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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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The Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale is a Strong Golden Belgian style ale highly hopped with American hops (Ahtanum, Amarillo and Simcoe). The beer pours pale golden with a thick and creamy white head of foam. The aroma is full of depth: nuances of pepper, clove, and banana from the Belgian yeast strain, and the resiny citrus notes from the American hops blend together nicely to provide a complex aromatic character. The taste is spicy, hoppy and fruity, with a very dry and a pleasant bitter end. The bitterness lingers nicely, and provides a refreshing finish that leads you to want to drink more and more of this beer!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2008
22 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Golden pour with a small head and floaties. Aroma of hops, banana, candi sugar and clove. Fruity taste with notes of pear, peach, spice and hops. Full spicy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with hoppy notes. Sweet yeasty flavour with ripe fruits and hoppy notes. Ends bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10322) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2009
golden pour, fluffy head. Yeasty, fruity and lightly hopped aroma. Flavor is pretty sweet with some yeast and honey notes but has a pretty nice hop balance. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10147) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle… Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. Fruity, spicy aroma imparts Belgian-style esters and phenols, such as clove, fuzzy fruits and light smoke. Full-bodied and creamy with tingling carbonation. Well-balanced, fruity flavor. Finishes with lingering fuzzy fruits, Begian spices and moderate bitterness. Bottle provided by scraff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of Stephen. Thanks! Hazy, dark orange appearance with an off white head. Spicy yeasty, bready, orange citrusy aroma. Tangy, coriander, orange citrusy, chewy bready flavor. Some oxidation notes, Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10002) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and lightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bread, citrus, candi sugar, and fruity. Tastes of bread, black pepper and other spices, fruity, citrus, and floral. Alcohol content hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast, dried fruits and floral. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter, Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9754) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 650mL bottle, pours hazy golden orange with a beige head. Aroma of orange, candied sugar, sweet subtle dark fruits and caramel malts. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, dried fruits, orange, yeast and subtle Belgian spices.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9693) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2010
Aroma is like a saison, getting pepper first of all, clove and bannanas. Golden blond colour with white Caesar head. Understated hops. ABove average mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
22oz bomber. Pretty much is a heavy tripel. Pours a fairly clear, deep orange with loads of floaties. Good head and lace. Tropical fruits aroma. Pina colata, fresh bread, tamarind, fruit cake, and golden raisins in the nose. Taste is complex. Very dry, alcoholic, loads of fresh bread rolls, a little soapy and somewhat spicy.


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