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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Pour is a nice ruby red color wit ha thin tan head. Nose is of dark fruits with a clear cinnamon presence, though nearly sweet. Taste is rather interesting, clearly a rather pepper like taste, though not as dry as I was expecting, as the cinnamon tends to pack quite the punch in the back end. Noticeable spice however.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Had it at World of Beer in Evanston IL. Pours a deep copper hue with a firm head and uneven lacing. Smells of musty hops and taste like puntang hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ellolovey (446) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Pours a dark amber. Quickly dissipating white head. Smells like teriyaki sauce and nutmeg. Tastes of pine hops and caramel malts. Good carbonation. Has a spicy and dry alcohol finish. Spice lingers down the pipes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (441) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Aroma: Very spicy--cinnamon and clove--almost like a cookie. Appearance: Dark amber, cloudy, with minimal head. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, long spiced finish, minimal carb Taste: Medium sweetness all the way through Overall: Nice, deceptively sweet and spiced beer. Not getting a lot of the chiles, but itís still quite solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2014
On tap at F&B during a "Tap Takeover" in Wellington NZ. Considering I had had many other Stone brews in the days leading up to this one, and all had been singularly excellent, I wasnít surprised when I found this one the same. Same (excellent) but different (flavoured).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bronze colored and mostly clear, 1.5 finger head, smooth and rich, with good lacing. Smell is heavily Belgian with caramel malt, bread, yeast, clove, and candied sugar. Taste follows the nose pretty close, very spicy with lots of clove, candy sugar, Belgian yeast, great caramel malt. The chilis are moderately notable, and the cinnamon is barely there, which I donít like cinnamon in beverages much so thatís a good thing. Body is medium and tangy going down. Alcohol and presumably the chilis are notably warming but not overpowering. Overall itís a very fine beer and certainly worth a try.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours a dark reddish-amber with a modest but tenacious off-white head. Nose is fairly typical for a strong darker belgian (brown and candied sugar, fruit, yeast, light floral hops) with just a hint of spice and the much-discussed pepper. Flavor is a little weird and earthy; front is abrasively funky but without much depth or character. Backside is quite bland and difficult to describe, frankly, but Iím not a fan of it. Neither the chilis nor the belgian qualities of the beer come out much on the flavor, instead leaning toward a boozy, bland herbal ale. This is probably the most disappointing brew Iíve had from Stone.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevencon (420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle and draft. Clear amber pour. Spicy pepper and basil. Slight burn on the nostrils from the pepper. Habanero? Thin body pepper more present in bottle. I like it better than others but its still meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Tried on tap. Pours a dark brown color with some reddish tints. Little to no head. Aroma is malty and spicy. I think the chilies are in the aroma. Odd, I think. Taste is malty but spicy, again, there is a chili aspect to it. Not one of my favorites of the epic series. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a clear, deep amber body with a one finger off-white head. Caramel, cinnamon, bananas. Not getting the chilis. Just ok.


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