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

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BA SCORE
92
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844 Ratings
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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 698
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 81
Gots: 76 | FT: 3
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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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cswhitehorse

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 12th Anniversary poured a black as night color with an awesome 2-3 finger foam head. It had solid lacing and good retention.

The smell was of bitter chocolate and roasted malts. The taste started off with a noticeable high alcohol resonance and a slight oak taste and vanilla. Good solid malt in the background with the hints of the bitter chocolate.

It was real smooth and left the tingling sensation around the mouth probably due to the high abv. I found this anniversary brew to be a wonderful tasty, relaxing brew that was incredibly smooth.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 22:08:05 | More by cswhitehorse
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younger35

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a couple bottles of this recently from the Coop while I was in Boise. Drank from my Ithaca tulip while watching a movie.

Appearance- Pours a super dark black except around the edges where it fades to a dark brown. Forms about a half finger dark tan creamy head that dissipates super fast. No cap is left and probably the smallest collar I've ever seen with zilch on the lacing.
Smell- Wowsers, more bold roasted coffee than anything else. Bitter bakers chocolate is present but fairly subdued. Plenty of roasted character throughout the beer and a semi dirty fruitiness.
Taste- Definitely more chocolate in the taste than in the nose. Its bitters bakers chocolate through and through with almost the same grainy chalky texture. Very roasted and toasted with a really bitter coco-ness. Basically tastes like an unsweetened tootsie roll. More bitter dark fruitiness on the finish with a lingering chocolate mocha finish.
Mouthfeel- Dirty graininess that stems from the ridiculous roasty goodness with just a bit of that smooth slippery oatmeal that I was expecting. The carbonation is fairly light as well, helping to give it that bit of extra creaminess.
Drinkability- Overall definitely a pretty tasty ol' stout. I wish it was a bit more chocolaty on the milk chocolate side but I understand what Stone was going after here. It's very raw and un-artificial (if I can use yet another made up word). I can't put my finger on it but this brew seems to be missing just a little something. All in all though, good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 21:26:17 | More by younger35
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techdiver

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dense black. An agressive pour delivers a two finger head that dissipates leaving a thin film and some clingy lace.

Roasted chocolate malt nose, very inviting.

Taste echoes the nose with the "Bitter Chocolate" very much in evidence. Alcohol content noticed to a moderate degree.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy with little minimal carbonation noted.

A very drinkable brew, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 17:30:10 | More by techdiver
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largadeer

California

3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a ridiculously dark black; even the pour is black and opaque. Possibly the darkest beer I've ever seen. Not much carbonation here, and the head suffers a bit for it, receding to a ring quickly and leaving no lace.

Smell: Loaded with dark chocolate goodness, molasses, charred grains and a hint of dark fruit.

Taste & mouthfeel: Dark chocolate, like a 100% cacao chocolate bar; as the name implies, there isn't much sweetness here. Instead, it's all about the charred grain, cacao and burnt whole grain bread. The body is medium-full, not quite as full as I was hoping for an imperial oatmeal stout however. There's some heat in the finish, more than I was expecting from a beer of 9%, along with a slightly acrid bitterness. Hopefully this mellows in time, because with a bit more smoothness this would be a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 00:37:58 | More by largadeer
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bluejacket74

Ohio

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 23:09:49 | More by bluejacket74
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P- Grape and Gourmet in Va Beach!

A 22 oz poured into a Weizen glass.

A- pours a thick dark chocolate color. Maybe closerto motor oil. A tan lacing rises about half a finger. Very opaque and cant see any light come through.

S- a dark roast coffee type of smell. alcohol but very little. I cant smell the chocolate like others have been saying. Some toffee as well.

T- a bitter dark coffee flavor. I like my coffee with a lil bit of creamer but this is perfect if you like it black. i get some hints of alcohol and blackened malt. hints of dark chocolate.

M- thick and full bodied. feels like i am drinking coffee with some chocolate espresso mixed in.

D- This bad boy is bitter and a nice sipper. This is no chug-a-lug. A nice beer for the winter months but not so much the summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 22:57:47 | More by Dodo2step
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engisch

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with little head that disappears rather quickly. Black beer with a chocolatey brown head (the little amount that is there) Smell of roasted grains with a hint of chocolate. Heavy flavor with the first sip. Bitter chocolate accurately describes the initial impression of the flavors. Mmm-Mmm... Bitter sweet chocolate in a heavy oatmeal stout form.

