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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Bourbon Barrel

Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Pour it Black! Black with no head. Bourbon chocolate vanilla and oak aroma and taste with light citrus fruit on the back end and a hint of sour mash tastes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap at Small bar into a tasting glass for the Stone 40 tap takeover...Black pour with a thin light tan head...The aroma is the star of this beer, very strong with tons of bourbon showing throughout. Light oak, alcohol and bourbon are showed off. The beer malt character shows off with lots of chocolate...The taste is not dominated by the bourbon sadly as even though it was strong I was excited. The malts show through here in a creamy fashion, cream, vanilla and some chocolate...The beer is to light on the palate but pretty easy to drink. One of the better beers of the night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
Tap at RNH. Deep black pour with an intensely bourbony nose. Rich bourbon flavour and even a bit of peppery heat. Quite boozy actually. Dry cocoa and a lot of roast on the finish. Chewy palate - more bourbon than beer, but I kind of like that. A little bit of milk-chocolate vs the dry cocoa of the original beer. Chewy and a bit of lingering bourbon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChainGangGuy (4755) - Woodstock, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1859) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (13492) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1543) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3916) - 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.

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