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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2682) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Clear chestnut pour thin off white head light lacing great looking color .... aroma is of cinnamon and fruity yeast, little syrup and some of the pepper .... taste is spicy you definitely feel the heat and a tingly spice of the pepper on your tongue from start to finish but the flavor is mostly sweet fruity yeast, some caramel malt, little candi syrup and cinnamon .... finishes dry and warm with a tingle of the peppers ..... abv is hidden well not a bad brew just wouldn’t say its epic or anything

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draft in a snifter @ Sunset Grill and Tap, Allston, MA. It pours dark brown, having thick off-white head. Mild retention. Nose of toasted malt and some light yeast. Not sure where in the world the chilies are? I don’t get it in the nose or flavor. No heat at all. Some caramel sweetness, some cinnamon, lots of sweet bread. Yeast and strong ale Belgian note’s but… not really anything as good as I was expecting. A let down on draft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a deep reddish amber with a tin iff white head. The aromas are black pepper, cinnamon. The mouthfeel is spicy, slightly bitter and dryish with a medium body. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2487) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear deep ruby red mahogany color with a medium sized creamy beige head. Aroma of chillies, cinnamon and candied malt. Taste of candied malt, chillies and cinnamon. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (3073) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
I buy these beers for the novelty now, because I almost expect not to like them. This beer is a wreck, and sadly, doesn’t reflect a hint of the chilies that I was hoping for. Aroma is sweet Juicy Fruit gum/Belgian yeast. Pour was a nice deep red with a one finger off white head. Taste was very Belgian. Strong sweet Belgian candi sugar and sweet malt in the front. The top of the tongue is almost numbed by the sweetness. Sweet chewy sugary aftertaste with little alcohol burn.This beer is too syrupy and sweet for my tastes. Would love to find the cinnamon or chilies, but they aren’t there.Mild carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark amber with beige head. Aroma of fruit esters, farmhouse, malt and chilie. Flavor is much the same with a light sweetness and vaugue earthiness with subtle spice heat in the finish. Moutfeel is medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, very strange brew buy not bad!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours dark red-brown. Smells sweet with light fruits, banana and spices. Taste is very sweet with fruity tartness and spicy cloves. Add a hint of chili to the mix and you’ve got this bizarre concoction... Unfortunately, I’m not diggin’ it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4487) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2011
I don’t know why I got this, I hate peppers. Ok, so it pours a clean ruby copper with two fingers of sandstone tan head. Looks nice if nothing else. Nose is.....ew. Ok, so I’m going to have a hard time separating the actual execution of this recipe from my disposition against peppers and all capsaicin. So, the nose has lots of chile in it. Lots. No me gusta. There’s also a mild candy sweetness and pie spice in there. Man, that raw pepper flavor makes it such that I just can’t drink this one. Sorry Stone, not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3019) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Interesting to say the least. I’m still not quite sure how I feel about it. Initial impression had a root beer like aroma, sweet and earthy with just a very subtle hint of the chili. The pour clear dark amber with a red tint. The head was white and lacing, very nice looking. The flavor started with the root beer sweetness and then you get the chili, and after that the cinnamon comes through. Just for the illogical pairing that seems to work, I have to give a little extra credit. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2011
10oz pour at Tylers apex. Good aroma, sweet, spice. Caramel, Chiles and cinnamon dance around. Clean brownish orange color, no head or lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Bitterdry finish. Good, though I’m not asking for another aroma did get better as warmed, chilies and cinnamon seemed to get more pronounced as it warmed. Flavor was sweet, maybe a tad overbearing. Will try again if it lasts

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