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RATINGS: 606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This ninth edition of our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series takes two interesting left turns. A Belgian-style golden triple is the starting point of this beer, but the first left turn is nearly immediate with the addition of dried chamomile flowers, triticale, and Belgian amber candi sugar. The second, and rather unusual left turn takes us half an hour up the road from Stone to Temecula courtesy of the addition of just-pressed Muscat, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our friends at South Coast Winery. As the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series has moved through the calendar, we found that the brewing schedule for a 10.10.10 release coincided nicely with the grape harvest, neatly providing an interesting twist in this epic ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (927) - Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Dark and foreboding with a thin head. Dark brown sugar and candy aromas. High alcohol and more candies sugars dominate the finish. Hot and sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small-medium white head. Aroma is white wine, grapes, spicy Belgian yeast. Taste is very sweet, more white wine and spice from the yeast. Finish is dry, slightly tart. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Not bad, interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
natejgood (390) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours a hazy orange. There isnít much in the way of carbonation or head, but that could be because the beer is three years old at this point. Aroma of dark fruits, dates and honey. It smells very sweet. The grape flavor comes through nicely in this beer but isnít overpowering. The beer has a slight sowerness to it that helps cut the fairly sweet aroma. Flavor seems a bit muddled though, as there is also a bit of malt mixed with the sour grape flavor. Feels fairly flat in the mouth, but not in a bad way. Interesting beer, but not one of my favorites from Stone.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocJitsu (836) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a short-lived off-white head. Some cider and Belgian spice on the nose. Wet, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. A bit warm. Well-blended sweet, lightly sour, and Sprite flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle. I had the 09 to 12, but been drinking one by one. Smell is sweet and musty white grapes, light spice, quite floral, caramel, fruity yeast. Taste is big fruity yeast, week old white wine, lots of white grape skins, spice, flowers and booze as it warms. Interesting and no signs of oxidation. Slight sour tinge, moderate to heavy sweet, lightly carbonated, lingering sweet/grape musty. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
writerljberg (651) - Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
22oz bottle. A: Orange-yellow with a very thin white head. Good lacing. N: Light lemon, pilsner malt, some light caramel, toffee, ginger and honey. Tons of white wine grape run through this. T: Very sweet with more of the grapes giving this a heavy wine quality. M: Medium, slightly sticky. Alcohol is well-hidden. O: This one strikes me as a bottle that might have gotten better given how much sugar they dosed into it. Hard to tell at this point, however.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Dark golden pour, decent amount of carbonation and an aroma of herbs. Flavor was a little bit of white grapes, a bit grassy and sweet on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bomber at RBSG. Clear golden orange pour. Minimal head. Grain, rich prune / dark fruit. Dry. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours clear orange. Smells like white wine ah jeez! A bit funky. Taste is refreshingly juicy, with a grape flavor I find quite good. Finish is dry, like eating green grapes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1069) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Honey cloudy brew with a orange colour. Big brew with a flowery aroma and cider and hint of candi sugar. complex brew. sweet and complex, layered and candy cane character with a syropy texture.long finish. weird but interesting.


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