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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

848 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 699
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 81
Gots: 77 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThreeWiseMen on 07-02-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

leschkie, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from bomber to a pint glass the liquid is close to black with good carbonation. The head is dark ta, 2 fingers of fluffy foam and leave very nice lace.

The smell is good, chocolate and coffee notes.

The taste is very good, lots of dark roasted close to chared coffee beans and semi sweet chocolate. Really a great tasting brew.

The mouthfeel is good nice body and good carbonation.

The drinkability of this brew is great really a must try.

Prosit, MK

MuenchenerKindl, Oct 06, 2008
Photo of dtx00
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

dtx00, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half frothy brown head. Head retention is good, lacing is excellent. The aroma is impressive, it smells like roasted malt, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, oats, caramel and some dark fruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, oats, caramel and molasses. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy, a bit oily and very, very smooth. Drinkability is very good too, it goes down very easy and the alcohol isn't very noticable at all. Overall I think this is a very good beer. I'll definitely have to pick up some more of this!

bluejacket74, Aug 23, 2008
Photo of Dijeriduster
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured at Stone as part of Stone Winter Storm. Just promise you won't eat the food here, good god!

A - Dark, dark beer with a wonderfully coloured head. Douche next to me was shocked as he drank his IPA - its a stout after all! Still, exceptional looking very opaque with creamy head - doesn't last that long but its 2 years old after all

S - Dark chocolaty bitterness comes thru first with an ample helping of the specialty grains too. Smells thick and dark

T - Wow, unlike anything I've had before. Stout flavour is bolstered by the chocolate and amped up by the oatmeal. This is 2 years old by now so a little more boozy then at first (I imagine) But very drinkable. The g/f kept screaming to let it warm - it was 45 mins in the glass and still changing. Incredible taste.

M - Thick but not crazy thick. Nitro would be an interesting option here. I thought it was very nice, smooth and chewy hadn't thinned much during aging.

D - This is great. Some folks have complained its gross - I disagree. Wonderful paring beer and a welcome respite from the SD hop head beers. Well done Stone!

Dijeriduster, Feb 12, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

TeamUgly, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

bespin15, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Zorro
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours and looks like used 10-40W motor oil, promising.

Light proof black beer with a small brown head, oh yeah it's not a porter.

Bittersweet scent that you can smell from a distance. Getting up close this is a boozy bittersweet chocolate beer with a hint of vanilla, berries and wood. Strongly scented with chocolate almost a dark chocolate bar in beer form.

Taste starts out sweet and chocolate with a silky mouth feel a lot like melted chocolate. A little sweet and a little bitter with a trace of coffee and malt char in the flavor. Big vanilla flavor so I suspect white oak or Bourbon was involved somehow. British Ale fruity flavors show as the beer warms up quite a bit. Alcohol completely hidden.

Mouthfeel is silk.

Don't give many 5s but this beer deserves it for drinkability. At room temperature and this just keeps getting tastier! Smooth as sin, really close to drinking expensive chocolate instead of eating it. Think best chocolate beer ever.

Zorro, Sep 06, 2008
Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours an evil, "darker than the pits of hell" black. Covering this is a pillowy, two-finger, dark tan colored head that features a beautiful looking cascade. The head sports excellent retention and leaves globs, sheets, and ropes of lace in the glass.

S: Heavenly aromas of bitter dark roast coffee, bitter dark chocolate, blackened malt, toasted oats, carmelized dark fruit, cherry, caramel reduction, rum raisin bread pudding, maple sugar candy, and a kiss of piney hops.

T: Starts off with a big bitter whack of espresso and dark chocolate, followed by pan seared caramel, raisin, blackened malt, black cherry, pine tar hops, milk chocolate, plum, toasty oats, dates, rum, and a touch of tart citrus.

M: Very oily and viscous. When swirled, this sticks to the glass like whisky or scotch. Alternates between bitter and silky, and sweet and dry. Fantastic!

D: The alcohol is there primarily in flavor alone. We didn't think it was boozy or hot. This drinks like a stout with half the abv. Dangerous.!

GbVDave, Aug 21, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

CanisMajor, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

SoCalStout, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of quinlin
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - black, thin brown head with good retention.

S - bitter chocolate, roasty, toasty, a bit nutty

T - much the same as the nose, cocoa powder, hints of oat nuttiness, alcohol on the finish.

M - nice mouthfeel. heavy and full bodied. Also creamy and smooth

D - this beer was surprisingly easy to drink. Great job by Stone, i wish i had another bottle.

quinlin, May 19, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

jaxon53, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

gratefulbeerhead, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

BiltmoreShores, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

ms11781, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

ScottyC54, Mar 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

spycow, May 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

TheBronze, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

McNuts, Dec 23, 2011
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.