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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Pours a hazy burnished gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of spicy Belgian yeast, honey, and muscat grapes. I like sweet wines, and muscat dessert wines, so the aroma was noticeable for me. The flavor is a combination of the sweet muscat grapes and spicy Belgian yeast followed by some noticeable alcohol warmth that actually settles in the chest. Moderate bitterness at the finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - 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 didnít 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 (3443) - 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 (2075) - 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 (361) - 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 (494) - 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 (280) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Sampled at Chrisís 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 (373) - 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 (2024) - 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 itís not boozy at all. Suprised at the level of carb. Overall flavorful and different. Glad I tried this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5932) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
sep2011:light sour malty aroma,golden, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, ight soft carbonation, nice sogt dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2855) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Pours cloudy reddish gold with a small fizzy white carbonation that quickly disappears. Aroma is very fruity, winelike from the muscat and chamomile with some belgian aspects. Taste is rather delicate for something that has been sitting in a bottle for so long. Fruity, floral, belgian yeast and candi sugar sweetness. Great triple aspects and then the dry mouthfeel from the wine grapes.


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