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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale



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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleph (231) - - APR 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Dale. Sweet, spicy, malty, pepper, cinnamon. Medium body. Low drinkability due to the odd flavor profile. Misstep.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kindacold (230) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Pours beautiful amber with white head. Neutral smell. Tastes like peppers, cinnamon, caramel, malt, and hops. A bit sticky on the finish, with a very bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CarlJonas (228) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
Slightly cloudy, light brown liquid with a small off-white head. Drapes aplenty. Robust malty aroma of dark fruits with a hint of hot spices. A bit underwhelming, medium sweet taste, some almost medicinal bitterness towards the finish, a little alcohol. There is definitely chilli and cinnamon there but they feel kind of tired like an old spice jar left on the rack though the best before date passed years ago. Some chilli heat in the aftertaste. Medium to rich mouthfeel, low carbonation. Think I held on to this one a bit too long, but still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gerbewa (226) - - AUG 11, 2012
This beer is different! I’m not sure what fruit they added but its not good. First taste was awful but after two or three more out was ok. Doing think I’ll try again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (226) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
Pours orange-amber. Subtle spice aroma with hints of cinnamon. Sour mash up front with a complex lambic-esque finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle to tulip. Dark copper pour with medium beige head. slight cinnamon aromas with a bit of earthiness. Not bad. i think I need to reflect on this beer a little more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2011
On tap. Didn’t get any of the chiles. Got some barrel, got lots it actually. Barrel dominated and thru me for a loop. Certainly not what you’d expect...again. Least this time it doesn’t taste like flower petals.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamah (214) - - APR 20, 2013
This one did not age well at all or it was just flawed from the beginning. The aroma was of chilies, cinnamon and gym socks. The spicy, sweet, and yeasty flavors didn’t really work that well together. It was so dry and astringent that I couldn’t even chug it to get it out of the way. There’s no way I could have drank a whole bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2012
Color is clear red/ amber from a goblet. Nose is great- toffee maltiness, yeast w/ notes of cinnamon & banana. Flavor is malt up front- more toffee, caramel, followed by spicy yeast & a slight burn from the chili. A good beer, just not great like I expect from Stone.

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