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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale



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Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dredmond (176) - Long Island, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2012
cloudy appearance, dark orange, fresh aroma, cinnamon notes, drank from 8oz clear glass ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Very malty cinnamon flavor. Sweet rate with veer common sweety finish. Unbelievably good and complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2011
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sathorael (153) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Aromas of sweet malt and subtle raisin and chile. Taste is dark malty sweetness, uncooked chiles, a little rasin and nice spice. Chile lingers in the finish, but is not spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tabednar (139) - - JAN 28, 2012
01.27.2011 - Houston, TX Bottle Interesting ale. Strong background of cinnamon and chilies that is a little unsettling. Nice to have once but not my favorite. Unique for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Pours a dark orange with amber hues. Offwhite foam that rims the glass. Aroma is filled with yeasty esters of bananas and spice. Some vegetal notes as well. Flavor is very spicy. Bananas, cloves, peppers. The spice from the yeast, cinnamon, and chiles really blends together nicely. Great improvement over last years release. Curious to see how this ages.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spittle8 (124) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Strong malt aroma, with the chilies in the mix. Deep amber, discolored head. I really donít care for this one, it is a fine beer, but it is not epic in any way. The chillies are pleasant, and the flavor complex, but I just donít care for this one particularly. It is remarkably drinkable for a beer that is damned near 10%, though! I could chug this beer, or just pound it. How they managed that, I donít know. Silver linings!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oc4111 (119) - USA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours a dark amber that still letís some light through. One inch head that disappears even after an aggresive pour. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, alcohol, some spices. Taste is a bit muddled. The lable says that itís based on a Belgian golden ale but it seems like the base is a Belgian strong dark ale. There are spices in the taste but not to sure about the chiles in there. It was worth a try once. Not sure if I would go for it again.

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