12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout | Stone Brewing

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4.11/5
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977 Ratings
12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ThreeWiseMen on 07-02-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
707
Ratings:
977
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 977 |  Reviews: 707
Photo of Bogdawg
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DioS
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
08/11/2017

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.

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Photo of jkonte
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsfish
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fx20736
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

silky, chocolatey, tasty

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Photo of kbrown
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of token_23223
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beernoobie
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared at August THT. Pitch black with an espresso head. Notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee. Medium body, low carbonation and a roasty bitter finish.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at SF's City Beer store. A reissue of a previous Anniversary. An interesting combo of bitter chocolate and smooth oatmeal.

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Photo of mindfuldave
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a motor oil black with a thin dark brown head. Light sticky lacing.

S -Aroma is dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit and dark roasted malts.

T - Taste is bitter dark chocolate, coffee and roasted dark malts. Finish has a nice lingering char.

M - Heavy mouthfeel with medium carbnation. Chewy mouthfeel with a nice dry finish.

O - Very nice. Great balance of bitter and rich flavors.

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Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 977 ratings