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RATINGS: 685   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22 oz. bottle served in a CCB snifter.. A: Pours a solid amber color with a dirty, off-white head forming on the pour. S: Sort of soapy with some chili and some sweet dark grapes. Mild cracker malts. T: Chili pepper with some earthy dirt. Dried chili flake heat with some sweet bready malts. M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation level and some chili heat on the finish. O: The chili had subsided. A fascinating beer for sure with sweet malts playing off the mild chili heat. Iím a fan of chili beers so I enjoyed this one more than most. Serving type: bottle

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (871) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Dark clear copper pour with beige head, quickly dissipating. Aroma of dark fruit, spices, cinnamon, honey and yeast. Taste of caramel, malts, yeast, dark fruit, cinnamon, iced tea and faint chili heat on the finish. Full bodied, nice carbonation, long hop syrupy finish. Tasty and interesting but became cloying by the end of the bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 11/14/2011. Served on tap at Fish Bar in a mason jar. Vertical Epic 11.11.11 has a medium brown color with amber and ruby edges. Quite a large eggshell head sits on top when the beer comes out. I suspect this may have been an overly aggressive pour. The head retains fairly well and leaves a bit of lace down the glass. The aroma is kind of strange. I notice cinnamon first, with toasted bread, banana esters, and a fair amount of booze. From the aroma I donít even get a hint of chiles. The flavor starts with slightly sweet toasted grains tinged with a bit of caramel. Then it starts to go a bit crazy. Cinnamon is really the dominating flavor here, but it somehow does not mix with the other spices. Cloves and banana notes clash with the malt and cinnamon flavors, and I only get a light sense of the chiles at the end, after the beer has turned into a medicinal ethyl alcohol bomb. I wonder if some time (like a year, a month, and a day?) would heal the distracted flavor. Unfortunately, the mouthfeel is the real victim of the brewing process. After seemingly half a sip, my tongue feels covered in some immutable oily coating that is fairly unpleasant. Like most other Stone beers, it is properly carbonated and has a heftiness to the body, which I appreciate. Just a very soft burn in the back of my throat from the chile. This is the second beer from Stone I have had recently that has stunned me with how bad it is. I will continue to try everything they make, but I wonít be coming back to this beer anytime soon. Overall this is just too much of a disjointed mess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (840) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
Aroma is caramel, malt, yeast and hint of spice. Lively mouthfeel. A slight heat (chilis or alcohol) mid palate, with a slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Pours a clear red/mahogany with a white ring of head. Aroma is of fresh red fruits, candied fruits, Belgian yeast, candied sugars. Flavour is largely the same but also includes hints of red wine - somewhat boozy. It was sweeter than I thought it needed to be. Medium bodied, smooth mouth feel. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (821) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 27 Dec 2011 -- Very good. Much better than the description lead me to believe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (820) - Queens, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle: pours dark brown with a thin head, aroma of spices and candied sugar, taste is spicy, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillWyce (811) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
From notes: Poured hazy red-amber with a 1 1/2 finger light tan head. Complex aroma-mild chili pepper with light notes of cinnamon and smoke, maybe some clove too. Medium-thick with a light mouthfeel and a very slight lingering oilyness, likely from the pepper. Light spice flavor with a sweet note, maybe malt. Mild notes of chili and smoke bloom in the finish and linger nicely on the tongue with a mild piney hop note as well. As it warms, the chili and spice become more subtle and the hops move to the fore.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2012
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky dark amber brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown foamy head that reduced to a few puddles and a large collar with good sticky lacing. The aroma was of roasted caramel malts and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of chocolate, toffee, cinnamon, chiliís, dried fruit (raisons and figs) and a mild alcohol tinge. The taste was malty sweet and a bit acidic with a note of caramel and a touch of cinnamon and chocolate early on, and then progressed with a seriously bold maltiness that had hints of toffee, dried fruit and a light spicy alcohol finish. The flavor lasted for a good long while with a slightly spicy sweet warming sensation, which hit you right in the back of the throat. Mouthfeel was a solid medium in body and dry in texture with a somewhat mild carbonation. Overall this was a very interesting brew, lots of complexity with the flavors in this one. That being said, they all seemed to work extremely well together, making this a very enjoyable drinking experience...


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