wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale gold with a white head that’s OK. Coriander and citrus aroma. Sweet candy, citrus, pine, cloves and an assertive bitterness. French Farm Ale meets Belgian Trippel. Interesting.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled At SBWF08. Pours out in a slightly hazy golden color with a small white foam. Sweet, yeas, quite sugary aroma of oranges, red apples and apricots with notes of cumin and cinnamon. Full-bodied with a strong but still with unrefined and raw sugary flavours of candied oranges, soap and asprcots. Spicy finish of cinnamon with notes of flowers, tangerine and alcohol. I’m not overly impressed. A tad better than the 070707.
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, pepper and yeast. Flavor is pretty bitter and hoppy with some pepper, yeast and lemon.
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one is all about Marvin Gaye smoothness and style. No big deal aroma, no big deal look. What a big deal with the silky delivery and finish. Grassy, mildly yeasty, apricot butter and velvety all the way. Mild smell and taste but quality all the way. Thanks for the offering. 22 oz. 2008.
SuperNeub (1) - , Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the best of the Verticals. Others were too bitter and horrible finishes. This seems to be the lightest of the group.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden color with a small lacing white head. Nose is fruity and hoppy.Flavor shows the same with some sweetness in the mix.The finish had some hoppy bitterness to it.
haddon90 (1617) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden color with a nice frothy head. Slight citrus aroma with a hint of some spices and caramel. Nice, balanced flavor. Some spice, as well as a bit of yeast and some citrus. Another great vertical epic from Stone.
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, golden colored pour with a cotton candy sweet nose, flavors of pine, refined sugar, fruit and white pepper, finished hoppy and sticky
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009
Date: August 23, 2008
Source: South Bay Drugs, San Diego
Appearance: clear dark gold, wispy off white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: big sweet malt aroma with a candy sweetness, lots of spicyness mixed with a big floral hop presence
Flavor: well balanced flavor with the malt sweetness matched by the spicy phoenolics and spicy hops
Date: May 15, 2009
Source: brick store
sweetness has dried out a lot, hops and spicyness has come out a bit but still well balanced,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Small off-white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is Belgian yeast spiciness. Taste is medium sweet, Belgian yeast, fruity/melon, light pepper. Medium body, light stickiness.