Throwback Thursdays: 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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Throwback Thursdays: 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Event Overview

Every Thursday we're selecting an archive beer from the cellar to put on tap!  Enjoy some throwback music from our early days while sipping on some stellar vintage brews.  To mark the occasion, staff will also be sporting vintage Stone Brewing threads. 

20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

ABV: 9.2%

Flavor Profile: Cocoa, roasty, anise, coffee

Who knew a worldwide hop shortage in 2008 would give rise to such a memorable, delicious beer? When it came time to craft a commemorative offering for our 12th anniversary, we decided to trade in the bitterness of hops for the bitterness of unsweetened chocolate, and paired that with flaked oats. Featuring a thick, rich, roasty mouthfeel and chocolate-heavy flavors and aromas, this onyx-colored, malt-forward beauty became an instant classic that shares space on our liquid trophy case alongside our hop-focused fan favorites.