Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
3.9/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
GLASS: Oversized Wine Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Man, it sure does look just right, colorwise. Totally jet-black, no light can pierce it, liquid.
Quite minimal head with minimal retention and minimal lacing, to match. This hurts it, scorewise.
Smell of big dark chocolate and big roasted malts. Hints of smoke, leather and vanilla. Big espresso presence. Light dark fruit notes.
Huge roasted malts and toasted oatmeal. Dark, dark chocolate, like 80 or 85% dark. Hints of vanilla and dark cherries. Notes of espresso flavor mixed with brown sugar/molasses.
Medium to full body. Nice and thick, though I think it could stand to be a little bit thicker. Verging on being oily, though, and that's good. The 9.2% abv gives a very pleasant warming effect.
As much as I love this one, it would probably be abit overwelming to drink on a regular basis. As an anniversary beer, though, it serves it's purpose excellently. Just tasty enough to leave you wanting more, but knowing that you probably couldn't handle too much more, even if it were still around.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2008 15:27:30 | More by coldmeat23
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