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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChainGangGuy (4281) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Appearance: Served up a raven black body under a thin sheet of light tan-colored suds. Smell: Soothing aroma smelling of creamy bittersweet chocolate fudge, chilled coffee, vanilla, coconut cream, and zesty wood. It’s just a joy to cram up against one’s nose and give it a whiff. Taste: Deep, dark maltiness tasting of bittersweet chocolate fused with a small shot of espresso and a little helping of vanilla bean. The vanilla flavor moves to the front, joining with toasted oak and dark brown sugar. Hint of dark fruitiness and coconut shavings. Lightly earthy, roasty bitterness which ramps up on the back half, though the chocolate and bourbon hold on strong until the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Drinkability: Quite nice! The bourbon barrel aging here made, for me, a marked improvement over the original beer, smoothing out its coarser elements and adding a new level of deliciousness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Tap at RnH for Stone tap takeover: dark pour with brown head. vineous molasses, dark and crabonic tartness and booze with a sharp roasty bittter. Some vegetal notes. Tasty in small doses, but falls off.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (5372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel malts, dark fruits and bourbon. Flavour of dark fruits, molasses, wood, nuts and bourbon. Wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5007) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
On tap at Churchkey. Pours near black with a thin mocha head and a bit of streaky lacing. Nose is dominated by strong bourbon win a hefty amount of chocolate to go with it. A bit of espresso and roasted malt to go win it. Taste is a bit more balanced but the bourbon is still center stage. Hints of fudge and coffee in the background. Feel is surprisingly non-boozy but is too thin for the strong flavors. Drinkability is quite high, especially considering that I was not a big fan of the regular 12th Anniversary. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-05-2010

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1436) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Tap at the RnH Stone Takeover. Syrupy chocolate pour with a light brown head. This is a beauty to smell; wonderful permeation of chocolate, toffee, and coconut. Great flavor that almost stands up to the awesome aroma: notes of coconut, coffee grounds, and toffee. Soft, silky, and slightly syrupy with a great finish coconut and roasted malt that lingers. Wonderful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Draft at Small Bar Fullerton. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, wood. Sweet vanilla flavor, boozy, this was really harsh compared to some of their other beers I had on the nice. The bourbon overpowered.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
draft at small bar fullerton, pours black with tan head. nose charred barrel chocolate smoke and ash. flavors have an ashy barrel charred character with sweet vanilla and big boozy finish making this sorta a mess with a nice aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Draft. Pours near black with a tan head. Bourbony and roasty aroma with some light sweetness. The flavor has a light bourbon sweetness, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some medium bitterness. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2010
On draft at R & H. Pours a pitch black with a small light brown head. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate and malt. Taste is much the same as the aroma, dominated by bourbon.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - OCT 6, 2010
On tap at Rattle’n’Hum Stone event. Brown sugar, esters, molasses, and lots of bourbon. Very nice.


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