Friday, October 22, 2010
Day 295 Drink: Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Stone Brewing celebrated its 12th anniversary in 2008 by brewing a special brew that was actually a combination of two recipes. One was an oatmeal stout created by Jeremy Moynier and the other was an imperial stout brewed by Jake Ratzke that used Oaxacan chocolate. The outcome is pretty special.
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout is a 9.2 percent alcohol by volume pitch black brew with a moderate tan head. The beer has a cocoa and coffee aroma. The flavor has an immediate bitter dry chocolate flavor at the start. It rounds out a bit, but is a big roasty and bitter meal of a drink.