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RATINGS: 922   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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In 2008, Stone Brewmasters Steve Wagner and Mitch Steele traveled to Belgium, where they enjoyed a number of hop-forward Belgian tripels, pale ales and IPAs—beers that had taken a cue from the U.S. craft brewing movement and inspired us in return. It’s a big reason 2008’s summer season came to be known at Stone as our “Summer of the Triple.” Upon their return, they crafted Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale, the seventh beer in the 11-beer Stone Vertical Epic Ale series. Packed with floral, spicy essence from Belgian yeast plus plenty of hoppy New World character, it’s our West Coast take on hop-driven Belgian beers.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimpsonsFan714 (3) - - DEC 8, 2012
Poured from 22 oz. bottle, in Stone Russian Imperial Stout snifter. This bottle has been aged at room temperature since it was purchased in mid-August 2008. **Appearance**: Cloudy and a sort of brownish-orange in color. By pouring aggressively and splashing, I was able to get a tall, off-white head. It faded slowly to a thick, sticky ring. Decent lacing left behind. **Nose**: Fruity and sweet. There’s orange, mango, tangerine and pineapple, followed by a bready yeast aroma. **Mouthfeel**: Medium bodied and dry. The finish comes on quickly and smoothly. There’s not a lot of carb or alcohol bite, but that’s OK as they’re not needed in this beer. **Taste**: Bitter orange peel and bready yeast, followed by tangerine and orange. There’s no alcohol taste. The faded hops are evidenced by the lingering bitterness. **Overall**: This is an awesome beer. It’s one of the first beers that I bought specifically to be aged, so I’ve been looking forward to this and was not disappointed. **Room temp vs. cellar temp**: I aged this at room temperature, and it tastes great. I don’t have a cellar-temp aged bottle to which to compare this one, so I can’t say how it would have differed. I get the feeling it might have come out a little "better", but I don’t see anything wrong with this one.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ska vara lite både och (US och Belgien) men blir nästan varken eller. Ingen humlebomb och inte jättetydlig trippelkaraktär heller. Men iaf närmare en trippel och en helt okej sådan. Lätt blommig aningien kryddig, välbalanserad. Trevlig.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (530) - - MAY 21, 2016
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Faint flat aroma. Full taste with malty tones and a very nice yeasty feel.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicke80 (363) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
65 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours amber with big white head. Yeasty caramel with hoppy notes. Sweet after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2158) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
Golden with a white head - Aroma of tropical fruits and belgian yeast - Malt body with some yeasty notes that gives some spicy notes and some hops that gives fruity flavours - The malt and yeasty spice goes into the finish - This was good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1506) - Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Golden with a light foam covering. Prominent floral character. Light sweetness, and a mild finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abrakarl (404) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Have to say I expected a little bit more. A bit too sour but it’s the style. Appreciate the hops the Americans gladly put in it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is yeasty, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is blonde malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (2478) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2016
Pours hazy orange with low white head Aromas of belgo yeast, apricots, white bread, honey, tropical fruits, spices Taste has notes of herbs, sweet bread, tropical fruits, belgo yeast, wheat bread, coriander, pepper, honey Medium to high sweetness and body, low bitterness, medium carbonation, sweet finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (2714) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2016
Lys brun klar med to fingre høyt offwhite skum. Lukter fruktig humlelukt. Honning, tørket frukt, aprikos, gjær, korn og ananas. Fyldig. Tung sødme i smak, honning og muskavadosukker. Gjær og alkohol. Middels lang bitterhet i avslutningen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (1546) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2016
650ml bottle from Systembolaget, web order. Slightly hazy golden, white lacing head. Fruity, sweet aroma, banana, red apples and bubble gum, spicy notes, cloves, cinnamon and coriander, also very malty notes. Medium bodied, smooth and oily mouthfeel. Malty taste with keen hops and spicy notes, biscuits, toast, fruit, banana, mango, ripe peach, apple, grass, coriander, clove, yeast. Finishing earthy, peppery and warming. Lots of different flavors still the fruity freshness comes through in a very nice way.


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