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Stone 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale



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RATINGS: 765   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Pours translucent gold with a thin white head. Smells strongly of a typical belgian strong ale. Flavor is very yeasty, mellifluous malt, cinnamon, hoppy, and very alcoholic. Maybe it’s because Golden Monkey is a regular part of my diet but this was not that impressive and much less complex. The hops were a nice addition but insufficient to overcome the spicey yeast esters, they seemed more like an afterthought in this beer. Cellaring another bottle for 2012.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle. Wonderful beer! Pours a hazy blond with aromas of citrus and grapefruit. Heavy hop smell that equates to heaven. Taste lasts long and the perfect amount of bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Warm golden color with a very small white head and great lacing. Aroma is spicy with hints of anise, all spice and cloves. Flavor is fairly well balanced between hops and spices. I found there to be a slightly unpleasant hop astringency. Slight lactic after taste as well. Moderately carbonated mouthfeel and overall enjoyable on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Pretty decent stuff. Dry finish. Complex nose, with some floral notes. Peppery and full-bodied, I think I should pick up another one and let it age till 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Pours a crisp, clear gold with a short white head. Pale, bready, lightly citrus, Belgian aroma. The flavor is also very bready and light with some citrus flavors and a light lingering herbal flavor. Light carbonation but clean flavor. Easy to drink. Higher ABV is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
pours a beautiful orange-gold. aroma is tangerine zest, alcohol, lychee, underlying barnyard funk. taste has prominent orange/tangerine juice qualities with a nice hop finish. like a citrusy duvel. longer than average finish. quite improved since last year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Served cold from 22 oz. bottle. Sorry, I couldn’t wait until 2012. Pours clear gold in color, with an aroma of mixed fruits. Taste combines cloves, caramel and hops. Good spice, good bitter finish. I’m a big fan of this. If someone in the LA-area wants to share one with me four years from now, drop me a line.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a nice creamy white head. Smells citrus along with orange, and tropical fruits. Taste is hoppyh with a sweet malty base. An easy brew to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Pour a clear golden color with a white head. Smelled of sweet hops. Flavor seemed a bland bitter sweet combination that was carbonated yet smooth and finished bitter. It did get better as it went on, mostly due to adjusting to the bitterness of this Belgian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2008
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.

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