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

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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal StoutStone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

846 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 846
Reviews: 699
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 81
Gots: 76 | 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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Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-20-2011 07:05:49 | More by twelveinches
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despond

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-20-2011 03:27:44 | More by despond
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-20-2011 03:16:37 | More by brandoman63
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TheBronze

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-19-2011 06:59:38 | More by TheBronze
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Jstark5150

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-19-2011 06:58:10 | More by Jstark5150
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BiltmoreShores

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-18-2011 23:24:58 | More by BiltmoreShores
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-18-2011 22:31:01 | More by Photekut
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-18-2011 17:29:41 | More by waiting4lunch
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-18-2011 05:37:38 | More by victory4me
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jerz

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-18-2011 05:17:21 | More by jerz
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-18-2011 03:18:46 | More by codynevels
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nanobrew

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-18-2011 01:35:58 | More by nanobrew
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-17-2011 13:24:05 | More by sideshowe
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-15-2011 21:27:41 | More by bpfrush
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MrVonzipper

California

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-15-2011 06:39:46 | More by MrVonzipper
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-15-2011 04:15:22 | More by Exiled
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-14-2011 22:29:31 | More by Lawnboy33
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sbricker

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.4%

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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +21.4%

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kingcrowing

Vermont

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 23:36:08 | More by kingcrowing
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Florida9

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 00:34:36 | More by Florida9
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Jeffo

Netherlands

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 20:09:14 | More by Jeffo
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Black topped with a thin tan head, even a hard pour failed to produce much of a head. The head fades quickly to a ring but leaves some nice wispy lace on the glass.

S- Roasted malt, caramel, molasses, oak, and a hint of coffee and chocolate. As it warms the aroma becomes even more complex with a hint of hops making an appearance.

T- Sweet chocolate and roasted malt at first that soon turns to a semi-sweet bitter coffee/chocolate note. There is a hint of hops at the finish and more than enough complexity in the middle to make this a very interesting brew. A little warmth brings out some molasses and oak, as well as some heat from alcohol. The finish is bone dry and with a lingering note of coffee/bitter chocolate.

M- Feels a little thin for the style but not too thin to detract from the enjoyment of this one. A little bit more than medium with almost no carbonation. For all of the bold notes in it the palate is left pretty clean.

O- Great beer, three years in the cellar have only made this one more enjoyable. The heat of the alcohol, 9.2%ABV, has tamed down and even more complex and subtle characters have come out in it. If you can find it buy it.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 03:26:58 | More by ToddT
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dmsohyea

California

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle scored at a random liquor store in Riverside, CA. Pretty sweet. Served in a Stone 15th anny glass, just for kicks.

A - Pitch black with one finger dark tan head. Looks a good bit like motor oil.

S - Chocolate, brown sugar, alcohol. Since this brew is so old, not a lot of hops are left if there were any to start with.

T - Really tastes great. Super chocolately, but not milk chocolate, a really tasty dark chocolate flavor. Tastes like biting into a 80% cacao chocolate bar (yum). The beer is a little hot, but that didn't stop me from downing the entire bomber. As it warmed the alcohol on the nose reduced, but got less hot on the palate (or I just got more drunk...).

M - again hot for the under 10%. Mouthfeel otherwise is nice with low carbonation and upper medium body.

O - Very tasty, but pretty one dimensional. It's all chocolate and the few other players are very muted. I would have thought over three years of aging would have lowered the heat, but that certainly isn't the case. Still drinking great and not a lot of oxidation going on here.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 05:57:26 | More by dmsohyea
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.