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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Draft. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, alcohol, some chocolate, light oatmeal. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon, bittersweet chocolate. Sticky medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: 12th Anniversary, Bourbon
Date: October 06, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness
Body: creamy oatmeal body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, touch of oak along with a roasted bitterness, just a hint of bourbon with a bit more emerging vanilla

Name: 12th Anniversary, Bourbon
Date: October 07, 2010
Mode: draft
Words: duckworths

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum during their Stone event. Pours a deep black with a thin dark tan head. Sweet vanilla, bourbon, wood, chocolate. Lots of sweet bourbon and vanilla. Chewy roast. Faint cocoa, but overpowered by the delicious bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6461) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 Draft at Brouwer’s. Jet black. Loose caramelly burnt-tan ring. Big bourbon and maply nose. That combination gives it a sourness that’s almost salty. Big, thick, creamy body. Roasty, tons of char, some maple syrup, burnt toast, and sharp dark-roasted coffee beans, along with a bit of bourbon and vanilla. Nice, but still young and raw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6114) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2009
In short: A roasted chocolaty stout with a touch of vanilla and a touch of bourbon
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009
The look: Black body topped by a large tan head
In long: Roasted malts, black chocolate and a touch of vanilla. I’ve had many bottles of the regular 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate so I basically only took comparative notes. Compared to the regular batch this Bourbon Barrel batch felt a little less roasted, there was an added vanilla touch, the body felt smoother, it was a little less bitter and of course there was a notes of bourbon (although not much). I don’t think it spent a lot of time in the bourbon barrels because this was not a major change over the original 12th Anniversary. It’s hard to say which of the regular 12th Anniversary or the bourbon barrel I preferred but it is even harder to say bendroflumethiazide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Stone bourbon 12th strong sweet bourbony nose. Sweet vanilla with underlying notes of bittersweet chocolate. Black pour with t thinbeige head lots of lace. Bourbon sweet, tons of it, some roast and chocolate underneath but barrrel overwhelms. Weird aspartame mouth feel underneath. A little thinned out. Hella damn boozy. Sweet whiskey notes. Lingering vanilla notes light roast. Would prefer more velvetty mothfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - 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.

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