zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 22 oz - Night of the Titans 2013) The first of the reason we had our gathering. To drink the Stone Vertical Epic series. This was the one we were most concerned about as to whether or not it would age properly. Thank God that it did. Mildly cloudy amber pour, but after 11 years of sitting that didn’t shock me really. Still a fair amount of carbonation though. Sweet and spicy malt aroma with a nice honey and citrus undertone. Very nice sweetness throughout with a great sweet and spicy finish and aftertaste. Amazing how well it held up and how good it tasted.
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper of color with a foamy white head. An aroma of honey, peach and sweet. A flavor of honey, malty and very sweet and well oxidiexed.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
johnnnniee (3742) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was fortunate to try this last night at an epic tasting held by my good friend Mike, thanks for the opportunity MrBarleywine!
The first in the series pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with an almost non existent off white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is sweet with caramel and light tropical fruit with a lightly spicy bready yeasty bite to provide a bit of balance. The flavor is sweet like the aroma promised. Sugary and caramel malts with a faded but present spicy peppery yeast bite. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spicy mouthfeel. This held up better than I expected, but its also a stretch to call this a wit I guess. It has lots of sherry oxidized notes, but it drank pretty good. Probably past its prime, but holding up just the same.
SpringsLicker (3439) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big thanks to goldtwins for offering to share this one! I never thought that I would get a chance to try this one.
pours with a thin head over a clear yellow body. Moderate lacing.
Big complex aroma of spices, oranges and some alcohol.
The flavor is a bit thinner than the aroma, but this certainly hasn’t become a drainpour by any stretch of the imagination. Lightly sweet, fruity.
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
70th Rating of this brew, shared by LagunitasFan(Tim) at our J&J tasting, I was so damn supremely stoked to try this, I couldn’t care if it was maybe past its prime, I just couldn’t wait. Tim you are super awesome!!! Pours orange with no head. Nose was sweet and subtle with some faded hops and a touch of wit characteristics. Taste is sweet and citrus and overall very nice, not past its prime in my opinion but then again I’ve never had it before and doubt I’ll ever have it again.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle (ClarkVV makes it happen). Pours with a small head. Aroma is sweet, tripel like with mostly nectarines. Taste is till plenty lively, with some sweet apricot and just a light bitterness. This stuff is holding up quite nicely. Thanks to Clark again for sharing.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big hops aroma, as well as citrus. Apricot colour, small head a few floaters. Strong hops flavour and kumguats. Chewy, very little carbonation. Terrific mouthfeel with that great tongue tingle. Wonderful. Can’t wait til March 3, 2003!
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wooooowwwwww - points for rare here! Thank you very much for opening this my friend! Pours clear golden amber with a bubbly body and creamy white head. Aroma and flavor bring some oxidation, but just a tad, especially considering over ten years of aging! Aroma brings the aged yeast and some sweet notes. The flavor has notes of the yeast dominating as well, hops are completely gone, bring some bitter and caramel malts blended. Had an all grain homebrew as well which followed the exact same recipe as the website, turned out really nice too.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 an update, 24 Dec 2006, I just had some of this on draft at Stone’s Winter Storm at their Stone World Bistro. It’s in great shape. Golden colored, fruity with a great finish. The balance is fantastic. Can’t believe it’s nearly 5 years old.
honey colored, w/ a great nose & flavor. Stone’s description is accurate. It is ’trippel-ish’. Very nice
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally got to try it! once from a bottle that was infected and on draft at the 2013 Stone winter Storm. Nice citrusy notes with a faint Belgian yeast kick. Held up better than I thought it would.