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RATINGS: 1137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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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3.8
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2016
22 oz bottle-Pours black with a nice dense dark mocha colored head that has great retention. Aroma is sweet malt, chocolate, toffee, more chocolate syrup than bitter chocolate. The taste is strong chocolate, followed by some bitterness, toffee, dark fruits, the finish is cocoa, a bit too boozy. Not too sweet, not as bitter as i was expecting, decent.

3.8
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Dark almost black color with a huge fluffy dark head. A dark milk chocolate syrup nose that goes into the flavor. A nice creamy mouthfeel with a smooth chocolate flavor. A definite bitterness that gives it a unique flavor.

3.8
beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malt and licorice aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, oats, light licorice and dark fruit flavors. Full, oat body and moderate carbonation and a chocolate, licorice and roasted malt finish.

3.8
MattH (923) - California, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Bomber. Dark black pour with a nice brown head. Aroma of cocoa nibs, dark chocolate and a little soy. Flavor is bitter chocolate, some cocoa, and a little bit of alcohol.. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, but beer still does have fine carbonation that tickles the tongue. Drinks pretty easy.

3.8
ACHops (1693) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2016
22 oz bottle, served in a tulip glass. Pours inky brownish black, thin slightly oily mocha head. Aroma is dark roasty malt, medium chocolate up front, big coffee undertones. Taste is rich, super dark roasted malt; lots of dark chocolate, some coffee flavors. Heavy, slightly bitter note from either the malt or chocolate lingers well through the finish. Rich, roasty beer... while the bitterness doesn’t bother me, honestly could use more chocolate to balance it out. Still, tasty all around. ab big creamy

3.8
Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2016
Off hand-pull (wristy) @ The Park Hotel, Werribee Thick black looking brew, holds a small but firm deep tan head throughout. Aroma is intensely roasty - lots of cocoa, charred toast (and meat!?), dark dried fruit and cereals. Big thick warming body, low smooth carbonation is very much welcomed as I swirl this oversized goblet. It certainly meets the brief of bitter chocolate & oatmeal - has a well defined toasty cereal note amongst lashings of raw cocoa and 75% dark chocolate, lending a additional drying bitterness of its own to an otherwise rich beer. Very good indeed, fantastic night cap, great choice for a hand-pump brew.

3.8
Iphonephan (7484) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Flavors of chocolate. Mellow, smooth finish.

3.8
ajnepple (7350) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2016
Draft to pint at the Blind Pig Pub in Fort Collins. Black appearance with a lacy light brown head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee and roasted grain. Similar flavor, dark and malty with a bittersweet chocolate finish. Medium to full body. Pretty good.

3.8
rami_pl (4798) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Przeklejka:Rami Rami is drinking a 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout by Stone Brewing at JabeerwockyMegaibtensywne, kawa, czekolada, wedzonka (kurde, to przeciez nie jest wedzone piwo!), alkohol tez mocny ale ten akceptowalny, goryczka tez

PS: pseudo-wedzonka byla tylko na zimno

Ocena potraktowana skryptem do przeliczania ocen (uzgodnienie UT/RB).

3.8
tiong (7754) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 15, 2016
Draught @ Kitty’s, Helsinki (Stone Tap Takeover). Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, loads of chocolate, coffee, cocoa, hints of vanilla. Taste is sweetish, smooth and slightly roasty with some licorice, coffee, cocoa, chocolate and vanilla. Finish is smooth, sweetish and slightly syrupy with some roastiness, coffee and cocoa. A bit too sweet but pretty balanced otherwise.


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