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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale



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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy mahogany red with a short lived off white head. Aroma is malty and fruity. Flavor is big and malty with a spicy background with just the right bite. The finish leaves a little burn in the throat from the chiles. This would go well with flame grilled red meat (especially bison). TIP: Let this beer warm a little after pouring to bring out the full flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bomber from... somewhere. Pours the flanderís red cinnamon deep amber color, decent amount of foam initially, but itís thin in constitution and fades away within a couple of minutes, leaving a thin, persistent film on 75% of the beerís surface. Aroma is all sweet malts, like candi sugar and cinnamon. The only pepper burn comes through literally as a burn to the insides of my nostrils. Taste is malt-forward, followed by a touch of the dark hint of heat from the Anaheims, with a resounding cinnamon and red-hots finish. Funny, hadnít thought of that candy in years, but here it sort of is in beer form. Cool. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation and a long finish. Nice beer. Not great, and not as good as most of the others, but still fun and high quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (627) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Pours hazy deep copper brown with a puffy medium beige head, excellent retention, very fine lacing. Big malty aroma like a barley wine with notes of toast, biscuit, grass, hay, wood, and a hint of cinnamon. Medium full body, smooth and velvety. Mildly sweet, a hint of citrus, medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syzzer (625) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Interesting spice (sweet cloves especially). thick mouthfeel. Light brown and cloudy in color. One taster said he tasted cinnamon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 opened on 12-12-12, cellared at exactly 55 degrees since its release. Much more malt, and Belgian yeast aroma. Hints of a cherry cinnamon aroma. More of those in the flavor. A little touch of heat and pepper flavor, but much more malt and Belgian character than when it was fresh. Has aged nicely though. This beer pours a dark copper. Aroma of malt, and almost fruit. It isnít as harsh in the mouth as one might think, but it isnít a smooth beer either. Malty taste, but the peppers really shine through without being abrasive. It hides the 9.4% well, until you get about halfway through. Should be an interesting beer as it ages.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Dark copper color. The chiles dominate the nose. The palate is a balance o sweetish malt, the anaheims and some hops. The cinammon just disappears among everything else. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2012
On tap at bradys. Ruby pour. Strong malty aroma, english yeast. Strangely fruity, tart, dark malts. Strong. Strange. I didnít love this. Probably least favorite stone beer so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Draft at Blue monk. Pours a reddish brown with an off white head that is very frothy. Sweet Aroma with brown sugar and some spice. Tastes sweet up front with a lot of brown sugar and belgian yeast. Not too spicy, but thereís definitely something going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
From the bottle, pours a deep dark red with an off-white foamy head, nice lacing. Deep sweet malty aroma with hints of alcohol and a bit of yeast. Heavy flavor, earthy, dark malt, some cherries, alcohol, canít find the cinnamon. Quality as always from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tinco (595) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
Clear amber red color. Small off white head. Aroma is spicy, sweet candy, banana, bubblegum. Taste is banana, spicy belgian yeast, maybe a slight heat from the chilies but not much.

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