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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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RATINGS: 862   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Pours an oily opaque black with a spotty-lacing airy light brown head. Aroma of sweet caramel and dark chocolate with a touch of molasses and dark fruits. Body starts fairly full and lightly malty sweet revealing a rich, bittersweet dark chocolate flavor which lingers into a medium roasted finish. Smooth, farily complex and true to its name.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
A Sim rate (gravity cask at GBBF): This beer was the opposite of the old phrase "It does what it says on the tin". It was the anti-thesis of what it said on the tin. Reading "bitter chocolate oatmeal stout", I was convinced this would be my beer of the festival and I b-lined straight to it upon entering, but must admit, I was a bit let-down. Bitter, chocolate, oatmeal it wasn’t. And certainly not hefty enough to be called stout. Aroma of excessive alcohol, whiskey, oil. It’s good, but almost wrong in combination. Oily appearance for some reason. I quite like that. Flavour is good, but just way too alcoholic and oily (again) to be great. No oatmeal in it. And lacking that grainy texture in the palate that usually makes oatmeal stouts so outstanding. It slips down the throat like vegetable oil.. certainly not like stout. I quite enjoyed it to drink, but the whole was not made up of the sum of its slightly-lacking parts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Pours deep dark brown with thin mocha head. The aroma is full of big inviting dark chocolate notes pulling me toward the glass. I also get layers of toffee, roasted malts and a bit of caramel. Solid. The taste is nearly the same with thick rich dark chocolate that has that bit of velvetiness to it. It then moves into molasses, toffee, smooth roasted malts and a sense of coffee toward the finish. Yummmmmy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
On tap at the Falling Rock in Denver. Thick, black oily pour with a dense thin dark brown head. Beefy smoke aroma, with underlying vegemite and dark chocolate. Wow. Heavy, full-bodied, chewy, with flavours of rich dark roast coffee beans, chocolate, smoke. Bitter, bitter finish. Loved it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7024) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to womencantsail. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma has notes of dark chocolate, dark grains and a hint of coffee and alcohol. Flavor has a strong dark chocolate note with underlying coffee and a bit of an alcohol bite at the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7001) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by brew3crew. Dark brown more clear color. Thin lighter brown head, couple dots of lace. Big, chewy texture. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Very interesting herbal raw mint leaf aroma. Dark chocolate, light oatmeal. Good bitterness, light bitter sweet. Very light alcohol in the finish. Very light coffee note. Still drinking good. Very happy for the opportunity to try this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6924) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Tony at OTH & Idatetheformula. What is there to say? Another great beer to come out of Stone that never ceases to amaze me. Pours black with a dark brownish head. Aroma is roasted, oat and malty. Taste is indeed a little bitter but balanced with the chocolate. Another winner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
[2023-20090227] 1pt6floz bottle. Minty roasted malt aroma with some dark chocolate notes. Dark brown black body with a quick foamy light brown head. Lots of chocolate roast malt flavour has a dense base and a long roasted finish. Full body. Drinkable and stouty, two of my favourite beer things.
(w/ jerc)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Chocolate and caramel aroma. Chocolate, light roast flavor with some espresso, alcohol, and a bit of raisin. Somewhat fuller bodied. Lingering chocolate, espresso, licorice, alcohol, and earth. Needs aging. I’m betting it’ll become a very nice beer, but it isn’t there yet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
22 oz. bottle that I got in a trade, but I can’t remember who sent it. Sorry about that. Pours a deep, deep opaque brown color, black in the middle and browner around the sides, with a small brown head that settles into a ring. Aroma of rich dark chocolate, oats, mocha, dark fruits (raisins, dates), roasted malts, brown sugar, and toasted nuts. The flavor is just a little different, with dark fruits and dark chocolate, oats, roasted malts, mocha, sweet bread, and berry fruits. Full-bodied, with a gritty, chocolaty mouthfeel and low carbonation. Just a hint of oxidation is setting in, so I’d drink this soon if you still have it. Really nice, rich, chocolaty beer.


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