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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale



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RATINGS: 641   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2149) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle shared at a local tasting, thanks Brad! Pours a clear dark brown with a really thin head, the aroma has a subtle amount of spice with some yeast mixed in too, the flavor has a yeasty front end with a spiced finish, light mouthfeel, was pretty meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThreeCats (529) - ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2013
Hazy amber with a nice head. Aroma of alcohol and oxidation, raisins, caramel. Taste of lots of the same, very raisiny, some mango, nose that lasts into palate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamah (213) - - APR 20, 2013
This one did not age well at all or it was just flawed from the beginning. The aroma was of chilies, cinnamon and gym socks. The spicy, sweet, and yeasty flavors didn’t really work that well together. It was so dry and astringent that I couldn’t even chug it to get it out of the way. There’s no way I could have drank a whole bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (697) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bomber into Trappist glass. Dirty-orange brown color with thin light tan head. Aroma of bready malt sweetness, fruity yeast (banana, cherry, grapes) and spices (pepper, cinnamon). Taste adds some candy sugar, chilli spice, caramel, licorice and earthy hop notes. Medium body, soft, low carbonation, mild heat, herbal with long sweet finish. The sweet and spicy notes balance well with each other. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westmeister (1520) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Growler pour. Pours a dark amber with a fast disappearing minmal tan head. Aroma is sweet malty, some fruity yeast and odd mixture of spices and peppers. Taste was a mixture of spicy, sweet, fruity and yeasty. There was figs/rasins, peppers, cinnamon, other spices, maltiness, a bit of dustiness. Overall, the yeast, spice and chilis did not work for me in the least. I have a bottle of this sitting downstairs still so lets hope it has done something different than this keg has.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (752) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Aromas of purple grapes, cherries, stone fruits, and subtle banana; very characteristic of a quadrupel. A soft red with orange highlights, head is small but retains well, and with very sticky lacing, like a soft cheese. Flavors of booze, earthy, raw coffee, nutmeg, all spice, pink peppercorns, and cinnamon; dry and somewhat savory. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and finishes with a spicy, predominantly cinnamon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle Brownish-red with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very sweet and malty, a distinct green pepper aroma from the Anaheims. Taste is medium sweet, mild bitter, and quite vegetal, with some spice and more of the Anaheim peppers. Finish is dry with more pepper coming through. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (2747) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle sample at the Vertical Epic Tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Dagan. Pours orange to brown with a beige head, aroma of pine, peppers, honey, flavor of peppers, honey, banana, medium bodied, nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (91) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours orange-amber. Subtle spice aroma with hints of cinnamon. Sour mash up front with a complex lambic-esque finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1187) - Alabama, USA - MAR 8, 2013
655ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium, beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruitiness, resin. Light vegetable there as well, quite like bell pepper or paprika. Light marzipan, some parsley as well as dark fruits. The caramel and resin are the strongest though, with the bell pepper and vegetable a constant background presence as well. The quite dry taste has a lot of the caramel and resin as well, but the spiciness comes through as well. The cinnamon is quite strong with some nutmeg tones. The chili peppers’ vegetable flavor is present as well. Some banana and yeast on the last half of the bottle too. Hop profile is resinous, pithy, sprucey. Palate is full and quite carbonated. Perhaps not excellent, but good. Definitely easy going for such a strong beer.

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