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Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale



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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A new Vertical Epic will be released every year, with the goal being to collect them all and have a Vertical Epic tasting once the final Epic is released on 12/12/12. Each new Stone Vertical Epic Ale will be release one YEAR, one MONTH and one DAY apart. With Vertical Epic 03/03/03, we used some pretty interesting ingredients...coriander (a "Belgian-style" beer favorite!), alligator pepper (wow, bite into these little gems and you get a bigtime spicy rush of flavor), and a bit of both unmalted wheat and dark roasted wheat. And a blend of Belgian yeast and American ale yeast. And a nice selection of high alpha hops (a decidedly non-Belgian style twist). All told it makes for a dubble-ish taken-to-San-Diego-pushed-to-the-edge-and-slapped-around-a-bit beer. So, treat it gently. It's been abused enough already. Store it upright, cool and in the dark. It would enjoy a nice long rest. It will have plenty of patience. Now let's see about you . . . . In addition, we are pleased to provide the homebrewing recipe: http://stonebrew.com/timeline/030303

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1372) - Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Medium brown with a creamy head. Belgian spice and chocolate aromas. Strong spice, toasted malt, and caramel flavors finish dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. Pour was brown, pretty malty, no carbonation. Not bad, but the age definitely affected this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. Poured orange little hazy soft white head that left faint thin film. Aroma has some fruity yet vegetable and oxidized malt/yeast. Taste was more the same with some hidden fruit character. Palate slick and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bomber at RBSG. Too damn old. Vegetable soup all over this beer. Not as good, I’m sure, as in it’s prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (2454) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Shared at RBSG - malty nose, oxidized a bit? Pretty flat, a bit sweet and still has some interesting character. Cool to try after 10 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle shared by skinnyguy! Clear brown pour, nice little ring of carbonation and an aroma of slightly spicy dark cherry and scotchy malt. Flavor is slightly peppery, heavy caramel and a little herbal fruit. Holding up nicely for being 10 years old!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Belmont bottle enjoyed on Harper’s first night home; 10 years old now. Obscene that I got this bottle for $10 about 6 months ago. This has really held up well. It was obviously a touch thin but it also seemed a bit tinny and metallic. Very nice for 10 years later but if you have a bottle I wouldn’t wait any longer. Rating it without holding age against it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
Vertical epic tasting with a light brown pour. Musty and sweet with some malt forward and sugary spicy bite. Ok for being this aged. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (8883) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle shared by Tim, thanks! Pours a cloudy amber with a tan head that starts at the edges and remains. Aroma has musty, dusty grains with a bit of sweetness. Flavor starts with sweet light grains and finishes with musty grains and dust.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
22 oz bottle, bought online and tasted alongside vintages from 2004-2006 at a tasting with Chris, Dan and Greg. Served in a branded glass. Pours hazy molasses-brown with a small, fizzy tan head that fades immediately. On the nose, there are big notes of molasses, brown sugar and candy sugar, along with flowers and fruit. The hops have faded substantially. The flavour is surprisingly dry with complex molasses-brown sugar notes, raisins, figs, earth and significant pepper. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and fizzy carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice Belgian dubbel-style ale. There are lots of raisins, figs, molasses and brown sugar, but it is drier than I had expected. It has held up to aging fairly well, but the carbonation is rather coarse. 2012-08-04

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