark brown head covering a completely black body. Aroma of burnt cereal, bitter choclate, apple-like stuff, and a light hoppiness. Taste is oatmeal, bitter chocolate and lots of burnt coffee beans, and some very forward alcohol towards the finish. Lively bubbles and syrupy mouthfeel. Still very young and very hot!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Dark, dark black body with a nice brown, well lacing, super sustaining head. Bitter, almost salty (is that possible?) aroma, with some chocolate and coffee hints. Very strong, astringent notes come out as it warms, as well as the alcohol. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, some anise, and a bit of dark fruits in the mouth. Still very Windex-y, with a long, uncomfortable alcoholic burn. The mouthfeel is nice, thanks to the oats. It’s about all they add. Overall - a decent Impy Stout, but I don’t think the chocolate or oat adds a whole lot to the mix. Personally, I’ll take their regular Imperial Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 Dark brown/black pour with a dark creamy head that lasts throughout and leaves streaky lacing. Aroma of super dark roasted grain, roasty malt and cocoa. Flavor is mostly the dark roasted grain and malt, but definate cocoa and bitter chocolate notes are there, mostly on the finish. Also some alcohol. This would benefit from some age. Overall, a really nice different stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (971) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
~Pours black with creamy dark brown head. good lacing. ~Nice aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. A bit cloying on the roasted end. ~A nice roasted taste. Alcohol is definitely present. Good chocolate flavor. ~Creamy and smooth. Bitter finish with an alcohol kick. ~It’s pretty good. Gets better once the alcohol numbs the mouth and it gets a bit warmer. I’m glad I got to try this one. Not overly impressed though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeObese (18) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
This beer is a nice Chocolate Oatmeal RI]S. The beer poured dark brown-black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt and slight alcohol at the end. Flavor is warm alcohol, roasted malts and finishes like a 70% Cacao chocolate bar. The palate is full bodied and silky from the oatmeal. I would recommend this beer to chocolate lovers and RIS drinkers, Very enjoyable, not a beer I will stock up on but I will cellar at least one for later enjoyment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2008

7/12/2008: Don’t let the name completely fool you. Be sure to read the label as "bitter chocolate" not separately as "bitter" ... "chocolate" as this beer is definitely bitter, but there isn’t really a rich, creamy chocolate quality about it. That’s completely fine by me, but I wan’t to put that disclaimer out there for those who might see "chocolate" in the name and expect it in the aroma and beer. I guess it is there to some extent, but not in the way many would probably expect. Anyways, this beer pours an extremely dark brown color and has a slightly violet-like hue to it. The tan-colored head is thick and does not disappear quickly. Had I been blindfolded and not poured this beer myself, I would have guessed that somebody place a big bowl of steamy oatmeal in front of me dusted with some cocoa powder! It smells delicious. That same hearty and creamy oatmeal runs throughout the flavor and helps to mute the alcohol that comes across a bit sharp at times. There is also plenty of bitter chocolate and roasted maltiness in the flavor as well. The bitterness is quite apparent and is enough to turn most away. Remember, this is a BITTER chocolate stout and as such has quite a bit of that unsweetened Baker’s Chocolate quality to it. This beer has a medium-full body and is creamy and slick on the palate. Overall this is really the best Oatmeal Stout I have had in a very long time. Stone did an excellent job of balancing all of the characteristics to create this Imperialized Oatmeal Stout. They were also able to achieve a high level of bitterness by using the bitter chocolate and presumably a much lower than previously used amount of hops. Congratulations to them for pulling off such a tasty a fairly unique beer that features artisan chocolate and lots and lots of yummy oats! Stone Twelfth Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle (9.2% Alc/Vol) from The Party Source in Bellevue, Kentucky. Rating #62 for this beer...


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