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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale



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RATINGS: 692   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (880) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
On tap at TJís. Pours reddish brown with thin tan head. Flavors of chile, caramel, cinnamon. Spicy and sweet. Medium, malty body. Not bad, but the spice was a bit over the top.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
While this is a belgian strong ale, it more properly belongs in the Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer category as the chiles really dominate the aroma and flavor. They add those qualities without the heat that infests other chile beers Iíve tasted. Itís dressed in an inviting reddish brass color. The cinnamon peeks through in the middle with a long chile finish. There is a solid fruit/malt/alcohol belgian ale backbone. Very interesting. The low scores are because I donít like chile in my beer. Iím anxiously awaiting the 12.12.12 vertical tasting to see how it changes. ANYONE GOT 02.02.02 FOR TRADE?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Poured copper with a beige head. Aroma was peppers up front, then caramel, slight chocolate, cinnamon, and dark fruits. Flavor was chilies, plum, cinnamon, and some slight citrus. Body was medium with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5827) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
This poured a darker red color with a beiege head. Aroma was of darker candy sugar, yeasty characters, light chilies and some caramel. Flavor was much the same, not much chilies or cinnamon, basic belgian dark, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1413) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Pours a darker amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of spices, chiles, caramel malts, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is of spices, a hint of chiles, and some alcohol warming on the finish. Just a hint of some spice but not too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear copper body with a medium beige head. Aroma of dates, raisins, Peeps Easter candies, leather, Belgian yeast, cinnamon, banana, caramel, and rye. Flavor of dates, raisins, wood, cinnamon, mild chilies, banana, vanilla, and herbs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Medicincy, not medicinal, but in a foreign country kind of way. Amber with an alcohol consistency, and that means runny. Some vegetable spice herb bullshit going on. Just make beer stone. Why? Smells like something i donít want to take when Iím sick. Tastes like a pumpkin ale. Fail. But Iím sure the ingredients were expensive... unfortunately an occasional poor indicator of quality.... which does not equate to enjoyment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle pours a lightly hazy deep brownish amber with a medium creamy off white head that lefty spoty lacing. Aroma of chocolate, chilis, toasted malt, hints of toffee. Flavor of chilis, chocolate, earthy notes, piney hops, hints of cinnamon and some banana/clove. Not a fan of beers with peppers but this one isnít overdone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Clear brown pour with a small white head. Chocolate chili peppers and doughy spice lead to hints of booze and really weird phenols. Medium body with low carbonation. Funky chili pepper finish. Very mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Amber red pour, on draught at Churchkey. Nose and flavor both hold both kinds of spice, with cinnamon and nutmeg along with some good chili presence. Candied sugar and caramel comes through as well. Palate is underwhelming. This series has gotten worse and worse.

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