JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2007 another note (added a couple of days later) this beer is better straight from the fridge. My first tasting I let it open up for 10 or 15 minutes. Drink it cold, itís very nice
This poured a peachy/apricot color with a large, quickly disappearing white head. The nose is of wheat and spices. The flavor is some candy, with spices. The finishes is very nice citric and spicey
bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a copperish color with an average white head but the head dissipated quickly and left the glass with beer that almost looked still. Aroma was really spicy and had a light alcohol to it. Flavor had a good amount of spiciness to it. I was expecting this to be very sweet for some reason but it actually wasnt that bad at all. A little dryer and this would be quite excellent.
HopHeadinAZ (179) - Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle: Pours a copper color with a thin , quickly disappearing head. No lacing in two glasses. The The aroma has hints of clove, spice and orange. The overall flavor is unexceptional unfortunately. Maybe itís too early to rate this since itís officially 07-07-07. Not the best Vertical in my opinion, possibly the weakest.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
apple juice looking body with a small white head that fades fast.the nose is of coriander,sage,cinnamon,hay,yeast,and pineapple.flavor is dusty hay,pineapple concentrate,black liquourice,and belgian candy.i must say the alcohol is not detectable at all.well....its different for sure.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours bright amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of orange, pineapple, yeast, and some corriander. Flavor is orange, corriander, yeast, bread, and a touch of ginger. Good soft palate and the alcohol is covered well. Nice full flavor. A unique brew!
IEBAILI (123) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours beautiful golden orange color, smellsof Belgian yeast, very fruity, subtle spice, tastes fruity, tons of orange peel, cidery, peach, slightly sweet, finish in almost completely dry, the apple-peach-orange-bitter orange peel flavor lasts, this beer seems to be all about the yeast, niether hops nor malt make a big impression. The body is medium-light, this beer is refreshing, it has none of the heaviness that some sweeter Belgian strong ales have. The alcohol is practically invisible. A little bit of tartness emphasizes the citrus flavors beautifully.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber(8.4%) from BevMo. Medium amber color upon pouring. Lightly sweet aroma with a bit of spice. Some yeastiness. Very smooth spiced flavors. A good earthy quality, somewhat saisonish. Full flavored. Very nice BSA. Well hidden alcohol.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 6/20/2007: Stone Vertical Epic 07.07.07 pours a clear, bright copper color with a pretty thick, lasting, off-white head. The aroma is sweet with some tropical fruits and spice. The flavor begins with the same characteristics as the aroma (sweet, fruity, and lightly spicy) and then some additional complexities become noticeable including some candy flavor and sweetness, light bubblegum, delicate citrus, and quite a bit of ginger that lasts through the finish. The alcohol well masked in the flavor. This beer has a medium-light body and feels a lively on the palate. The flavors are pretty well balanced overall, but the ginger may be a bit heavy for some. Maybe that will fade out with time as the flavors continue to develop and meld together. However, this beer is still really good here and now in the present and should be experienced at least once while it is young and fresh!
22 oz bottle (8.4% alc/vol) shared by supa at the Junedale Beer Klub June "Ales of Summer" beer tasting. Rating #5 for this beer...
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7/06/2010: Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic... Aroma: Fuity pale malts; honey; ginger, weird spice (probably the cardamom). Appearance: Hazy marigold color; bubbly, modestly dense off-white to beige-colored head; averagle level of carbonation. Flavor: The ginger still dominates and is dampened only slightly by the cardamom; fleshy fruits; sweet malts; some bitterness in the finish; a bit of alcohol. Palate: Medium to medium-full; smooth and slightly syrupy. Overall: Just okay.
1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle (8.4% Alc/Vol). Score: 3.5
ironmanjt (3) - Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd day, and already the fourth rater. Carbonation is still quite noticeable, but almost a citrusy sweet flavour. Very light and perfect for the season.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 Bomber from MCAS Miramar Marine Mart : Hazy peach color with a small, fading off-white head. Sweet fruity and spicey aroma. Flavor starts tropical fruit sweet followed by a sharp spicey bite and a long dry citrus rind finish. Medium bodied and silky with lively carbonation. 8.4% ABV well hidden, but makes its presence known. Stoneís best vertical to date IMHO (however I missed the 02.02.02).