Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.63/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz bomber poured into tulip, in March 11. Here's hoping this one aged well; picked up at Chuck's Fine Wines in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
A: Standard stout appearance; opaque dark brown with a finger of light brown head. Decent retention, good lacing.
S: Pretty faint aroma; I can definitely tell this is an oatmeal stout though- a hint of that tangy oatmeal flavor is present. Some light chocolate malts as well. Not a bad smell, but its weakness brings the rating down a bit.
T: Oatmeal flavor is pretty prominent once again, especially to start things off, before giving way to a very bitter, dark chocolate flavor. I hate to describe this beer primarily with characteristics included in its name, but the name is extremely appropriate. There's a big hoppy element to the bitterness; I'm picking up a good number of piny/resinous flavors on the finish.
M: Medium-thick body with light carbonation; this is smooth, thick, and creamy, just like an imperial stout ought to be to maximize its flavor. Very enjoyable.
O: This beer is better than the sum of its parts; I found my glass running low pretty quickly. I'm happy that I have another bottle of this, especially since it was a limited release.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2011 14:07:08 | More by AwYeh
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