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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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In this years edition we took our inspiration from two Belgian styles: Saisons and Golden Triples. As such, the Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic has a deep, deep golden hue and the flavor is spicy, fruity, complex and refreshing. We used four different malts, and a subtle, yet distinct, blend of Glacier and Crystal hops to get just the right balance. Then, for the complexity, we added in some exotic spices --- including ginger, cardamom, grapefruit peel, lemon peel and orange peel (the latter three acknowledging our Southern California home) --- and a special Belgian yeast strain. All in all this is yet another case of us drawing from classic Belgian influences and cavalierly making it our own...San Diego style!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
bottle....aroma: dark fruits, sugar with quite a bit of spice that included some ginger and pepper, some yeast as well....appearance: dark amber-brown pour with an light sand colored head....taste: sweet malts, yeasty, and spiced up with some ginger, cinammon, and pepper. its pretty sweet and sugary overall but i thought it was more than drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours amber/copper with a small comapact off-white head. Aroma of spices, lemon, citrus, slight fruitiness, and belgian yeast. The flavor is sweet, spices, fruit, lemon, and finishes with a light bitterness. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (531) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2007
22 oz bottle.

Deep golden with a spritzy head.

Aroma is fruity, apple, banana, peppery, ginger. Light notes of cardamom spice.

Ginger and cardamom are prominent in the flavor with light notes of citrus peel.

Finishes a bit sweet, and the ginger and cardamom are a bit heavy for my liking right now, well see how it ages out.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle: The aroma consists of yeast, light apple, banana, alcohol, pepper, and a hint of flowers. It pours a bright transparent amber with a small white head. The flavor is rather light overall. It starts yeasty with some watered down apple flavors. The finish has some hints of banana, alcohol, spice, and floral bitterness. Medium bodied with some lively carbonation that can be a tad prickly at times. Id have verify previous ratings, but Im pretty confident that so far this is my least favorite Vertical Epic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3901) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2007
22 oz bomber shared with willblake and Dickinsonbeer. Poured a clear orangey/copper color with a small whiteish head and some visible sediment. Aroma was yeasty and spicy with a strong mint like odor as well. Palate was dry and the flavor was light yeast and some spice. This is one of my least favorite styles and this beer did nothing to change my mind, average at best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Pours a coppery clear with mild carbonation and a thin white head, some lacing. Aroma is overbearing with cardamon, some ginger, and hints of citrus peels in the background- lightly yeasty and phenolic- too much cardamon. More citrus and grapefruit peel come through in the flavor, luckily the cardamon dies down a little bit as well. Hints of saison--like yeast- peppery and phenolic but it is too faint and all the "extra crap" gets in the way. A little dirty and not very dry like I was hoping/expecting? Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Not my fav. Pours a thick golden brown with a good thick head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Flavor is like cherry cough syrup, but finishes with cinnamon and sweet malt, strange and average.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Beautiful pour. perfect head. perfect opacity and colouring. lots of spices. taste very holiday. wish i had the patience to let it sit a little longer than 15 seconds before consuming.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Pours a deep amber with a one finger white head. Very spicy and and sweet one the nose. Taste of tons of spice, including, ginger, orange, lemon and maybe coriander? Finish is spicy and sweet. Not crazy about this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5176) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle. Pretty amber pour. Nose is huge spice notes, peppery mostly, soft ginger, lemon tartness and flowers. Soft fruit notes as well. Taste is lemon-ginger soda with peppery spices, flowers, soft hops, and big Belgian yeast notes. Light malts and a soft bitterness throughout this one. Body is effervescent with a light-medium to medium feel. Finishes with more ginger and lemon, soft peppery spices, fresh cut flowers, Belgian yeast notes and mild malt flavors. Belgian Strong Ale, indeed!


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