MadRobin (2682) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Churchkey in Logan Circle neighbohood, Washington, DC on 12/12/12.
Lightly hazy, bright orange amber with thin off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of cloves, spices, banana, caramel and yeast.
Taste of yeast, cloves, banana, oak and caramel.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey 12.12.12. Hazy copper. Nose and flavor bring big tannic vinous notes, plum, fig, and peach. Definite Belgian spice notes as well. Somewhat tart on the mouthfeel and smooths out at the finish. Nice.
Brewsta (15) - Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Beechwood BBQ, Seal Beach, CA. I've never given a beer a perfect score, but I have never tasted anything quite like this beer before. Completely pleasurable through and through.
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ThirstyMedic (4) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 24, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I will go ahead and admit that this will be one of my worst ratings to date because I was absolutely trashed by the time I got around to this beer. I will just keep it simple. I can tell you one thing about this beer... It was F***ing amazing.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old Review from 2009 - When I visited Stone, it was my goal to bring back some one off brews that I could enjoy in the hotel room. I came back with two growlers. One of them was the beer you see above. I love their Vertical Epic line. I enjoyed what the Red Wine barrels gave to this beer. It added a bit of a sweet taste with a mixture of a smokey aroma. Very nice to try something that you can’t buy in the stores
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale, Wine Barrel
Date: October 06, 2010
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: cloudy orange, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, touch of winey sweetness, light oak, growing spicyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, lots of sweet wine, big oak is short lived, nice spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Pours hazy amber. Aroma is herby/vinous/oaky. Med minus body. And the herb is interesting. Quite amazingly tasty.
marcus (8685) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bistro BA Fest. Pours orange copper with almost no head and a vinous vanilla aroma. There is a fruity vanilla flavor with a dry oaky finish.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2008. Overripe smell, flowery, reminds me of Pizza Port SPF 45 on the nose. Clear amber in the glass, no head. Apricot brandy or port is the main impression with the first sip. More carbonated than expected. A bit tangy, with some orangey acidity. A bit tannic, the overall feel is kind of like a light red wine (maybe a Cote du Rhone?). Finish is a bit astringent, producing a chemical dryness. It’s aight.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a clear, rusty orange colour with no head. Aroma of funkiness, tart, and a little sour citrus fruits. Flavour is the same as the aroma. I didn’t detect any of the red wine flavour that should have been derived from the barrels so there really was no point in aging it in red wine barrels.