Home >

Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale



on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Clear reddish copper pour with ample offwhite head. Smells like Chile meat, but not hot like other chili beers Iíve had. Flavor is similar, in that the full flavor of the chili comes through but without the spiciness. Some honey and vanilla. The cinnamon is more on the tail. Malty bomb. Iím enjoying this more as it grows on me, but it is really not my cup of tea. Interesting, but I Donít care for this very much at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1347) - Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Dark red pour some head. Aroma was sweet malt initially but belgian notes struggle to show with hints of candy bannana or bubblegum but is more of a dry minerally carmel malt aroma almost dusty but in a good way.I gues the chocolate has a cinimin with the chili making it seem dusty like with all of it going. Yeah as it warms the chili and cinnimin take over. Flavor is carmel malt vanilla then a strange cinimin chil combo,giving it a dusty earthy like taste , pretty smooth, with toasted malt, light chocolate, with a grassy bittering and lingering flavors of cinnimon and chili. There is some citrus towards the end also maybe before the bittering.The finish is a bit harsh maybe from the cinnimin or bittering.Pretty shure its the cinnimon,its like if you added to much cinnamon that kind of harsh taste,but isnt overflavored with cinnimon by any means. The belgian also becomes more noticable as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
badgerben (4681) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Dark brown/red color with a small head. Light peppery aroma with banana notes. Very raw pepper flavor, like drinking a non-spicy pepper puree. Light caramel malt. Fairly yeasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Draught. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of cinnamon, clove, bananas. Tastes of cinnamon, some bite from the chilis, caramel, some spicy elements and more cinnamon on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oscbert (1165) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
~Bready banana aroma and perfumy clove spiciness, light green chilies ~Pours a murky reddish brown with small lasting yellowish head. ~Can taste the chili flavor, but it isnít hot. Peppery spiciness, clove, Yeast phenolics are fairly strong. ~Med body, med high CO2, harsh spicy finish, bitter lingering is not pleasant. ~Not really a fan of the yeast on this one. Too spicy and some harshness. Interesting beer. On border of being something good and something I donít like..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of metal, alcohol, banana, clove, orange peel. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, metallic. Generic, boozy, and quite metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (1059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Smelling cinnamon, coca cola, fresh green peppers, oak. I taste coca cola, alcohol, green hops, a bitterness not quite citrus. almost no head over clear darkish amber. flat and bitter in the mouth. Beer as apertif? Parts not coming together. an intersting mish-mash though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Pours a amber to brow. Generous white to off white head. A sour raisiny malt carries into an interesting jalapeŮo note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bomber from Leukens Oldsmar. Pours a dark caramel amber with an off-white head. Nose is Belgian yeast with plenty of banana, earthy peppers, a little bit of heat, sweet malt, and cocoa. Flavor is a burst of bananapesque Belgian yeast, followed by some sweet malts and earthy (not hot) peppers from mid to finish, but they are dwarfed by the Belgian yeast. The Belgian yeast dominates some of the aroma and most of the flavor. The yeast is like a ravenous child at a buffet table. Light to medium in body and not bad overall, but with a different yeast this one might be ground-breaking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4364) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Hazy copper in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of chili peppers, grass, cinnamon, ginger, light cheddar cheese. Taste is of spicy hops, caramel, fire roasted salsa, slight alcohol warmth.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 44 45 46  47  48 49 50 » 69

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50