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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (448) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2014
On tap at F&B during a "Tap Takeover" in Wellington NZ. Considering I had had many other Stone brews in the days leading up to this one, and all had been singularly excellent, I wasn’t surprised when I found this one the same. Same (excellent) but different (flavoured).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1628) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Had back in 2011, but just recently drank my last bottle. This was a weird one. Nose was on point, but the flavors didn’t really come out in full force like they could’ve. Here’s to experimentation though!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty, spicy nose with dried fruit, cinnamon, chilli, toffee, a touch of coriander and estery aromas of banana and clove. Malty, fruity, spicy taste with notes of dried fruit, toffee, cinnamon, chilli, orange peel, honey, banana, clove and a touch of chocolate. Medium spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, fairly sweet. Soft and rounded mouthfeel for its strength. The chilli is quite flavourful, but with balanced heat. Lots of cinnamon and yeasty esters coming through. Sounded weird, but is actually quite enjoyable and fairly well balanced. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Reviewed 12.12.12 Celebrating the Vertical Epic Series. P: A vivacious clear amber to copper body that has a dollop of tan bubbly head. S: Nice a peppery, Anaheim pepper, picketed bell peppers, picketed jalapeño peppers, banana phenol, orchard fruit, cinnamon. Nice heat to this. T/M: Spicy peppers continue with a spices and sweet malt background. Medium smooth tight body crisp carbonation. O: Nice and spicy. Tons of different variations of spice to this. Spicy hops and vinegar soaked peppers. The heat was really brought with this beer and it developed nicely. I have to expect that it was quite intense when fresh. Serving type: bottle

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (971) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Hazy red/brown pour with a white head sweet malt aromas with cinnamon and subtle pepper notes. Flavor is similar with the pepper character being just enough to add some nice complexity to the beer. Abv is well-hidden. This one was very easy to drink. Aged very well. Props to StFun for the bottle!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2014
Lots of credit to make a beer this far out of the box, but it doesn’t work for me. The Belgian Strong Ale community is littered with the remains of those that don’t rise to the top, and although most don’t work due to compromised ingredients, this doesn’t because of the actual ingredients. Nice try.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HeadyDE (498) - Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bomber pour 3rd in 09-12 series..medium crimson like hue..aroma is showing the chilies and cinnamon..quite smooth and enjoyable..good carbonation..enjoyable..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2031) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2013
Flaska delad hos Petrus. BBD feb-14. Väldigt kryddig doft där enskilda kryddor är svåra att plocka ut. Chilin är väl integrerad, kanelen likaså. REjäl kropp med viss toffeesötma och lite åt dubbelhållet. Grönpeppar, grön och röd chili med lite sträv men ganska rund hetta, kanel, nejlikor, muskot, örter, gräs, lite sträv pepprig beska. Lite som att dricka en överkryddad mjuk pepparkaka. Hur som helst riktigt god, men kropp är kanske lite platt för att bära alla kryddor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
A: cherry red with a finger of transient yellow foam. Spotty lace.Excellent clarity. S: cloves, bananas, chillies, cinnamon, just enough chili to make me interested. T: tastes like a Belgian tripel with cinnamon and chili essence. Wrong yeast for this beer. M: medium bodied with Smooth velvet carb. O: meh. Cool idea. Want less yeast, more chili. Serving type: bottle 11-11-2011

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4811) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bomber. Nose is sweet with some yeast to start but really takes on the shape of fresh, meaty green chillies. Some mild toffee/caramel malt character, approaching a dubbel. Deep orange brown that settles into a murky chestnut brown, a large rocky and creamy tan head, oily on the sides of the glass and collapses much more quickly than expected. Taste lightly sweet, not really bitter at all, slightly-built toffee and yeast character as mentioned before, with mild Anaheim chillies that don’t burn in the mouth and are only felt in the chest if one moves too rashly. A very interesting combination of flavors, and not really clashing at all, as I had expected; aided by restraint in chili proportioning, and that the flavor they give is really hearty/delicious. Full but flattish body, malt character goes down straight, hops are as hidden as the (impressively hidden) alcohol. Brown sugar? Aftertaste smacks of sticky Munich with extra melanoidin development. Smooth, clean. On the whole, this is a little bland compared to its brothers, or perhaps overly mild, but dignified and drinks dangerously easily.


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