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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2009
I’ve never seen so many words on a bottle of beer. Wasted several minutes of my life reading them with a magnifying glass and learned little of interest. Oily black colour with a dark brown head. Roasted malt aroma with some sweetness and a hint of alcohol. Chocolate and espresso taste, quite sweet, smooth and oily, with a strong late bitterness. The oatmeal is there, but I probably wouldn’t have noticed it had it not been for the beer’s name.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown color with a very thin dark tan head. The aroma is as strong as I would expect with only slight hints of dark chocolate and French roast coffee. Medium heavy mouhfeel. Starts with a slight bitter chocolate note and smooths out a bit with additional notes of roast, tobacco, and leather. It’s not too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2008
A healthy pour produces a cresting, initially four-finger thick, richly browned, frothy head. As the head slowly collapses it leaves quite a bit of lacing on the sides of my 25cl tulip glass. The beer is quite simply black and remains opaque no matter how close I hold it up to the light. Bitter burnt grain aroma and substantially toasted malt aromas are easily noticeable. At times a rich chocolate note is noticed, but at others it is drowned out by the roast character. The burnt malt notes at times can be overwhelmingly sharp, acrid and acidic and that once noticed chocolate note seems to be a faint memory. Hot alcohol notes are noticeable as the beer gets near room temperature.

Thick and creamy feeling up front and not any where near as sweet as the body would suggest. Lots of bitter burnt malt notes linger from beginning to end and in fact really lingers on in the palate after the beer has gone down my throat. Some thin, bitter, dark chocolate notes are found in the middle of this beer and the finish has a lingering note of dusty, dark cocoa powder. Even as the beer gets substantially warmer it does not lose its aggressive, acrid burnt flavors. They become perhaps a touch more tempered, but still overly influence the finish and make this excessively bitter. On the plus side, while it is quite burnt in character, the flavor does note get overly acidic from the burnt notes.

This beer is going to need some time before I can really get into it. The question remains though if it will mellow before it becomes overly oxidized. A great beer for those who like aggressively roasted flavors, I can’t quite get into this though as it makes me think I am chewing on charcoal.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Deep brown and black opaque color. Coffee, chocolate and some smoke in the aroma. Definitely bitter. Nice amount of chocolate flavor,. Would have liked more smoothness from the oatmeal. I also would like to let this warm up and re-rate it to give it another chance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle from secret santa, summer of 08. Thanks! Pours black with a tan lace. Nose is sugar, alcohol ,chocolate, light roast, raisins and coffee. Flavor is similar with a light smokey character and a very astringent and bitter finish. This beer was hard to drink at times and I poured out the last 1/3 of the bottle. It was very sad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (2984) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2008
really nice pour, super black with a huge coffee colored head. Aroma is boozy,with some roasted malt, and a touch of bitter chocolate. Flavour is again very boozy with a touch of coffee, and some chocolate. The mouthfeel is a little thin, i’m not getting any of the oatmeal benefits. This is really quite boozy, and maybe with some time to age it would mellow out a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7097) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2009 Bottle at The Penguin. Huge collapsing chocolate mousse head over tar, lacing thickly at the strength. Burnt toast and oak chip charcoal aroma completely drowning out the chocolate. Spiritous whiskey burn from the off, lightning struck oak, toast fished out of the bin...just a mouthful of smouldering carbon really. Oily but not slick or luxurious. What a disappointment. All roast and no hops, certainly no chocolate or oatmeal. Crumb of incinerated nut, dab of yeast extract. One of the rawest, most ethanol-drenched efforts I’ve had in a while. Bit more choc lurking in the bottom of the bottle, but such a thin and one-dimensional flavour profile. Saw it all off in the end. Not a bad beer but a bad chocolate oatmeal stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Deep pitch black coloured body with a strong brown head. Aroma of molasses, malt, coffee, whiskey, oak and a bunch of vanilla and a bit of tobacco. Medium-bocdied; Strong assertive roasted malt and chocolate coupled with some sour pungent lactic flavours and sweet sugars. Aftertaste strong and potent - not complex at all and fairly one-dimensional. Overall, a decent beer - better than most of Stone’s sub-par offerings. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 03-August-2008, sampled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 02-July-2009.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
Bomber de 650ml. Bouteille peinte brassée en 2008 et bue en 2011. Merci Patrick. Bière ténébreuse noire comme la nuit avec une belle couche de mousse brune. Le nez est tout en chocolat, il ne fait pas dans la dentelle. L’alcool est trop présent à mon goût. Le chocolat se déploie en bouche laissant une forte amertume. Elle est mince (malheureusement), les effets de l’âge se font sentir. Une fois avalée les effluves d’alcool nous montent au nez provocant un effet de chaleur peu agréable. 6/10


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