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88
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1086   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (2194) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2016
Keg @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Pitch black, tanned head, some lacing. Licorice aroma, milk chocolate and roasted barley. Full bodied, medium carbonated, soft and silky. Licorice taste, bitter cocoa, chalky, roasted, ash and oats. Alcohol well hidden, mild warming finish. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1430) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
650 ML bottle Pitch black color, dark brown head that falls to a thick collar. Bits of spotty lacing with this. Nose is licorice, molasses, chocolate, roasted grain, some burnt tire. Dense nose. taste is rolled oats, licorice, lots of roasted grain, baking chocolate, bitter dark chocolate. Dense as heck. fairly smooth for all the malt. Chewy but not overly chewy. Lifted by the oats. Medium feel and light on carbonation. Nice deep beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
Un stout assez rapeux et aux notes de bois. Il y a trace de noix, de chocolat noir non sucr et de houblons amres non fruits. Cest agrable boire, lalcool est bien intgr, mais cest quand mme assez intense pour un dbut daprs-midi dt de cong! Pas un coup de coeur, mais une bire que je boierais nouveau si loccasion se prsente.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1332) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours black with a thick caramel colored head. Aroma is of malts, licorice, big time roastiness, a little soy, and smoke. Heavy palate with some slight tingling carbonation. Flavor is of malts, chocolate, grain, bark, roasty/toasty, hops, and oats. Fantastic flavor on this! Leaves a chocolaty malt finish. Great stuff. Well balanced. Worth the $10.99 per bottle.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (2140) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aroma has bitter chocolate, roast, toasty bread, caramel. Taste is bitter, chocolate, toast, burned bread, malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (4209) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
CBC 2016 Blue session. Black body with a small brown head. Aroma is roasty as few with dark chocolate, ashes and anise. Taste of sweet malt with a robust roast bitterness, chocolate, licorice, hazelnut. Lasting dark malt finish. Very nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottw86 (1167) - Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Poured black with a huge tan head that was stable. Aroma has lots of chocolate and oats. A touch of cream and alcohol as well. Taste is nice and creamy with lots of flavor. At first nutty with chocolate. Transitions to a very nice finish with lots of creamy oats and more bitter chocolate. Very nice and complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2347) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Tap at farmhouse. Pours black some head some lacing.nose is bitter coffee. Taste big bitter big sweet. Creamy body lively medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (949) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Stone pours black with a thin white head. Aroma is a little coffee and roasted malts but its dulled cause the beer is cold. Taste is lovely chocolate and its velvet smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1583) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Well, Stone promises bitter chocolate and you really cant be disappointed with what Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout delivers. Dark, thick pour. It does indeed smell and taste like unsweetened cocoa. It blends nicely with the rich, full body. There are some interesting smoke and umami flavors that come through. Overall, its really intriguing. Oatmeal Stouts, especially boozy ones, tend to go a bit sweet. The bitter chocolate adds some sharpness, and even near-fruitiness, to the profile. A great anniversary release.


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