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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Yep. I like it. But wow that’s a lot of chocolate! Aroma isn’t real huge but contains small amounts chocolate and oatmeal. Appearance is very dark black with a rich, dark tan head. The flavor is great! HUGE chocolate at first, masking a very slight alcohol taste (however, not unpleasant, in this case.) The cool part is that the chocolate stays in your mouth for several minutes and leaves a great, sweet taste. This is very exciting! Overall impression is quite favorable!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a high viscosity opaque black with an ample tan head that soon faded. The aroma was moderate in strength with mocha, chocolate, roasted malts and a whiff of alcohol. The flavor featured well burnt malts that had a chocolaty character, dark fruits and good bitterness. Also, in taste there was a bit of hot alcohol. The mouthfeel was creamy, full and smooth. The finish was long with lingering bitter dark chocolate. Overall: The alcohol showing thru was a bit distracting at first, but soon became unnoticeable as I finished the bottle. Other than that, great concoction.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5220) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Sample from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized dark brown head. The aroma was bitter chocolate and light ripe fruits. The flavor was bitter chocolate, roasty malts, ripe fruits and notes of sherry, oatmeal, cardboard and cherry. The finish was bitter chocolate. The mouthfeel was silky smooth. Interesting and complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8465) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2008
22oz bottle at Zeno’s pours deep, rich black in color with a small film of a dark tan head. Thick and vinous when cold, the alcohol is a little too apparent, and it has a twangy dark fruit note, but that part tends to disappear when warmer. Oatmeal is quite apparent, tastes a bit flabby and mushy, but overall the total effect of semi-bitter chocolate and oatmeal is nice enough. A bit of dark plum and cherry and wood thrown in, but it never really goes anywhere. When warmer the oatmeal is far too apparent, and the chocolate presence is very muted. Okay stuff, but I’m not much of an oatmeal stout fan. Reminds me of Troegs Scratch 5.


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