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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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (8205) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
draft@Stone vs. Moeder: pitch-black with a creamy mocha head, smells like chocolate malt, cocos, sweet dark fruits & chocolate truffles, taste is dark chocolate, thick, slightly roasted malts, slightly bitter but also sweet with cane sugar, caramel, slight liquorice, chocolate syrup, chocolate pie, minor coffee, some wood, not really picking up much vinous on this one, malt & chocolate yummyness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - 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 !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Opaque black color with a small tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted notes, cocoa, citrus, vanilla, and wood. Taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, red wine, vanilla, and a semi sweet finish. Really nice, probably my favorite vertical epic, and I hadn’t expected to be drinking any more these days.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
Draft @ Stone vs. Moeder event, Moder Lambic, Brussels. Brune foncée, col crémeux/beige. Arôme, malt, vin rouge et fût de chêne, le vin donne un aspect de vin cuit allant dans le sens d’un excellent Porto. En bouche, saveur du vin est intense, fruitée et réchauffant au palais. Garde cet aspect fruité; raisin et vin rouge, un malt grillé avec une pointe de chocolat et en retrait une note de houblons américains. Je reviens sur ce côté de Porto car en effet, le vin rouge est réchauffant, fruité un peu sucré/caramélisé sans pour cela donner une note aigre que l’on retrouve parfois dans certains traitements de vin rouge. Le tout se mélange à merveille avec le malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (17676) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
A - pours opaque cola with one finger fluffy tan head no lacing . . S coffee dirt chalk toasted malts bread wet dough molasses light smoke M - full body full rich palate creamy lingering light bitter T - tangy cacao and dry oak up front, creamy mocha molasses dirt citrus peel dried fruits to a long bitter cocoa finish, light grass O very good balanced bitter yet creamy porter. 4.2 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pour on tap at Falling Rock’s Vertical Epic event, dark blackish red pour with tan head, aroma has notes of wine, dark chocolate, toffee, bready, biscuit malts as well with a touch of red grape, hints of tannic oak as well, really nice. Taste is the best of the event, nice dark chocolate, coffee, red grape, hints of red fruit, touch of wine and oak, finishing fairly tart, slightly roasted, slightly sweet. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Reviewed 12.12.12 Celebrating the Vertical Epic series P: Dark orange slight haze and tan head. Slight lacing. S: Sweet fruit cake, bourbon, vanilla bean, dank booze that burns my eyes when smelling the glass. Chocolate and cocoa powder. T/M: Not a huge difference with the wine barrels but does develop the flavors nicely. The taste follows the nose with added smoke and dark chocolate. Full bodies creamy and nice carbonation. Fun fishes smooth and prrogressive drying. O: Event though the change was not dramatic I prefer the barrel aged version. It’s not overpowering and doesn’t distract from the great base flavor. The cocoa still shines through nicely. Serving type: on-tap

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