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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale



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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2010
(22 ounce bomber - shaker glass) Aroma is of white wine. Pours a yellow translucent color. Taste is acidic, light sweetness, and light bitterness. Dry finish, average to lively carbonation and medium body. I found this beer challenging and it reminded me of white wine, overall a good experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bomber from 5 Points liquor. This vertical epic is pale yellow with a cloudy body. The aroma is strong in the spiced department. It’s fruity and sticky upon first impression and a sip verifies my assumption. The finish is sort of dry, thankfully. There is also this weak vegetal sourness noticed in the flavor. Though this is a fair drink, it gets really sticky with its prominent sugar and chamomile and cardamom character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - APR 19, 2011
Tap. Pours light gold, sour nose but not quite Belgian. Wine overtones to the tongue and body. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2011
Nice flavors--banana, peach, tart, yeasty finish--but it didn’t quite add up to me. Good, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2143) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
Bomber from Winooski.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow/orange with a small head that is short lived.
Aroma : Belgian yeast with nice spices. Some yeasty phenols. A bit dusty. Nice grapes.
Taste : Quite warm with some alcohol up front. Yeasty phenols with peachy fruits and spices. Interesting grapes on finish. Rather dry with notes of alcohol. Moderate bitterness.
Overall : Firsts sips were a bit intense and even slightly hostile but it mellowed quickly. Nose got also more interesting with the nice yeasty phenols mixing with the grapes. Interesting but not very well balanced nor very well executed. This whole lineup is rather disappointing...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
[3693-20110416] 1pt6floz bottle. Light citrus cream notes in the aroma. Clear, orange gold body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter citrus hops flavour has a little honey and what must be grape skins. Medium body. Interesting to try, seems in good shape but something in it puts me off just a little. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(w/ jerc, JoeMcPhee, RadekKliber)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
malt aroma it looks like a light pale ale with a light greenish hue at the boarders and a nice short white head. a pleasant flowery hop aroma and slightly bitter flavored brew with an dank musky old flower mid palate that finishes first a little tart and then sweet as it ends in malty cereal grain. watery but not insubstantial in body with some fleeting vibrant carbonation. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPA, WE MISS YOU!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle. I didn’t mean to age this one, it just sort of happened. Smells like yeast and nail polish remover with a little pear and grape. Maybe a bit perfume-like too. Pours an orange-gold color with a thin head that doesn’t form a full layer. Not much of that even sticks around. More of the grape comes out in the flavor with notes of the chamamile too. Sweet, a bit sticky, and floral. As the case with many +/- 10% Triples/Belgian Strongs this does get a bit sticky sweet with noticeable alcohol but there’s some peppery spice on the back end that offsets that. It’s actually easier drinking than the aroma had me thinking. I wouldn’t say this is a great beer but it was a bit better than expected and overall not bad at all. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Found some old phone ratings. Deep gold pours with a large soapy white head. Nose is fruity esters, phenolics, Belgian yeasts, plums, sweet malts and grapes. Flavor is sweet, fruity Belgian yeasts along with grapes and light spice. Chewy, medium body. This one wasn’t doing it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2012
The pour produces a slightly hazy gold body with a thin, fleeting white head. The aroma is subtle, sweet fruity and a bit floral. The flavor starts with a tart aspect from the grapes. The hops don’t make themselves known here. The high carbonation level adds some carbonic acid to the vinous bite of this brew.

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