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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale



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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (9432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear yellow color, average sized vast whie head. Smell a bit sour and also some berries. Taste some sourness as well. Average mouthfeel, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9076) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
651mL. Pours a clear orange to gold with a healthy, bright white head. Sticky lacing. Nose is tamarind and sharp citrus candy with a big musty component and fruity pear and apple. Reminds me of De Dolle Stille Nacht in appearance and nose. Taste is thinner and more tannic than Stille Nacht with lots of white grape skins taking prominence. Candi sugar, mild spicy, heavy yeast esters overtake the grapes so that if I were not told about the white grape additions, I would probably glaze over their character. Very nice though. Competent with obvious Belgian character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 06/17/2011. The beer is a mostly clear orange-gold color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is somewhat vinous with notes of Belgian yeast and cloves. Medium body with flavors of white grapes, grapefruit, yeast and sweet spices. The finish is fruity with a lingering yeast aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Orange-golden pour. The nose is a little bit sweet. Sweet grape and sweet Belgian malt along with a kiss of light. Sticky and chewy. There is a little bit of spiciness but it really gets cloying. Chewy and sticky along with an odd astringent grapiness. Ack - way too sweet and not enough good. Sweet and boozy with some lingering heat. Buh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (8488) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
650ml bottle. It pours an amazing color. It is a peachy orange with the slightest hint of rose. It is crystal clear. The head is foamy and white and leaves some nice lacing as it recedes. The smell is typical Belgian pale, fruity esters, some spice, sweetness. There is an extra bit of earthiness in this one. The flavor is where this one gets interesting. It is noticeably grapey and vinous. It has a nice dryness, but it is nicely bodied. The grapes add a slight bit of tartness but mostly an earthy fruitiness. It is sweet, but never too much so, the slight tartness helps ot balance it out somewhat. It is a persistent flavor, however. There is a certain spiciness that takes over in the aftertaste. This is a good one, I have kind of ignored the other Vertical Epic ales and maybe I shouldn’t have, this one is pretty good. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-22-2010 06:19:21

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bomber from Capone’s, fresh off the truck. Pours deep gold toard canary with 2-finger clingy white head. Nose is rock sugary pale malty, a bit caro syrupy, with florals, slight dank funky yeasty esters, and some hops. Tastes rich, rock sugary malty, with some funky, floral, chardonnay, apricot, and spicy hop notes. Very complex, and this one has well hidden alcohol, and evolves to become drier as it warms, becoming very saisony late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
2011-04-16. Crisp dark yellow body with a modest off-white head. 3+ Pleasant aroma, sweet lightly fruity and yeasty character. 7+ Flavour has a similar yeasty character, sweet fruit notes, grapey fruit, light spice, modest bitterness in the finish. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate. Pretty nice, a bit sweeter than my preference overall but interesting. Enjoyable. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8200) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2011
Draught Small white head over faintly hazy pale ochre beer. Apricot, root spices, xhamomile again, citrus - coriander? Citrus again in the mouth, other grains, orange zeste, preserved oranges, mould. Slick, fruit filling. No new flavours in the aftertaste, but long-lasting citruszeste, and bit more vinous. Fruity, but not really great. I usually don’t like USA interpretations of what they think of Belgian strong ales, and this is not an exception.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (8118) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 First rating
650 ml (bomber) bottle, thanks to ekstedt!
No BB date visible, sampled on December 15, 2010
Hazy golden color, small white head. Spicy, acidic, vinous scent. Belgian yeast taste, also acidic, kokosflarn (coconut dried flakes), and phenolic. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Acidic and phenolic aftertaste.
Alcohol, phenolic, yeasty, but why?

Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for Zwanze Day 2011 as well as the Moeder vs Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 17, 2011
Hazy apricot color, small white head. Raspberry, fruity, berry, sweet scent. Berry, raspberry, sweet, short bitter taste. Fruity, raspberry aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
I like it way better than the bottle from less than a year ago.

On March 15, 2014. Thanks to RobertGBG and thomat! Bottle, 1 pt 6 fl oz.
Hazy golden color, small white head. Spicy, apple, alcohol scent, a bit unclean, spicy. Spicy, bitter taste. Warming alcohol. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Light acidic aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours hazy golden. Aroma of yeast, orange and a little spices. Flavour mirrors this with the spices slightly more pronounced. Very solid.

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