BadAprilia1000 (192) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone comes to surprise me every year with the vertical epic. Last year’s Belgian Strong was fantastic and this year’s does not disappoint, This beer has a nice nose. Smells of booze typical of a belgian strong. Nose is very strong cant pick out all that’s going on. Flavor in this beer is huge as well. Nice Sweet booze note followed by a nice spicy cinnamon. I imagine the spice comes from the chilies. Good beer will rate agin after i have had a few more.
Brewdork (188) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish-brown with very thin head. Sweet malty aroma with pronounced chile notes. Flavor is all chiles up front, with a smooth malt finish with hints of chocolate. It certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you like the taste of chiles (no heat here, just flavor) this one’s a winner.
bobbyberbiglia (187) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Thomas15 22oz Bottle A - Pours caramel with a small tan head. Good lacing. S - Cinnamon & butterscotch. T - Cinnamon, malt base, mild pepper, & bitter hops. M - Medium bodied. Mellow carbonation. Dry/astringent finish. O - Interesting.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous beer, a deep, rich, cloudy copper. Strong cinnamon on the aroma, brown sugar, chiles are lurking, spice... well-made, great mouthfeel, assertive flavors, nicely balanced, alternately bitter & sweet, tinge of heat, really well crafted beer, delicious.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Smells very strong of spices, chilies, and cinnamon. Sweet and very spicy with a strong chili taste and cinnamon backbone. Not too bitter, but very spicy. Gets a bit tiring to the palate after the first 12 oz.
Hopswagger (177) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Celebrating the Vertical Epic Series.
P: A vivacious clear amber to copper body that has a dollop of tan bubbly head.
S: Nice a peppery, Anaheim pepper, picketed bell peppers, picketed jalapeño peppers, banana phenol, orchard fruit, cinnamon. Nice heat to this.
T/M: Spicy peppers continue with a spices and sweet malt background. Medium smooth tight body crisp carbonation.
O: Nice and spicy. Tons of different variations of spice to this. Spicy hops and vinegar soaked peppers. The heat was really brought with this beer and it developed nicely. I have to expect that it was quite intense when fresh.
Serving type: bottle
dredmond (172) - Long Island, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy appearance, dark orange, fresh aroma, cinnamon notes, drank from 8oz clear glass
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Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very malty cinnamon flavor. Sweet rate with veer common sweety finish. Unbelievably good and complex beer.
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Dark reddish-brown with a medium tan head. Smells of the peppers and clove. Taste is nice. The heat of the cinnamon and pepper don?t overpower the rest of the brew.
minihame2 (154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice dark and clear amber colour with a tan head, looks really good. Aroma has malts, syrup, some coffee and maybe cherries? Taste is quite special... It’s almost like cough syrup or something. A little bit bitter with syrupy sweetness. Even the texture kinda oily like that. This one’s quite different but the taste really kills it for me and I don’t really find it that good.