Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout is next to return to the brewery’s 20th Anniversary Encore Series.
2016 marks the brewery’s 20th year of brewing, and to celebrate the double decade mark, Stone is bring back a few previous releases. First up was Stone Vertical Epic 08.08.08.08 that hit shelves last September.
From their 12th year comes Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout. In 2008, hops were in short supply. That constraint forced the brewers (who were used to making hop forward beers) to get creative. The result was 12th, a malt forward beer that features pure cacao added at the end of the boil.
Eight years later, Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout has been rebrewed to the exact specifications of the original recipe and features artwork evocative of the first time it hit store shelves. The onyx-colored, malt-forward stout offers a thick, rich, roasty mouthfeel and sensual chocolate flavors and aromatics.
Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout is available in 22 ounce bottles, and draft for a limited time.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.