857. Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

After leaving The Vermont Pub & Brewery, Jadyn and I walked around Burlington for about half-an-hour longer until we felt like dinner. We had dinner at Smokejack's on Church Street. We had some very tasty fried curds as an appetizer. Jadyn had a veggie burger, and I had a steak, overall it ended up being a pretty lengthy dinner. After dinner we walked around a bit more, before deciding to head to the hotel. On the way back we stopped by the City Market Onion-River Co-op to pick up a beer for the hotel room.

857. Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.
Year: 2008
Alcohol: 9.20%
Serving: Bottle 22 oz.
Style: American Stout, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 4.5 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 4.5 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 3.5

Overall: 4.25

Pours a thick, opaque black. Topped by a creamy, dark brown head that retains well and leaves sheets of lace. The aroma is malty and roasty. Chocolate is dominant, but there are also notes of dark fruit and coffee.

Malty chocolate upfront moves into a boozy center with notes of toffee, more chocolate and fruit. Finish is an insanely strong roasty, dark chocolate bitterness. Thick and full-bodied, smooth, moderate to low carbonation.

The bitterness is really assertive, but really flavorful.