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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
In this year’s 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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2525) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Stone Vertical Tasting at Harris Grill 5.5 year old beer! Complex floral aromas with ginger. This beer has done so well over time. I'm amazed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Like the Saisan flavor. Lemony, peppery, slight belgian banana, honey. Pretty good shit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wombata (567) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma: Intense, concentrated bouquet of candied ginger and herbs, orange and orange peel. Palate: Full body Flavor: Honeyed ginger, herb--cardamon, floral citrus, more honey. Long, long finish. Comment: Great integration and full flavor and mouth feel, Though I have never tried a young version of this, I imagine that the fruit and sweetness has dried out considerable and it a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2207) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2015
August 5, 2015 - bottle via trade. Brownish orange pour with nice amount of head that lasted a bit. Aroma was fruity, spicy, yeast and malt. Taste was fruity and sweet initially and then moves to the yeast and spice. Finish was a touch dry and maybe a splash of alcohol as well.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle: Thanks Jeff. Over 5 years old. Murky, swampy brown sludge, strange jaundice yellow tint. Opaque. Looks like ass. Big, bubble eggshell cap. Aroma is... fucken weird. Tomato juice, bubblegum, spicy Belgian yeast, vinegar, hefty ginger, sour cardamom, cooked vegetables. Like a fucked up, spiced V-8 Splash. Smells gross, tastes nearly as bad. Heavy vegetal flavors, tomato, celery, ginger, strange sourness, heavy handed cardamom, mild toasted bread, clove, orange peel in the finish. Very tough to finish. Pretty damn wretched.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Shows freshness at this old age, but borders on cloyingly sweet and shows heavy alcohol. There’s some tart grapefruit and lemon citrus that add a sour hint and subtle spice is still present, but this isn’t the best Vertical Epic offering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (335) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Draft pour at Stone library station. Amazing beer. Golden pour, sweet aroma, 7 years of age and it still taste fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ RG 21. Caramel with floaters. Smells like butt out of the bottle, smells sweet in the glass. A little harsh and sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (6108) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Light gold pour. Sort of a menthol and pine cone character to this. Ginger spice or something like that. taste of apple sauce and light ginger. Some paper, drain water. A muddled representation of what probably used to be a great beer. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7870) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"nice and dry, which ends up being quite the pleasant mouthfeel. sampled 1/09 and it aged quite well...and was exceptional aged in red wine barrels for eight months!"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong ginger, oak, booze. Medium mouthfeel with sweet fruit, citrus, ginger, oak, light boozy finish. Very good.

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