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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

845 Ratings
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Ratings: 845
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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trxxpaxxs

New York

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

Bottle split with dogfishandi...

A: Pours out a deep motor oil black with about a half finger of mocha colored head. There is only a tiny bit of lacing left on the glass as it drinks. This beer has some serious legs. It's incredibly viscous and sticky.

S: I'm picking up sweet malt, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. There is also a bit of a burnt toast note in there as well, but it's subtle beneath the bittersweet chocolate.

T: The taste is on par with the smell. It starts off with a bit of earthiness, chocolate, and vanilla. The finish is more chocolate, with notes of caramel and burnt toast. It's really solid.

M: Full bodied beer. This is a thick and sticky beer, but the flavors are spot on, and nothing lingers on the palate for too long. It's silky and smooth going down.

O: This is a really nice stout and age has treated this beer well. I feel very lucky to have tried this beer well past it's retirement. I'd drink it again if I could find another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 21:15:31 | More by trxxpaxxs
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bearisprime

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-08-2012 22:43:56 | More by bearisprime
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SoCalStout

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-07-2012 07:06:00 | More by SoCalStout
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Ryan. Poured from 22 into stemless chardonnay glass.

A- Pours deep black, very vert dark. Doesn't really produce much head- about a cm of nice khaki colored foam, no lacing or stability.

S- Definitely get a soy component and milk chocolate. A little oxidized, but overall a slightly sweet and moderately roasty aroma- nothing stands out.

T/M- Nice, it's not oxidized in taste. Has a rubbery, roasted malt component with some slight heat. Dark chocolate as well and a slight smokiness. Age has really melded the flavors, because not one aspect of it pops or overshadows the others. Very slick feel with moderate, almost low carbonation.

O- Pretty good, not amazing, but would definitely drink again. Its 4 years old and it has held up well. Not complex, but balanced and smooth, even with a touch of heat on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 21:28:13 | More by TheGordianKnot
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-27-2012 18:56:22 | More by PhineasGage
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johnbjaeger

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-27-2012 03:50:40 | More by johnbjaeger
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Discount Liquor a while back. Served in a Bell's tulip.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a thin collar, some wisps, and a bit of spotty lace. Black body with a glint of brown at the edges of the glass.

S - Definitely lots of bitter chocolate. Lightly roasted grains, caramel, and perhaps a faint bit of oxidation creeping in. Needs to warm up a bit, but otherwise fairly enjoyable.

T - Taste is also heavy on the mildly bitter baker's chocolate, with some notes of vanilla, anise, and caramel. Unfortunately it seems a bit hollow mid-palate and perhaps is showing its age here.

M - Medium body, velvety melted chocolate bar texture, lower carbonation, and a lightly dry finish. None of the listed 9.2% shows up after 3+ years of aging.

D - While this is was still pretty decent I feeling this one is on the decline, although mileage may vary based on cellar conditions. Still, an enjoyable tick.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 00:36:26 | More by MasterSki
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DannyS

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a 1.5 liter beer boot.

A - Pours a thick, silky, pitch black with about a quarter inch of dark, heavy foam that clings mightily to the glass. A sexy brew.

S - Powerful roasted malt with lots of chocolate and coffee aroma, with a smattering of vanilla and sweet, grainy oats. Par for the course for a big bombastic stout, but still really good.

T - The alcohol is a little apparent in the aftertaste, but otherwise, it's a smooth, oily, bitter, roasty beast of a stout.

M - Heavy, oily, mouth-coating, bordering on syrupy with how dense it is.

Overall - Share this one. The booze goes right to your head. I'm currently halfway through it and already feeling it. Also let it warm up a little. the chocolate and oats really awaken if consumed at around cellar temperature. Either way, I'd highly recommend seeking this one out. Too bad it was only brewed once, I'd totally buy this one more often.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 02:52:40 | More by DannyS
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TeamUgly

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-16-2012 23:55:48 | More by TeamUgly
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BDeibs

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

01-14-2012 21:56:57 | More by BDeibs
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-11-2012 23:28:58 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.4%

01-11-2012 22:06:45 | More by lccrunchy
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CMack

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-11-2012 04:38:02 | More by CMack
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27.2%

01-10-2012 18:11:01 | More by djrn2
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daves1186

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-06-2012 03:35:56 | More by daves1186
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josssmith

Arizona

5/5  rDev +21.4%

01-05-2012 21:53:57 | More by josssmith
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes on 1-1-12

P: 22 fl oz bottle in to a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

A: SRM is black. Opaque. Head is off white, 1 in, dissipates completely. Medium carbonation. Heavy lacing.

S: Big oat and chocolate notes. A hint of alcohol.

T: Huge oat flavor, melded with a semi-sweet chocolate presence. Dark roast malt and a touch of booziness. All flavors have blended together harmoniously.

M: Full body. Viscous and chewy, with a very smooth and velvety feel. A semi bitter feel is also apparent. Dry finish.

O: This is the best oatmeal stout I have ever tasted. Huge oats are complimented excellently by semi-bittered chocolate and big dark roast malts, with a light hop presence. The back of the bottle, while more verbose than most stone offerings, describes the setting behind which this beer was crafted. There was a hop shortage when it was time to make the 12th anniversary, so they made this. Not that I don't like what Stone normally does, but can't there be a hop shortage more often? I guess God is not an oat stout fan.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 11:16:11 | More by tsauce2
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-04-2012 03:24:28 | More by rowingbrewer
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-03-2012 01:55:02 | More by ChrisPro
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pest

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-02-2012 07:27:47 | More by pest
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-27-2011 22:05:59 | More by whartontallboy
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -27.2%

12-24-2011 00:22:18 | More by jophish17
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mcgwire756

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-23-2011 23:41:51 | More by mcgwire756
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McNuts

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

12-23-2011 22:01:09 | More by McNuts
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rpaul2012

California

3.5/5  rDev -15%

12-19-2011 05:31:12 | More by rpaul2012
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Stone Brewing Co.
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