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Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale Aged in Red Wine Barrels

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Draft on 12/12/12. This was my favorite VE of the evening. Lots of resin and tannin, very rich, raisins, dates, plums, prunes. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2201) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Draft at Churchkey 12.12.12. Rich black pour with tan head. Nose and flavor marked by beautiful vanilla, raisin, bittersweet chocolate, and caramel with a dry finish. Quite lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bootsjohn (68) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
From tasting notes: Nose is sour grape and oak backed by light strawberry and chocolate. Taste is roasted red wine (if that makes any sense) and bitter dark chocolate. Color is very dark with a light tan, sticky, lacy head. On the back end, mild sour notes make me wonder if there was any wild yeast used in fermentation. Tastes more stout than strong, dark Belgian. Candi sugar and chocolate are stronger as beer warms. Very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1214) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2012
Gedronken in Brussel bij moeder Lambic, kleur is zwart dus standaard 3, geur en smaak is zoet, typische stout smaak, koffie, hout en smokey

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Ap. Pours a dark brown with a big creamy cap of froth. Aro. Vinous notes. Light chocolaty roast. Orange covered dark chocolate. Taste. Dry chocolate roast, winey tanins. Mouth. Medium bodied low carb. Overall: Very tasty, the wine barrel dried this a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 10, 2011
Sehr getreidiger Antrunk, zunächst wenig, dann stärker hopfig. Dabei rund und würzig malzig, Schokoladennoten, gelungene Süße. Etwas erdig, voll, minimal herb. Süffig! 13/13/12/10//12

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2011
@ Stone fest , Chez moeder lambic

Head: thin, dark brown
Colour: black
Smell: coconut, vanilla, creamy, semi sweet/bitter, coffee, red fruits, plums
Taste: coconut, blue cheese, capuccino, coffee, buttery, creamy, dry roasty end , very very good !!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (3783) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
Draught @ Moeder Lambic during the Stone vs Moeder Lambic event. Pitch black, opague with a light brown head. Smells wood, pine, chocolate, sweet and smoky. Tastes sweet, wood, bourbon and smoked. Full body, good carbo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7210) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Pitch black, opaque color, nice vast beige head. Smell coffee, vanilla, caramel and wood. Taste coffee, a lot of roastyness, caramel and bitter: very nice. Good carbonation, full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Black pour with a rich tan head. Quick to dissipate and leaves no trace of lacing. Sweet malty aroma with some dark fruit mixed in. Peppery taste mixed with some vanilla and a bit of a caramel taste. A slight sour feeling from the aging in barrels I suppose. But a nice mixture of sweet maltiness is left behind to help out. A very good beer.


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