elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour (duh), decent tan head. Aroma has some cocoa, roasted malt, some smoked notes and alcohol aromatics. Flavor follows but is lower on chocolate than expected - it should be more up front. The smoke aspect almost gets me to smoked porter. Some fruity esters come in, a bit of dry cocoa. Mouthfeel is dry but a bit of silky smooth, lower body than expected. This beer opens up and gets more complex as it warms. A nice beer, although the end result is not quite meeting the name/description.
MetalNHopHead (1297) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, Stone promises bitter chocolate and you really canít be disappointed with what Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout delivers. Dark, thick pour. It does indeed smell and taste like unsweetened cocoa. It blends nicely with the rich, full body. There are some interesting smoke and umami flavors that come through. Overall, itís really intriguing. Oatmeal Stouts, especially boozy ones, tend to go a bit sweet. The bitter chocolate adds some sharpness, and even near-fruitiness, to the profile. A great anniversary release.
HuskerTan (1559) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Smokey, meaty, umami, slightly bitter, cocoa.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Bitter chocolate, smokey, dry, cocoa, umami.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation,
O- A unique smoke and umami flavor and aroma that I wasnít expecting. Definitely some bitter cocoa in there but I didnít that smoked porter feel to it. Decent.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a ruby reddish black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, oatmeal. Flavor is chocolate, oat. Finish is strong bitterness, roasted hazelnut, burnt caramel. Lingering strong chocolate bitterness. Medium to full body, velvety and oily mouthfeel, weak carbonation. So very solid!
drpimento (3001) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Helluva beer. On the dry, bitter side. Chocolate comessage through nicely, but canít discern the oatmeal. Great finish.
AndyW68 (1421) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste brings out bitter and malt. Very nice.
Mark_Eck (1737) - - JUL 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some biscuit.
Luvystypotables (1558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A smoked malt aroma pours a dark black color with a thin tan head. An oily mouth feel with a bitter chocolate taste. A bitter smoked malt finish.
mike5326 (1565) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium off white head. Medium roared malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet malt flavor and q medium salt finish.
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willisread (2210) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Stone in Asagaya (5th year anniversary event). Pitch black with a half finger of tan head that lingers. 80 percent cacao nose, roasted cacao nib and prune dominate. Creamy on the palate with more lots of roasty bitterness and light dark fruit sourness. Bold and roasty finish that has a long lingering bitterness. Solid.
Gerbeer (3022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours black with moderate tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of black coffee, sweet dark fruit almost raisiny, dry dark malts and a bit of alcohol. Flavors of dark acidic chocolate, vanilla, light licorice, and lots of roasted malts. Very good.