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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Banana and bread nose. Palate follows suit and add Candi sugar and apple juice. Sweet Belgium style beer. Drank this after cellaring 2 years. Tasty


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (360) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Pours almost clear golden with very little foam N: grapey. Sweet grapes. This is like sauternes if it wasn’t for the light spicy yeast character T: the taste is wonderfully winey and sweet. Gewürstraminer or something. Only getting lightly drying in the aftertaste. Funny stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3736) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Clear copper of color with a white head. An aroma of fruits, sweets, grapes, spice and peaches. A flavor fruits, sweets, exotic fruits and spice.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Had this sometime at the end of 2012, as part of a 03.03.03 - 12.12.12 tasting. I had meant to enter these a while ago while they were fresh and add a few extra details, but that didn’t happen. Review from notes. Anyway, here we go. 3.5 A: Mildly hazed light orange color. Short head falls quickly. 4.0 S: Nice nose on this. Herbal camomille backbone. Vinous white grapiness. Super peppery. Smells like a more than solid saison. 3.5 T: Like the nose, but less depth. Still quite nice though. Lots of pepper with plenty of overall spiciness. White vinous grape, oak, and vanilla. Maybe a touch of banana. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. 3.5 D: Not bad. ★ 696 characters DavoleBomb, Jan 17, 2015

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. It poured a cloudy copper color with a tan head. The aroma was fruity and malty. The taste was of biscuit, grass, grape, spice and a hint of bubblegum. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2320) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2015
650ml bottle acquired from jsquire and cellared the past few years, then shared by all during the family Christmas with the 08/09/10/11/12 as a vertical tasting. Unclear reddish orange pour. Similar to mulled wine, with the sweet fruitiness. No spicy yeast presence. Smooth going down. Better than all but the 09. 13.6

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Sour. Kinda fruity. Not so good but can taste the potential. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Bomber. Aroma es green grapes/ white wine and Belgian yeast. Appearance is a hazy bronze with little head. Taste is grape with Belgian yeast. A hint of bubble gum, white wine dryness, dark fruit. Palate is dry and very sweet. Overall, a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (337) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Sampled at Chris’s bachelor party. Golden brown pour with a somewhat sour smell yet sweet flavor. Tasted as if it was it had been barrel aged. Had a slightly syrupy mouth feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (512) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle pour at Brouwer?s in Seattle, after the first Mariners win of the season. Light golden pour, sweet wood yeast aroma, flavor of wood, oak age, smooth beer, nice age on this one

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2606) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
22 oz bottle pour split at Brouwers. Pours a light golden apple juice color with very little head. Sharp fruit, booze and spice aroma. Flavor is dry. Applesauce like with a little spice and sweetness. A bit of a high carb burn to it, though it’s not boozy at all. Suprised at the level of carb. Overall flavorful and different. Glad I tried this.


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