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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ddemmingjr (795) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Excited to give this a try. pours clear amber, off white head that fades quickly. Clove, banana, typical Tripel nose with Belgian yeast and then that distinctive additional cinnamon, spicy chili vegetable notes on the nose. bready malts, esters, spiciness that is unique. medium carbonation, syrupy texture and stickiness on the lips. dry, astringent long finish. interesting but not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle pours reddish brown with brief beige head. Aroma mainly dark fruits and banana. Taste interesting combination of sweet caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruits, banana, pepper, spices. Palate thick and near-sticky with a nice tingle from the chiles and alcohol. Finish prolonged with dull bitter hops - not too strong but not particularly pleasant. Alcohol apparent.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with a large beige head. Aroma of funk with a hint of pepper. Flavors of caramel malts, artificial sweetener, syrup, a funky yeast flavor and peppers starting in the middle to the end. Don’t taste the cinnamon. Overall the flavors combine to give the beer a taste similar to dirt. Not good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wittales (760) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Appearance was amber with 2 finger head and lacing. Aroma was sweetness of malts, slight chilis smell spice and yeast .Taste was sweet and balanced with complex flavours of all kinds.Malts of all types and sweetness of honey. Mouthfeel was meduim body with creamy carbonation, a beautiful long balanced finish. New top 5 beer...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThreeCats (759) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (752) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Deep reddish brown color in the glass. It has an aroma of roasted malts and spices. The flavor is smooth with banana’s and figs. The spice from the chile comes on the back end. Tasty beer. Definitely caught me off guard but it was good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Draft. Beautiful ruby color. Smells of malt and slightly sour as it warms. Mostly chaulky yeast flavor and texture with a warmth from the chilli cinnamon and booze. Not super inviting but nice. Cinnamon is expressed subtly but is a backbone throughtout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (738) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle, deep Amber beer, cream colored head. Aroma malty vanilla, bourbon, chilies. Taste is vanilla, oak, bourbon, chilies, banana, and a hint of lime. Palate is good, carb moderate. Interesting experiment, but not awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (736) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Tap at Lucky Baldwin’s in Pasadena. Aroma of plum, raisin and strong alcohol. Taste is about the same as the aroma with a little alcohol burn that may also be enhanced by the chilies. Light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pours dark amber with khaki head, aroma is strong belgian yeast and a bit of cinnamon, no chiles, the yeast is spicy in aroma. Taste is complex, semi sweet with a deep rich flavor, nice belgian spice from the yeast, some heat from the chilies and a dash of cinnamon, abv is masked well, very good, would love to see how this ages


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