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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A new Vertical Epic will be released every year, with the goal being to collect them all and have a Vertical Epic tasting once the final Epic is released on 12/12/12. Each new Stone Vertical Epic Ale will be release one YEAR, one MONTH and one DAY apart. Vertical Epic 02/02/02 was not brewed "to style". Instead, we tried to create something new. Its triple-ish in nature, with wit character, coriander and orange peel, and has way more hops than either a Belgian triple or a Wit would. Belgian yeast was used. Belgian Strong Ale is the closest category that fits -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing CEO. In addition, we are pleased to provide the homebrewing recipe: http://stonebrew.com/timeline/020202
In 2002 we began our groundbreaking, millennium-inspired series with Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale. This bumped up Belgian-style witmade all the more alluring thanks to an infusion of orange peel, coriander, a sprinkling of black pepper and a healthy dose of Centennial hopswas a bright way to begin this epic eleven-part vertical tasting.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2008
Bottle. [Sk8viking great American blind tasting] Huge bubbly white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Light hazy looking orange yellow color. Aroma of ginger, coriander, fruit, caramelized. Over the palate came mild alcoholic and herbal feel with a nice touch of hops. Full bodied with an average carbonation and light dry and alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet and light bitter flavor. Lingering ginger and fruity alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (4177) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2013
I was fortunate to try this last night at an epic tasting held by my good friend Mike, thanks for the opportunity MrBarleywine! The first in the series pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with an almost non existent off white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is sweet with caramel and light tropical fruit with a lightly spicy bready yeasty bite to provide a bit of balance. The flavor is sweet like the aroma promised. Sugary and caramel malts with a faded but present spicy peppery yeast bite. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet spicy mouthfeel. This held up better than I expected, but its also a stretch to call this a wit I guess. It has lots of sherry oxidized notes, but it drank pretty good. Probably past its prime, but holding up just the same.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nuffield (4142) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2006
I thought for sure that I had had this. Attractive, moderately-sized carbonation, in a clinging white head on a hazy dark yellow body. Beautiful aroma--flowers so big I might have to shoo away bees in a minute, plus bubblegum, canteloupe, banana, a touch of coconut, and good yeast influence. Easy drinking, with a sophisticated touch at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (4135) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Bottle - 22oz. Golden, slightly hazy body with a thick, white foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with spicy, spruce, and orange hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its sharp malty/hoppy taste carries spruce, citrusy, peppery, cloves, and grainy notes. Ends with a long, dry, woody/spicy finish. Interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
(bottle - 22 oz - Night of the Titans 2013) The first of the reason we had our gathering. To drink the Stone Vertical Epic series. This was the one we were most concerned about as to whether or not it would age properly. Thank God that it did. Mildly cloudy amber pour, but after 11 years of sitting that didnt shock me really. Still a fair amount of carbonation though. Sweet and spicy malt aroma with a nice honey and citrus undertone. Very nice sweetness throughout with a great sweet and spicy finish and aftertaste. Amazing how well it held up and how good it tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4020) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Re-release bottle from July that I picked up in Sacramento about 2 weeks a ago. Just glad I get to try this now and didnt waste $100+ buying something like tasted like oxidized cardboard off eBay. Oh yes, the beer. A classic Belgian ale with spice and yeast but finishes with a little bold hoppy bitterness reminding you that it was brewed on the US West Coast and not in Flanders. A little alcohol burn in the finish like a tripel. Pretty darn tasty and unique as a mashup of styles.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2016
22oz bottle 9/28/16 (Binnys-Naperville)-42 in Tulip-Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, coriander, orange peel, and slight hops. Taste of the same with some banana and spices coming in on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. In 02 this beer probably was off the charts and it still is now.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3982) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, purchased at the LCBO - Rideau, savoured on March 19 2017; eye: orangey with a polished copper hue, slightly hazy, no effervescence, ring of off-white head, slight lacing; nose: malt, light alcohol, fruity, yeast, coriander; mouth: malt, fruity, alcohol, alcohol acridness, yeast, pepper, Cointreau, finale in Cointreau with presence of pepper, full body, good carbonation, lightly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, achete la LCBO - Rideau, savoure le 19 mars 2017; il : orange avec une teinte de cuivre poli, trs lgrement voile, pas deffervescence, anneau de mousse blanc cass, trs lgre dentelle; nez : malt, lger alcool, fruit, levure, coriandre; bouche : malt, fruit, alcool, cret dalcool, levure, poivre, Cointreau, finale en Cointreau avec prsence de poivre, corse, bonne carbonatation, lgrement sucre, texture lgrement alcoolique; en rsum : correct

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3884) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a faint white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, anise star, peppercorn, orange rind. Flavor of bready malt, bitter citrus rind, peppery spices, anise, Belgian yeast, cloves, banana, hint of alcohol. Very tasty Belgian ale, sturdy slightly boozy, spicy and flavorful. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Clear copper of color with a foamy white head. An aroma of honey, peach and sweet. A flavor of honey, malty and very sweet and well oxidiexed.

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