Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

22 oz bomber as part of a trade. I’ve been hanging on to this one for a while – time to give it a whirl.
Pour is get black with no light penetrating it. Little lace, but a tan film and collar soon appears. Not quite as viscous as the initial color and pour would suggest.
Nose and tastes are pretty much as you would imagine. There are very few surprises here. Dark, bitter chocolate, decent warming alcohol and some hardcore hop and malt combos. Alcohol comes through more and more as it warms. Very roasty and a large amount of charcoal. Charcoal is really the biggest influence here.
Not a real easy beer to drink, and that’s even taking into to account the alcohol and the style. the burned notes are not easy to deal with.
Very few (if any surpises here), just a big ‘ole badass of a chocolate stout that pulls no punches.

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01/25/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.2 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 3
Total: 3.53
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