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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 260   ABV: 8.66%
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As with any good epic, herein lies the promise of larger-than-life experiences, heroics, and twists and turns as the adventure unfolds. This bottle conditioned ale is chapter five, and is specifically designed to be aged until sometime after December 12th, 2012. Provided you can wait that long. At that time, enjoy it in a "vertical" tasting along with its ten Stone Vertical Epic Ale brethren. Each on unique to its year of release. Each with its own "twist & turn" in the plot line. Each one release one year, one month and one day from the previous yearís edition.

In this yearís edition, youíll notice a deep, rich aroma of toasty malts, anise, Belgian yeast spiciness, and a hint of cedar. The toasty, dark and roasty malt flavors combine with a soft palate - courtesy of specialty dark wheat and barley malts. The body is fairly light for a beer with such a high gravity. There is a pleasant, lingering bitterness, so you know itís part of the Stone family. This ale was brewed with a specialty Belgian yeast that weíre really liking here at Stone...itís the same one we used for brewing the Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale. And as with the Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale, all the spicy, deep, and wonderfully funky aromas and flavor characteristics in this beer come as a result of nothing more than malt, hops, water and yeast!


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4546) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2007 This was very good. Pours a deep brown. Smokey belguim fruit aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, belguim yeasts, roasted malt, and sweet spices. A bit of hops too. Nice smokey finish. Delicious.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is soy, cocoa, cardboard. Knackered. Taste is sort of salty. Old leather bag. Belgian yeast. Cocoa. Apples. Medium body, soft carbonation. The wheels are coming off.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ RG 21. Auburn. Smells a little boozy and astringent and roasty. Tastes a little roasty too. Dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"iíve come to be a huge fan of the hoppy, almost ipa-like belgians, so i didnít like this one quite as much as the 08, but itís quite good. deep, complex, spicy. ready to break out a 2 1/2 year old bottle, and iíll amend this review."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5259) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2014
So, I was cleaning out my cellar and found this - I didnít realize I hadnít rated it. It might be a little off peak, but still pretty good. Pours a muddy brown, thin head. Smells like chocolate covered raisins, plus some oak. Taste is winey, fruity, and some chocolate. Maybe some balsamic vinegar, as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
Aroma: Smooth, dark chocolate all day long, "pear," bread, yeast Palate: Medium bodied Flavor: Like the nose with some lift from the carbonation. Finishes bready, yeasty and nutty. Comment: Well-carbonated, which lightens the perceived body.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft on 12/12/12. Brown color. Aroma of cloves, chocolate, coffee. Lots of cloves in the taste as well. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is strong figs, cedar, dark fruits. Thin mouthfeel with strong booze, caramel, dark fruits, cedar, good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (515) - - MAY 12, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark opaque brown with an uneven thin espresso head. Aroma is smooth - roasty chocolate, spiciness from yeast. This beer seems to not be in a specific style, but reminds me of a "light quadrupel". Flavor is raisins, honey and thick chocolate. Notes from Stone event Brickskeller 6/1/09.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (707) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle at Damicoís. Pours dark brown with slight soapy looking head, aroma is anise, unmalted barley, roasted chicory, coco, aldehydes and spicy finish. first sip is very similar with a dry finish of unsweeted chocolate.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor are both heavily oxidized - dull metal, belgian spice, caramel, and sourdough. Itís strange that this was the only year with oxidation after so long.


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