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RATINGS: 1130   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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scottw86 (1177) - 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
rejtable (2690) - 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
weordie (1185) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Stone pours black with a thin white head. Aroma is a little coffee and roasted malts but it’s dulled cause the beer is cold. Taste is lovely chocolate and it’s velvet smooth.

4.4
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Well, Stone promises bitter chocolate and you really can’t 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, it’s 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.

3.6
HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle. A- Smokey, meaty, umami, slightly bitter, cocoa. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Bitter chocolate, smokey, dry, cocoa, umami. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, O- A unique smoke and umami flavor and aroma that I wasn’t expecting. Definitely some bitter cocoa in there but I didn’t that smoked porter feel to it. Decent.

4.2
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours a ruby reddish black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, oatmeal. Flavor is chocolate, oat. Finish is strong bitterness, roasted hazelnut, burnt caramel. Lingering strong chocolate bitterness. Medium to full body, velvety and oily mouthfeel, weak carbonation. So very solid!

4.4
drpimento (3641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Helluva beer. On the dry, bitter side. Chocolate comessage through nicely, but can’t discern the oatmeal. Great finish.

4
AndyW68 (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Black pour with tan head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste brings out bitter and malt. Very nice.

3.8
Mark_Eck (1957) - - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some biscuit.

3.6
Luvystypotables (1967) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2016
A smoked malt aroma pours a dark black color with a thin tan head. An oily mouth feel with a bitter chocolate taste. A bitter smoked malt finish.


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