Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 12th Anniv. Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Who knew a worldwide hop shortage in 2008 would give rise to such a memorable, delicious beer? When it came time to craft a commemorative offering for our 12th anniversary, we decided to trade in the bitterness of hops for the bitterness of unsweetened chocolate, and paired that with flaked oats. Featuring a thick, rich, roasty mouthfeel and chocolate-heavy flavors and aromas, this onyx-colored, malt-forward beauty became an instant classic that shares space on our liquid trophy case alongside our hop-focused fan favorites. Rebrewed for our 20th Anniversary Encore Series.

Hops: Summit, Willamette, Galena & Ahtanum

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (11259) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2017
22 oz bottle. Bottled 01/16/16. At the Konttori, Tampere, Finland. The beer looks dark... dark brown color with a small tan head. Alcohol, farmyard, licorice, roasted malt and booze... alcohol... booze in the aroma. The flavor is booze, bitterness, roasted malt, darkness and strength. Boozy and dominating. Some chocolate pops out when the bottle warms up. Not really a classic from Stone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9839) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2017
65 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Bottled on 16.01.2016.
Pours black color with a large beige head. Aroma is bitter malty, alcohol notes, chocolate and cocoa, tar notes and roasted malts. Flavor is dry malty, cocoa, caramel, bitterness and some wooden tingly notes, alcohol comes through a bit. Dry and bitter, carbonation is quite strong, not really my thing.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (4017) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017
@Stordirren 17-3-15: Mycket choklad och lite mjlk i doft och smak. ven lite toner av aska i eftersmaken. Trevlig utan att briljera.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (2202) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017
Nstan svart l med ett grddigt mrkbeige skum. Doften r rostat kaffe, malt och kakao. I smaken s dominerar kakaotonerna och det r en kraftig bitterhet frn denna och rostningen. Lite fr mycket fr min smak.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
plaugher (454) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
Jet black bomber pour, slight beige head with much retention. Cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of vanilla. Rich, flavourful, slight burnt coffee notes, very viscous, but not too boozy. What a monster.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (2154) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle at Fermentownia, Poznań. Great beer. Awesome mouth feel, lots of coffee, chocolate notes. Great joy to taste it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (878) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2017
Flaska frn SB. Provning med lsllskapet. Svart med hgt brunt skum. Doft av choklad, kaffe, torkad frukt. Mellanstor kropp, len och fyllig. Vlrostade och brnda toner i smaken med kaffe, mycket mrk choklad och lite charktoner. Lite mer old school, krv IS, inte t det sta hllet. Helt ok!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emelie (65) - rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2017
Svart, mrkbrunt skum. Doft: Choklad, syrligt, kaffe, torkade fikon, brnt socker, malt, alkohol. Smak: Kaffe, beska, choklad i eftersmaken, lite rk, muscovado.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (640) - SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2017
Solid black beer with a thin, brown, head that leaves almost no lacing on the glass. Glassware: Orrefors

Nose: Dark chocolate, cardboard, nuts, fudge, cocoa powder, licorice, cold brew coffee, a sour/bitter nose, a hint of vanilla, whipped cream and red berries.
Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee grounds, roasted malt, honey, vanilla, brownies, grain and some smoke.
Mouth: Full body. Light carbonation. Smooth and complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6839) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2017
22 oz bottle shared for Allagashs Drink It Now Day. Thanks radagast83! Dark brown color. Aromas of dark chocolate, caramel. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, cocoa. Medium body with a dry finish.


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