Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours an evil looking thick black that no light passes through. Small mocha-brown creamy head quickly dissipates and leaves little lacing.
Heavy roasted malts aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, and a touch of oatmeal. Subtle and hard to place dark fruitiness, and a splash of alcohol.
Like the aroma, flavor is huge roasted maltiness. Dark roast coffee and dark chocolate start things off and add a hint of smoke. Mild sweetness slowly builds, possibly from the oats. Twinge of hops creeps in before the bitter and sweet flavors marry into something great. Then the alcohol shows up and puts a crimp in things. Gets a little boozy towards the end.
Full bodied - velvety smooth and creamy with enough roasted dryness to stop from getting cloying. Huge beer that is a sipper, as the alcohol gets a little in the way.
Close to something special in my opinion. I've found, for me at least, Imperial Oatmeal Stouts get a little too boozy. Not sure if it has to do with the oat-alcohol mix or coincidence.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2008 17:32:39 | More by Lupe
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