I'm enjoying this as a sit back and relax. I only wish it had more of a head to improve it's appearance, as after the initial head disipated it looks as if I'm drinking motor oil.

Good job Stone! Another delicious brew in the standard Stone's get-the-job-done-with-one 22oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 21:15:09 | More by engisch
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benito

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best beers I've had from Stone--a perfectly balanced (imperial) oatmeal stout. And it makes for a hell of a pairing with a Mississippi mud cake!

A: Visually stunning; it's as dark as their imperial stout with a lasting ring of tan foam and low carbonation.

S: Coffee, tobacco, bourbon, chocolate (of course), toffee, and alcohol in a nicely melded hodgepodge of aroma. Even the bouquet has the heft and complexity of a great RIS.

T: Lots of sweetness up front and across the middle of the tongue with a long, warming finish. The chocolate is present without being overwhelming, and the hops are restrained enough to allow the sweetness to really pull through and shine toward the end of each swig. There's also a delicious fruitness throughout, probably from black patent malt. The balance of flavors is spot on.

M: Nice smoothness imparted from the oats. Boozy and warming at the end of each sip, but this is also done in moderation. The strength is well hidden.

D: "Sneaky sneaky. This beer will get me lit up." Or so they said.

Overall, this is an excellent strong stout with almost no flaws. IMO, it's one of Stone's best beers, probably because of the restraint in hopping. Help them celebrate and buy one ASAP: Happy 12th Anniversary Stone!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 02:25:49 | More by benito
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jeremyd365

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured completely opaque dark with a medium brown colored head. Smells of coffee, oatmeal, and alcohol. The taste is a good mix of coffee and chocolate and the alcohol is definitely apparent. The aftertaste is a bitter chocolate/coffee flavored. It's heavy but definitely drinkable although the high alcohol will sure keep me sipping it. This is my first experience with a limited-release by stone (besides the Double-Bastard), and I look forward to see what they come up with in the future!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 23:21:23 | More by jeremyd365
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GbVDave

Illinois

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.!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 22:40:12 | More by GbVDave
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WesWes

New York

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a deep, dark black color with a thick frothy brown head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, earthy black malt scent along with a slight chocolate aroma. It's warming with a dry oatmeal presence. The taste is quite bitter. It goes down smooth with a bittersweet chocolate finish. It's got a stiff black malt feel with just enough chocolate malt and real chocolate to balance the flavor. The mouthfeel is good as well. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is another great brew from Stone. It's well brewed and full of great flavor. I'm glad chocolate is being used more in brewing. I'm a big fan.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 22:40:03 | More by WesWes
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with a dark brown head that struggled to get out of solution. A stretch pour allowed a half inch head to set up before slowly retreating to a placid surface with sporatic remnants of spongy foam.
Webbed lacework remained throughout the glass.

Aromatics lead off with dark chocolate, espresso, oily oats, and caramel. Hints of smoke, nougat, molasses, and Kahlua follow through.

Full bodied and chewy mouthfeel. Oily, slick, and velvety.

Dark chocolate, coffee grounds, and Kahlua are up front on the pallet. Warming alcohol, brownie batter,and drizzeled chocolate follow through.

Finishes with rich, dark chocoalte, warming alcohol, and an oily viscocity.

A big, chocolaty brew and definately cellar-worthy.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 19:40:38 | More by brewandbbq
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a nonic. Poured an inky black with a tight, half inch mocha-colored head embedded with tiny ringlets that eventually disperses into a thin ring around the shoulders; lacing adherence is somewhat poor. Scent of malt, cocoa and espresso with a hint of alcohol detectable at the back. Taste follows nose. Bitterness is exposed, but seems to come more from coffee char than chocolate. Medium-bodied and lively with a creamy, warming quality throughout the mouth and a dry, bitter finish. Excellent drinkability; characteristics are well-balanced and brew is immediately drinkable. No need to cellar this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 22:27:55 | More by Jwale73
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Foxman

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours an absolutely dark and photon-impassable onyx, like looking into the abyss. Maybe it's brown, but I can't tell that. Two fingers of frothy tannish brown head swell and then settle slowly to a finger's worth of pillowy froth. Fuzzy ropes of lacing tie along the inside of the glass.

In the aroma, charred roasted malt is prevalent and joins with a deep, dark dried fruit presence of dates, or maybe prunes, and as well burnt sugar. The bitter chocolate personality is notable, ready to be peeled out of the wrapper and dropped into the mole sauce. The oatmeal is earthy and fresh from the Quaker Oats carton, or so it seems. A spicy bitterness exposes the presence of hops. A more distant coffee note comes just before the alcohol which is mild but lightly glowing.

