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

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848 Ratings
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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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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Nightrain87, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of whatthehull
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted sept. 21rst 2011 (from notes)


A - deep dark black, half finger super dark tan head and minimal lacing

S - bourbon, dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Tons of malts, earth and wood, smells like winter time. Smell maybe better than the taste

T - super malty, lots of dark chocolate, toasted oats, toasted everything, very earthy, some wood notes, alcohol is prevalent but tastes of a sweet bourbon, slight brown sugar, vanilla and a slight wet tobacco

M - full bodied, low acidity, huge complexity, well balanced and long finish

D - man, this has so many Flavors but is also so simple. Great stout with a huge but awesome bitterness twist. Very nice toastiness, awesome bourbon flavor and a great vanilla and sugar. if you like stouts, you like this beer

Final thought - $7 a pop and very hard to find, nice 9+ abv. Gotta get some!

whatthehull, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a nice dark oily black color with a very small black head with light lacing. Nose is mellow, chocolate and oatmeal come out very well.

Taste is sweet and creamy, mellow and rich. Dark bitter chocolate really comes through. The Mouthfeel is crisp and full with quite a bs thing to do alcohol coming through.

kingcrowing, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of Florida9
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black. Flat dark black, with a minimal dark tan head that barely forms a ring around the edges. No lacing.

S: Aroma is mostly baking chocolate and cocoa. Some vanilla and a little alcohol in the background.

T: More baking chocolate with an appreciable bitterness. Lots of dark chocolate and a light sweetness. Roasted malts in the background.

M: Full bodied with lower carbonation.

O: A nice beer. Lots of chocolate flavor, but not much else.

Florida9, Nov 05, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber courtesy of DaveHS in a summertime trade. Thanks man!

From a bomber into a snifter.
Brewed in July 2008

APPEARANCE: A very dark black pour, and relatively thick as well. A one finger, medium-thin, noisy, tan head with lousy retention forms and quickly crackles down to a slight wisp and ring. Jet black body, opaque, with no carbonation evident. Only a slight ring remains leaving no lacing down the sides, and it looks a little flat by the end. Thick, dark pour and body, but lousy head.

SMELL: Milder nose of roasted malts, dark chocolate and light caramel notes. Faint oats in there as well, but the chocolate is still the more dominating part of the nose. Nice, but needs to be a little bigger.

TASTE: Milder flavors up front again. Some roasted and light caramel perhaps, but the flavors come out much more after the swallow. Roasted and burnt malts, oats are there, and some definite and obvious dark, pure chocolate. Chocolate is very nice and goes really well with the base beer. Perhaps the age has helped the flavors come together so nicely. A touch of alcohol is still there at the swallow. Aftertaste is medium but lingers nicely with notes of roasted and caramel malts, bitter chocolate and some nice sweet molasses. Good balanced finish.

PALATE: Very nice here. Medium body and medium carbonation. Very creamy and smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes mouth-coating. Good weight for sure, and no bite. Very smooth stuff.

OVERALL: This was really good; definitely better than their normal Imperial Stout. The chocolate flavors worked really well in this, meshing really nicely with the roasted base beer. Though I’d never had the beer fresh, it seems like the three years in the bottle have done this beer well. The taste profile was well integrated and mellow, and the feel very creamy and smooth for the style. Good stuff and I’m glad I had the chance to try it. Thanks again DaveHS.

Jeffo, Nov 02, 2011
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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