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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Man, where to start with this brew..... Pours a fairly viscous deep brown, almost black with a small tan ring. Low carbonation was perfect for this beer. Great nose of vanilla, oats, coffee beans and some cocoa dust. Very smooth on the palate, would love to get this again!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (863) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
On tap @ Pour It Black 2014. Massive bourbon, dark grains, deep roasted wort, oak, chocolate and barrel wood on the nose. Appearance is black. Taste is insanely smooth with milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, coconut, and melted chocolate upfront. Other notes of oats, dark grains, roasted barley, slick caramel, toffee, nougat and roasted malts. Finish is very pleasing with big bourbon, more chocolate, oak and barrel wood. Overall, absolutely delicious with massive complexity. Very impressive. A+ rating.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Yet another fantastic offering from Stone (this is why they are my favorite!). Takes a very very nice base beer and accentuates the bitter chocolate with a sweet vanilla bourbon presence that raises the abv but smooths out the beer. Wish I could get a bottle :("

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Pint on tap at the Most Arrogant Bar Bash at Barleys in Greenville SC. (2013 - from notes). Opaque black with a modest sized but durable mocha brown head. The aroma is sweet, with an obvious bourbon barrel component. The bourbon barrel is even more obvious in tasting, and lends a nice, albeit high ABV quality, to the flavor. Still, the high ABV is partly hidden. Lightly sweet and highly flavorful. Very good complexity and balance. Long lasting aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
v8powered (127) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Grabbed a bottle of this when it was released and hid it the back of my beer cellar. Opened it up in October 2012 and really enjoyed it. The chocolate, bourgon, malt, and sweetness were well infused. The hops almost completely disappeared. Very smooth, lightly carbonated, low head. Another amazing creating from the good folks at Stone!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1002) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bottle, aged well, pours dark as sin, nice thin thick tan head. Great nose. Rich thick mouth feel. Great flavour. Great finish. Yumm!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Appearance: Pours a seemingly thick dark brown with nary a head. Aroma: Chocolate, soy sauce, vanilla, dark fruit.

Taste: Chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon, char.

Mouthfeel: Thinned out with very low carbonation.

Overall: I loved this beer fresh, I love it with 3-4 years on it, but I didn’t love this. My palate perceived this beer to be with less body than in it’s original form. It did get nice and woody, that part was enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4539) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pitch black pour. Milk chocolate, sweet vanilla, oatmeal, dark cocoa, notes of dark fruit, oak, and warming bourbon. Smooth oatmeal stout mouthfeel. Very nice desert beer, I think I liked it better then the Bourbon BA IRS. This had more vanilla silkiness, while the IRS had more dark fruit and abv heat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Dark black with no head. Bourbon and vanilla aroma. Taste is also very similar. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - 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


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