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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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keithwebb (3) - USA - JUL 11, 2008 does not count
22 oz bottle in July 2008. Pours black, thick, with a chocolate brown head that nearly disipates after a couple of minutes. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and cherry. Rich, sweet (from malt), bitter chocolate taste. The 9.2% alcohol doesn’t show up in the taste. Nice rich, smooth, with a chocolate and slight coffee finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Bottle from Bevmo. Black with a brown fizzy head. Sweet roasty chocolate and grain aroma. Sweet mildly bitter dark chocolate taste, good roasty taste with a bitter malty finish. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours a jet black with a medium brown head. Good lacing on the glass. The aroma is fairly subtle, but hints of chocolate, molasses, and roasted malts are there. The flavor is excellent. The chocolate really comes through strongly, but there are hints of toasted malts, and a touch of coffee. The alcohol has a nice warming effect. The mouthfeel was smooth, with a very palate coating effect with the beer. Damn fine beer, and makes we want to look forward to more from the anniversary series from Stone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 10, 2008
bomber into wine glass for lack of sniffer. Pitch black pour with a nice medium/dark puffy head. The aroma was somewhat faint and subtle but included notes of molasses, bitter chocolate, and some hops. The flavor is unique and interesting to say the least. It is very bitter, but not hop bitter, but rather chocolate and coffee bitter. The alcohol barely peaked through the rich and complex flavors of chocolate and coffee but definitely lingers in the stomach with a pleasant warming effect. It was pretty thick and coating on the palate, but not as much as the RIS. Overall: a well crafted unique brew that is definitely worth trying if you are an imperial stout lover.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
22 oz bottle from Bevmo. Deep, rich, oily black color. Aroma is burnt chocolate and coffee. Flavor is exactly as the description reads: Bitter chocolate is the dominant flavor. This would be world class if the alcohol was so dominant. This should age incredibly though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
OK, so this was Stone 12. Ima give it to y’all straight no chaser. Black with small ring type head. Aroma of Chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, ash, oats, and alcohol. The taste was the same but very smooth on the palate. Alcohol was very apparent at the end. Much better as it warms up. Soild brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Bomber pours pitch black with a tan head. Has an interesting aroma. I get a hint of alcohol, ash, and some slight sweet roasted malt. Mouthfeel is very heavy with a heavy creamy feel to it as well. Several little bubbles flow into my mouth and attack my tongue and tastebuds. Taste is strong coffee, alcohol, some chocolate, ash flavors, and has a bitterness that must come from the chocolate I suppose. Overall this is a bad ass brew. It reminds me of a brewdog paradox brew. It has the same kinds of qualities. I want to revisit this one after it ages a little while . Its still a little hot right now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
benwa420 (47) - East Hampton, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2008
bottle pours super dark black. brown head. Definitly get a little bitterness out of this beer. Nice Chocolate taste with roasted malt. very nice job once again by Stone brewing company.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours a slick oily looking black color with a nice dark brown head. Rich roasted malty aroma. Fairly bitter with quite a bit of coffee. Strong roasted malty flavors. Some bitter coffee in the finish. Kind of hot at the moment.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Groovy. Dark, roasty, burnt business with a touch of dark 70%+ chocolate. Sour oats (in a good way!) and bittttttter hops kick towards the end of the palate. Definitely tastes like it


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