Upon sipping, with all due respect and emphasis on the act of sipping, the malt is dark roasted, singed suitably, and is resplendent with burnt sugar and just-burnt caramel, not to mention dark, strong coffee. There's a homey bitterness that is rounded and mellowed by the mitigation of the milled oats, leaving a feathery effect in play. Dark fruit is apparent once again, this time paired with a muted vinous quality that lends a slight acidic bite. The bitter chocolate actually comes off a bit as black coffee gently fades to a more chocolate character as it flows through. Alcohol is certainly present but also well incorporated. Residual grain presence is more bitter than anything, but softly so, and a credible spiciness ably crisps all else as it moves into a dry, bitter, and mellow finish. Especially notable, besides the artful blending and impressive complexity, is the overall soft feel of the profile.

Full bodied, it does flow, but not like syrup, but like a low viscosity oil with a great deal of crisp, bitter glow floating within it.

After experiencing so many big Stone beers, anniversary and otherwise, that tend to benefit from some serious aging, it was a pleasant surprise to try this and find no sharp edges to speak of. Rather, it's very rounded and mellow, as though the boundaries were blurred and softened. The elements blend quite nicely, and the result is a very pleasant and reasonably unique stout. The advertised components are certainly present, but the chocolate and oats seem content to play supporting roles rather than try to steal the show and tip the balance. Because of its nature, this one sips well now and might even lose some character if left to age for too long. Despite what's just short of a double-digit ABV, it drinks nicely, though it's heavy enough to self-limit. According to the fine-type chapter on the back of the bottle, it's not hop-centric due to a soft hop market. Let's hope Stone finds cause to go this route again in the future, because the result is big and bold, less a punch than an affectionate tap, something that they pull off quite capably.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 19:11:55 | More by Foxman
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SMADMS

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 22oz bommer into an imperial pint glass

A-- BLACK!! 1 1/2 finger head of mocha and nice lacing
S-- Chocolate bitterness and espresso/strong coffee
T-- Cocoa bitterness roasted malts and coffee. Wonderful balance of everything here
M-- SILKY SMOOTH dense and chewy
D-- Not so much in the summer but durnig the colder days I can sit with a few of this ...see how it is a room temp

GREAT STOUT

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 11:40:50 | More by SMADMS
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slayer3604

California

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A medium strength pour turned my glass into a fury of chocolate rain and a beer body that sucked the light out of the room. The head eventually settled down to create one inch of solid muffin texture.

S- I cheated a little on this one, I went on stone's website hours before the release and read up on what the nose was like for the brewmaster that created this demon so my nose is bias towards the authentic oaxican cocoa used in the mix...I could definitely smell a tad of ovaltine, and wisps of coffee and a tad of smoked grain.

T- Lots of body on this fella. So very complicated and extravagant! i should be complimenting on how MANLY this beer made me feel but i know deep down inside its just the fat amounts of oatmeal thrown into the mix. Whatever, this beer warms you up at 9.2% and keeps you guessing with an array of dimensions to unwrap and classify.

M- Very chunky, and did anyone mention to you that this has bitter chocolate thrown in it? Man! this is by far the best chocolate stout out there. Such an impressive profile that you have to sift through in order to get it all. Two bottles into this and the complexity is still boggling my mind.

D- I would definitely use this beer as a pairing tool for deserts and as an example of how beer can be as/more complex as wine and will keep coming back to BCOS in the future to turn friends and family towards dark beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 07:03:58 | More by slayer3604
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jpalarchio

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Complete black-out pour with a nice mocha colored head. Good lacing that seems to stay well on the glass. Bitter is a good description, it'll be interesting to see if that mellows out as it ages. Alcohol is very hidden until you make it through the bottle. Overall it's mighty tastey and well worth picking up several bottles.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 01:06:58 | More by jpalarchio
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a tulip glass.

L - black color with a thick creamy light brown head that thinned to a layer, leaving globs of lacing.

S - bittersweet chocolate, espresso coffee aroma.

T - bitter chocolate taste upfront is met with slight alcohol taste before finishing dry and bitter.

F - medium/full bodied with a smooth, creamy feel.

D - smooth, easy drinking brew.

