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Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale - Red Wine Barrel

Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale - Red Wine Barrel
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Served on tap at Winter Storm 2011. The appearance is a deep red/black hue with a good sized creamy tan head. The nose is pretty spicy with red wine, oak, tannins, and Belgium yeast. The flavors are creamy malts, and yeast, coriander?, wine, tannins. The red wine really suits the base beer. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Poured from the tap at winter storm. Dark black without much head. Aromas were chocolate and dark fruit, Medium body. Flavors melded well with red wine, oak, dark malt, and belgy yeast. A definite treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Pours dark chocolatey brown with a thin tan head, specks of lace. Smells of bitter, roasted malts with a hint of fruit. Tastes roasty and malty with some chocolate and a mellow fruit character. Ok. Medium, full, chalky body, good carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Growler from Ken and Anne. Thanks, guys. Black with a beautiful creamy light brown head. Fruit, citrus, and chocolate aroma with notes of cola nut. Tastes of chocolate, fruit, citrus, slight vanilla, a hint of wine?, maybe some oak?, nice flavors overall, well combined, and subtle. Good creamy palate. The red wine character shows more on the back end as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2383) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Swingtop Stone bottle at BA line tasting. Thanks to whoever brought this. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was soft with dark fruits, anise and roasted grains. The flavor was rich and complex with mixed dark fruits, toasted grains, wood and a bit of port wine. The palate was smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long, dry and very mellow. Overall: Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad’s Barrel Blast. Pours with a black body and a tan head. Aroma of burnt popcorn, butter and dark fruits. Flavors are diacetyl, butter, lightly vegital with some currant, toffee and raisins. Oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with moderate khaki head. Aroma of caramel, vinous, raisins, oak, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, toffee, chocolate, herbs, and vinous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Pouring at session one of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a just clear brown with a thin tan head. Roast, toast, char on the nose. The wine barrel is hidden pretty well, slight wood notes, but nothing really vinuous. Chewy roast and char, loads of roast flavors. Toast, roast, and more wood on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Dark Brown pour, Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate, licorice, dark pit fruit, plum, oak. Flavor is rich belgian yeast with dark fruit, dates, plums, raisin, chocolate, earth, nice tannic oak is the addition in this one. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
1st rating. Dark, dark brown pour, almost black, but not quite. Small tan head. Fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, berry, oak, and the strong belgian style porter is definitely there, but the red wine grape flavor is more faint, it’s in there, but close to the untreated version, or maybe I need to revisited the 090909.

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