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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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RATINGS: 860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
22oz courtesy of dpjuart. Pours jet black with a three finger brown head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma is a bit salty, some green olives, Kalamata olives, light tobacco, cocoa powder, chocolate cupcake, rich caramel as it warms. Taste is a bit salty, some olives, unsweetened dark chocolate, a little bit tart. Pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2010
(bottle from RSRIZZO’s tasting, round 2-1/13/10). Black color. Small tan head. Moderate aroma of chocolate, soy sauce, with light alcohol. Moderate chocolate flavor. Long duration. Light bitter and light alcohol finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brikelly (39) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2010
Another great stout from Stone. Pours with a lovely frothy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is pleasant, with notes of chocolate (duh...) and smoke. Wonderful taste, the oatmeal and chocolate are very present but in perfect amounts, and balanced well with the alcohol. Great, great stout. Not as insanely great as Stone’s Russian Imperial stout, but still well worth it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
22 oz bomber poured into my snifter. A- Deep brown-almost black nearly opaque body that pours with a 1 finger cafe brown colored head. Head fizzes away quickly and no lacing is left behind in the glass. S-Roasted bitter chocolate malt and a hint oh phenols. T- Roasted chocolate malt upfront with some oatmeal flavoring. A bit more bitterness comes through for the finish along with a hint of alcohol. P- Low to medium carbonation and somewhat heavy body. Alcohol more present than oatmeal in mouthfeel. O- This is a good imperial oatmeal stout. Not very complex but tasty. All the flavors are contained in the name. Not as thick of an oatmeal presence as I would like and certainly not as good as stone RIS but still a very good beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-08-2008 15:13:13

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - APR 20, 2010
I had this when it was first released and now again two years later. I have to say with the age on it, this stuff is amazing. Extremely smoky aroma and flavor, with hints of coffee and chocolate. As malty as this is the bitter finish is a plus. If you can still find this pick it up, well worth it!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (7818) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2010
Probably more than a bit aged, I presume? Medium, thight, greige head over virtually black beer. Unprecedented nose of packed, intense Ersatz-coffee, oatmeal, chocolate, dry (NOT fatty) peanuts, Brazil nuts, roast, hot waffles, and vanilla beans. Incredibly complex and equally balanced. Dry, smokey, roasted taste with chocolate, moccha, mild vegetable bitterness. Totally different from the nose, but as balanced. Very rich, thick, nearly sleazy texture, viscous and full-bodied, warming. Extremely long-lasting aftertaste. Easily one of Stone’s best products ever tasted. I’m honestly impressed. Abject thanks to whomever bestowed this upon me...

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grimreaperguru (233) - santee, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Pours a jet black motor oil with a dark brown head.The aroma is dark chocolate with a little alcohol.The flavor is a great sweet chocolate.The body is full and the finnish is smooth.Overall the best Stone brew ever.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2010
$8 / 22oz bomber - Should I have expected more? I don’t know? I found this at Jungle Jim’s and I thought I found a rare find--I did! But a rarity doesn’t mean it is good or great; this one is just okay. It is definitely bitter, perhaps too bitter for any oatmeal stout. I’m not completely unhappy with what Stone is trying to do with this one, but I’m not over joyed either.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 4, 2010
bottle-sampled fresh and about 2 months ago. pours black as oil with a nice tan head. huge chocolate nose fresh, but as it aged, it became a bit more woody, with touch of rasin, anise and baking chocolate. the bitter chocolate covers the alcohol nicely here-better than most stone beers in those terms. flavors are roasty, chocolate and a touch of dark fruits. long chocolate finish. rich, dangerous and oh so good! one of the better aniversary beers that stone has ever released. It held up nicely 1 1/2 yrs later as well. Im sure bottles are still tasting good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALCOHOLNIZM (164) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - MAR 4, 2010
BLACK BEER WITH DARK BROWN HEAD AND A LIGHT AROMA OF FERMENTED DARK FRUITS, KINDA PRUNE LIKE. RICH THICK AND BITTER BURNT COFFEE FLAVOR WITH A SLIGHT HINT OF UNSWEETEND CHOCOLATE. THE ONLY THING I DONT LIKE ABOUT IT IS THERE SEEMS TO BE A METALIC FLAVOR AT THE FRONT NOTES, NOT MUCH BUT ENOUGH MENTION , OVER ALL A VERY FILLING YET EASY TO DRINK BEER. CANT TASTE ANY OATMEAL HERE MORE OF A COFFEE STOUT TO ME. STILL GOOD REGARDLESS YET NOT GREAT.


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