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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 866   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
antzman (316) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 10, 2008
A little bit of a light chocolate aroma. Very black, dark head. First taste has some chocolate to it, but then the alcohol starts to dominate too much. Definitely bitter, just a bit too strong with the alcohol flavoring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
awesome uber-black body with a cocoa colored head that leaves nice webbing on the glass.aroma is a nice mix of smoke,roasted coffee,oatmeal,chocolate,and charred wood.flavor is a mix of the aroma with the chocolate and alcohol shinning through.can anyone say "imperial stout light?"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Bomber. Pours black with a dark brown head that fades into bubbles around the rim. Aroma is wheat bread, biscuity, watery chocolate. Graham crackers. The oats are noticeable but a chocolate component doesn’t jump out at me, at least not a real chocolate aroma, more just the normal chocolate character from roasted barley. Overall the aroma seems Porter-like. The taste is more chocolatey. Rich, semi-sweet and full bodied. Flavor is mouth-coating. Nice mouthfeel. The aroma is not that good, the flavor is pretty good, the mouthfeel is great. Not a consistent enough beer to be great but it has its moments. Alcohol hidden well. I’ve heard some complaints that people thought this was hot or boozy and I’m not getting that at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Pours dark black with a medium brown head. Aroma is mild. Very nice thick and creamy mouthfeel. . Flavor is not as full as I expected, and the alcohol comes through too much. There is a chocolate bitterness that lasts though. I’ll stick a few away for the winter, as I expect these will get better with time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
A great brew to have as a dessert or with dessert. Bitter, but in a semi-sweet chocolate fashion.

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