Final Note: Happy 12th Anniversary Stone!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 01:14:14 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, lightless black with 2 fingers of tight and creamy foamy mocha head. Good retention leaves a good ring of lacing and an oily residue. Smells of chocolate syrup, roasted malt, raisins, alcohol, smoke, and some light coffee with a hint of pine as it warms. Tastes of baking chocolate up front with some caramel and a nice dose of roasted malt. Rum and raisins follow as well as some oat and bread. Finishes with a nice bitterness of coffee and pine. Medium full in body with low carbonation. Smooth and chocolaty with a nice bitterness. Great flavor with a nice feel. More of a dessert beer, but definitely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 22:12:20 | More by HopDerek
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flexabull

California

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally found this beer! Ended up having to buy it at the Billy Goat Tavern in Mt. Shasta. Nothing wrong with that though...

Pours a dark flat black color, with a nice thick tan head.

Aromas are fainter than I thought they would be, but still are nice. Some chocolates, sweet cream, and dark roasted malts.

Taste is quite bitter. Mineral like, dark bakers chocolates, and strong bitter hops on the finish. Interesting stout, really bitter chocolate flavors at first, and then finishes with strong bitter hops. There is also a touch of sweetness, creamy malts that peek their head up to help balance this one out.

Mouthfeel is great, very thick and full with nice carbonation, and a long finish.

Drinkability is good. Mainly because of the uniqueness of this beer. This is a very bitter stout, that is a bit much at times, but it's so interesting, and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 04:31:33 | More by flexabull
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jeffmonarch

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint 6 oz bottle in a pint glass.

A - One of the most beautiful pour i've ever seen. This is a rich dark black brown color with a dark tan head.

S - Rich bitter chocolate smell. Malt smells also.

T - Rich and creamy. It has an intense malty chocolate flavor with a hint of bitterness.

M - Full bodied with good carbonation.

D - Great beer, I think I'm in love!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 03:33:56 | More by jeffmonarch
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RichardWalter

California

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Cato's poured into a 10 oz. glass.

The beer pours a solid black color with a small head due to the small size of the glass.
The taste is strong and sweet. There are hints of chocolate taste. The alcohol level is also apparaent. Small sips are what to take as it provides almost a dessert feel to the end of the meal.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2008 02:12:19 | More by RichardWalter
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John_M

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another impressive beer from Stone, reminding me very much of the RIS, but with (predictably) more of a chocolate overtone.

On tap at Mahaffey's the other day.

The beer pours a solid black color with persistent, chocolate/coffee colored head. Head retention is pretty good and there is good sticky lacing. The nose on this beer is pretty complex, with coffee, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, some roastiness and licorise. The flavors on the palate generally replicate the nose, except the licorise is even more pronounced. The beer has a sizable presence on the palate and tastes like a big beer (which of course, it is). While moderately sweet initially, the hops come on strong at the end, giving the beer almost a grainy mouthfeel. The beer finishes fairly dry, and frankly is a bit heavy and tiring. I think the finish hurts this beers drinkability just a bit, though it's certainly an impressive effort from Stone. I get the impression that this one may improve considerably with age, not unlike the Stone RIS. Still a solid beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2008 19:22:23 | More by John_M
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Aroma: Dark roasted grainy notes dominate. Spicy, earthy hop notes quickly fill in the spaces. Chocolate and moderate fruity esters round out this monster.

Appearance: Jet black with a batter-like tan head. Looks menacing sitting in the glass.

Flavor: Bitter roasted grainy notes with more earthy and resiny hop flavors. Chewy, bready malt base. Light background chocolate and fruity esters round this out. Amazingly complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Slightly oily with a slow warming alcohol heat.

Overall impression: A big, chewy, hoppy American stout. This is big and bad. It cracks me up that this is Stone's answer to the hop shortage...the hop layers and flavors are really incredible. Knitted well with the roasted and chocolate notes but make no mistake, the hops are present. This is big, bad, with some rough edges. I dug it now but I'm going to have to find one to age.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 19:16:07 | More by mattcrill
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TEXTONE

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look- is black as night held it up to the sun and no light came through my pint glass. Head goes away fast so give it a good look when you are poring it and is dark mocha color.

Smell- dark malts and chocolate with hops bitterness mixed in.

Taste-is full sweet up front then followed by bitter alcoholic chocolate mocha, you can defiantly taste the alcohol but the alcohol warmth is not as prevalent as one might think it is well balanced by hops with a creamy oatmeal finish. The mouth feel is full and robust. The more this beer warmed the more alcoholic this beer became. This beer is exactly as advertised on the label so drink up me hardy's.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 02:06:42 | More by TEXTONE
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.