12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Stone Brewing

12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Oatmeal Stout
4.11 | pDev: 9.98%
Apr 06, 2020
Jul 02, 2008
Notes: None
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Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle at Echarle Huevos, served at home in a snifter glass. Pours a black colour, medium dark chocolate head sith shor retention. Almost no lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, rum, wood, vanilla, spices, herbs.
Medium body, creamy texture, normal carbonation. Bitter finish.
Taste of chocolate, dried fruits, herbs, rum, spices vanilla.
Very good.
Mar 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: dark black in color with a tan head.

S: sweet up front with a touch of Orange peel, and perhaps a hint of smoke. It almost had a Islam scotch aroma to it.

T: not getting the orange peel as much, but info get smoke, toffee, and chocolate.

M: medium thick with a creamy feel. Moderate carbonatuon.

O: tasty, but the aroma far surpasses the flavor.
Apr 17, 2019
Rated: 4.52 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

May 14, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hearty black, but slightly less than their classic RIS. Still has the brown head cap on it in the 1/2" range. Looks very good like every other Stone stout made. Aroma hits the chocolate malt and roasted malt notes. No surprises here like Radiohead said.

Taste is a well made beer that stresses its chocolate malt without dropping a bunch of sugar on the drinker. Still hides the alcohol quite well without the use of aforementioned sweetness, this is baker's dark unsweetened chocolate malt if you will. Lays off the dark stone fruit bitterness thankfully. Slightly bitter and roasty throughout the lifetime of the beer. Neither of which is excessively done. One of the nicer things about the beer is how it didn't go for the biggest thickest kind of angle, its all screw your Chicago pour, you can dome this all by yourself. One of the few examples of a bomber that wasn't some ridiculous price per oz. A solid offering.
Mar 26, 2018
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Jan 13, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by DioS from Georgia

Aug 25, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle (01/10/2016) to snifter. Aged 19 months.

Thought I had rated this back in early 2016, but I guess not. Remember it being good, not great; possibly to benefit from some age. Maybe 19 months is a bit long for this sub-10% beer. Still tasty, but I feel like it has degraded a little.

LOOK: dark black pour; decent brown head. Retains decently, excellent considering age.
AROMA: I get wood, cocoa powder, with some hints of hay/grass.
TASTE: Bitter chocolate is nice. would complement a sweeter dessert well. I also get notes of raisin and fig. I don;t necessarily taste oatmeal; but there is a grainy taste that I am attributing to the oats in the malt.
FEEL: full bodied; light carbonation, but better than expected for style and age. dry finish.

All in all a pretty solid beer; like Belgian chocolate meets Irish stout. I wish I had jotted down my notes the first time i had this to compare. Opening a 1 year old OAKMEAL next to compare barrel aged vs. non barrel aged of the same beer.

Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 4.37 by jkonte from Ohio

Jun 08, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by emerge077 from Illinois

May 21, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Mar 18, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by cmsfish from Minnesota

Mar 06, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by Heeenrik from Finland

Feb 19, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Lodisgrisen from Finland

Feb 15, 2017
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Rated by fx20736 from New York

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
silky, chocolatey, tasty
Feb 13, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by kbrown from Ohio

Feb 11, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by token_23223 from Virginia

Jan 19, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Beernoobie from California

Jan 08, 2017
12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Stone Brewing
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