rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber btl. Pours clear darker golden with a thin white head. Lots of carbonation a good triple appearance. Has an aroma of yeast and white grape. Crisp super refreshing mouthfeel. Crisp all the way through with a spicy and mildly dry finish. A subtle floralness that compliments the wine grapes well. A nicely done beer.
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with thin white head, aroma of candi sugar with floral honey like aromas and slight hint of biscuit, complex flavors of slight sweet malt, grassy hops, and a hint of sour fruit. Medium palate med/light carb. Couldn’t wait the recommended 2 years aging :-)
BadAprilia1000 (194) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cellared for almost a full year. Pours a bronze orange fruity looking slightly cloudy color with a nice head. The aroma off this beer is phenomenally fruits, nuts, and berries. Extremely sweet smelling. Tastes of sweet fruits and berries with a slight nutty flavor to balance it out. For 9.5% not boozy at all, although it has a warming sensation throughout your core after a few sips. Very well matured and composed beer compared to last years tasting during the holidays. Great overall beer, can’t wait till 11/11/11....
Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear and golden with a short-lived frothy head, minimal lacing, aroma of chamomile, grapes and vinegar, first taste is boozy but the alcohol hides nicely after, definitely a sipper and not something i would session, maybe a good pairing with dinner, but obviously lacking malt/hops punch,
good idea from Stone, just not my thing
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours translucent and bubbly golden, with a wet, quickly fading pale head. Nose of white grape juice, apple, and spice (cinnamon, clove, etc...). Sweet grape with some vinegar bitterness. Medium, foamy mouthfeel, and subtle alcohol warmth. Like a belgian combined with a white wine. Very interesting creation, though hardly my favorite of the vertical series.
tripelthreat (181) - Soquel, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper orange body with a small, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is sweet malt, yeasty and good amount of white wine notes. Taste is medium sweet, lightly tart and lightly bitter. Flavors is sweet malt, spice and some pepper, candi sugar, and more white grape and wine flavors. Some bitterness at the end as well. Acidity moderates the sweetness and cuts the medium full body. A nice combination that’s becomes a bit too vinous after a while.
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draught, came an excellent golden color, finger thick white head, aroma is fruit with a hint of toasty-Ness. Flavor is slightly sweet with a bitter fruit finish.
Hopswagger (179) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Celebrating the Vertical Epic Series
P: Clear golden body with active carbonation.
S: Clean, banana, bubblegum, floral, subtle spices, cirtus and white grapes.
T/M: Citrus hops, apricots, white grapes, acidic, zesty lime and lemon and yeast. Dry wine feel syrupy stickiness and tart puckering finish.
O: Similar to white wine with tart grapes and dry finish. Really nice and clean.
Serving type: bottle
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Similar to a barley-wine but not as harsh. Coriander is present in the aroma and taste similar to many witbiers.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma- white grape, white wine, citrus, sugar, some yeast, chamomile. pours golden. taste is white grape, citrus, chamomile, orange, tart, hints of peach, apple, pear. Taste very much like white wine. palate is light bodied with lively carbonation. Nice refreshing beer, definitely something different.