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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

844 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 698
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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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

July 2008 bottling date. Approaching six years old.

A: Pours pitch, pitch black. Very large and dense medium brown head. Head fade slowly with great retention. Decent lacing still.

S: Aroma is quite mellow. Baker's chocolate. Grainy oatmeal. Light dark fruit, might be a hint of sherry-like oxidation.

T: Super smooth bittersweet chocolate. Lots of grainy oatmeal in the middle and in the finish. Oatmeal really calms down the bitterness I think. Some mild fruitiness that might be the start of oxidation in the aftertaste but it's not bad at all. No sign of alcohol but it does warm the belly. Lingering light sherry and chocolate between sips.

M: Surprisingly thin but given the age it makes sense.

O: Interestingly enough I just found this beer on the shelves today so I had to pick it up. It has fared quite well. Flavors are very well integrated and mellowed out. It might say "bitter chocolate" but it's not bad at all. Perhaps age has smoothed it out or the oatmeal has calmed it down. Body is surprisingly light so the drinkability is off the charts for a 9.2% stout.

Serving type: bottle

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Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.