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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale



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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
obguthr (3828) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Agave nose? Clear brown, medium yellow head. prickly pear and overripe apples. this has the same off-putting (to me anyways) hop that I have found in a few others beers. Re-rate: Re-sampled on 01/04/13. After a year of age, much of the original flavor of this beer has disappeared, except for the chiles, which are now in the forefront. All in all, that makes it much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Medicincy, not medicinal, but in a foreign country kind of way. Amber with an alcohol consistency, and that means runny. Some vegetable spice herb bullshit going on. Just make beer stone. Why? Smells like something i donít want to take when Iím sick. Tastes like a pumpkin ale. Fail. But Iím sure the ingredients were expensive... unfortunately an occasional poor indicator of quality.... which does not equate to enjoyment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
boto (1850) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Draught @ Mikro: This one poured a hazy, dark amber color. There was a small tan head on it. Iím not to sure about the aroma. Peppers are predominate. They tend to mask much of anything else. There is a blended aroma besides the peppers, but it isnít really compelling nor offensive. The taste is different. I get a Belgian yeasty, bready beer with some hops, but then the light peppery taste manages to overwhelm it, and not in a good way. Maybe the peppers will mellow over time, but right now this beer isnít that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
umich03jm (1952) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours a cloudy orange-brown color with a big bubbly head fades normally. Aroma is very odd, spicy chili peppers, belgian yeast, and candi sugar. Not a fan of the taste all. Chili peppers mixed with very sweet and syrupy malt. Finish is dry and slightly tart. This is pretty gross.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ferris (4135) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle - Malty toffee nose with chili peppers. Cloudy amber with a thin head. The flavor was dominated by chili powder, which tasted like it was dumped in. I found this beer to be out of balance and almost undrinkable with the way the pepper tasted. This may be due to the age of the beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
dmac (4006) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
22 oz bomber from Spirits Toms River. Okay everyone i love Stone too but where are these scores coming from? After reading the description I thought okay, sounds different this might be good. I was very wrong. Peppers should only be added to beer to add some heat not flavor. This beer smells like a cross between peppers and Spanish olives add in a dash of earth and wave a cinnamon shaker over top. The appearance is nice with a clear brown/orange body under a foamy light beige head. Luckily the malt bill is pretty big and there is a burst of grain and bread before that nasty pepper flavor kicks in. Ugh, this beer does not work. Take the Stone Epic name off of it and this beer wonít even rate a 2.5.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with a large beige head. Aroma of funk with a hint of pepper. Flavors of caramel malts, artificial sweetener, syrup, a funky yeast flavor and peppers starting in the middle to the end. Donít taste the cinnamon. Overall the flavors combine to give the beer a taste similar to dirt. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
jaybo99 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2011 does not count
After three samples on different nights, Iím disappointed. Ruby-amber color, with minimal head. Spicy aroma with cloves and banana, but no cinnamon. Taste is medicinal, surprisingly unpleasant, sweet but without any balance from hops. Itís the only beer from Stone that I havenít liked.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
SirLimpsalot (2135) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2012
Mycket kryddig doft. En stor doft av koriander. Mycket kanel - en typisk Ųverparfymerad julŲl.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beertholomeus (785) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a burn amber color with off white head. Malt, chili, yeast and spice aroma. Yeast, chili, spice and malt flavors. Medium body and astringent chili finish. Canít say iím a fan.

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