Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 97, Imperial Stout, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.7 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s, Lawrenceville, NJ for $6.99

Aroma: liquor, alcohol, licorice, burnt, grains, coffee. 10 out of 10.

Visuals: opaque, black, thick, brown wispy head, silky persistent lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: layered, coffee, espresso, malty, hoppy, bitter, dry, masterly crafted. 10 out of 10.

Palate: sandy, dry, sponge, long dark burnt finish. 5 out of 5.

Overall: Like an espresso milkshake with dark chocolate shavings. I will go and seek this out again – amazing. It is masterly crafted and an immediate favorite. 20 out of 20.

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Hey John! If I like stouts, but I’m not a big hop fan, would you still recommend this beer? I’m am iron stout, oatmeal stout, milk stout, and chocolate stout fan. Is this too hoppy?

Comment by Angel

Hey Angel! Being a hop head, I’d say that this was wholly satisfying, but it was also very well balanced, very chocolate, malty, and delicious. I’d say that you might not like its hoppiness, but that the chance that you would like this is well worth the price of finding out. It was absolutely fantastic, in my opinion. B might like it too!

Comment by lemasney

Had this again tonight — what an amazing brew — bitter, deeply hoppy and cocoalicious. So dark and opaque, but very nuanced in its flavor profile. Would go amazingly with cheese.

Comment by lemasney

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