Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale

 
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Style: Abbey Dubbel
Escondido, California USA

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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 260   ABV: 8.66%
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As with any good epic, herein lies the promise of larger-than-life experiences, heroics, and twists and turns as the adventure unfolds. This bottle conditioned ale is chapter five, and is specifically designed to be aged until sometime after December 12th, 2012. Provided you can wait that long. At that time, enjoy it in a "vertical" tasting along with its ten Stone Vertical Epic Ale brethren. Each on unique to its year of release. Each with its own "twist & turn" in the plot line. Each one release one year, one month and one day from the previous year’s edition.

In this year’s edition, you’ll notice a deep, rich aroma of toasty malts, anise, Belgian yeast spiciness, and a hint of cedar. The toasty, dark and roasty malt flavors combine with a soft palate - courtesy of specialty dark wheat and barley malts. The body is fairly light for a beer with such a high gravity. There is a pleasant, lingering bitterness, so you know it’s part of the Stone family. This ale was brewed with a specialty Belgian yeast that we’re really liking here at Stone...it’s the same one we used for brewing the Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale. And as with the Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale, all the spicy, deep, and wonderfully funky aromas and flavor characteristics in this beer come as a result of nothing more than malt, hops, water and yeast!

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4.3
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2006 Dark brown with a short lasting tan head. Fruity aroma with belgian yeast, cloves roasted malts, chocolate, mollases, figs and plum. Taste has a unique roasted malts presense along with chocolate and plum. Terrific palate with a strong spicyness. Sour aftertaste which I was into. Great beer. I loved the use of cloves in this one. You kind of get a Weizenbock with Belgian characteristics.

4.3
scope (8) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
raisin, black, cloudy, that is the obvious presentation of the beer. i congradulate stone on the nameing because it truly is an undertaking in drinking one of these gladiatorrs in the barley ring...almost a rusty nails and burnt coffee suprise attack but it is quickly and efficent;y dispersed by the velvety chocalte that coats your pallete...the perfect beer for a person that doesn’t like "beer"

4.3
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Sampled from BevMo. Pour was very nice, with a generous head in a Munchen glass. Pour is dark brown. Flavor is nice with a hefty amount of hops. Worth a try while its still around, and a good stone brew.

4.3
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Pours a deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma is a mix of alcohol, dark fruit, and spices. Taste is a great complex mix of malt, spice, hop, and dark fruit. A wonderful brew from Stone.

4.3
doublebock (558) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Dark brown ruby color. Syrupy malty molasses roasted aroma. Very chewy palate. Malty taste with spicy complexity followed by roasted hopiness and subtle hops. High alcohol content very well hidden.

4.3
onceblind (10528) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
@ Falling Rock 12/15/2012. Clear dark dark brown, nearly black, with a laceful khaki head. Earthy nose with a little touch of smoked meat, classy tobacco, and bleu cheese. Nice smoked jerky flavor on the initial wave, like right after you swallow, then it gets creamy and sweet with toffee and earthy raisins, with a touch of oak and toast. Pretty sweet overall, with a big palate, and kinda boozy warm, yet complex and lovely.

4.3
UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle poured a deep brown w/ small beige head. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish from both hop and roast. Tastes are malt, barley, molasses, dark roast, licorice, anise, dark breads, and a light citrus. Full bodied, average carbonation, and a balanced mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Well well, finally a beer poured for the apocalypse! This is a big beer, just judging on a first glance and the aroma. Lots of caramelized spiciness, with a very nice and well balanced malt profile, toffee and figs with some inherent yeastiness coming through reminiscent of bananas and corriander. Zesty, with some spicy herbal hoppiness coming through in the after palate. Great finish, this is a keeper!

4.2
freekyp (2408) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Looks like a porter with a thick tan head, lacing to spare, and an almost opaque reddish brown body. One whiff, and you know its something altogether different. Redolent of soy sauce and clove, this brew takes a nod from the Beligians with its complex aroma and flavor. Full bodied and tart with a solid malt roasty backbone, Vertical epic tells a tale of dark fruit, soy, and sweetness, ending in a long tart chapter that finishes unlike many other stories of it’s ilk.

4.2
temporrari (398) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Dark brown, very little head. Funky Belgian aroma. Big on the yeast. Very tasty stuff, some slight roasty, chocolate, spice, big malts, good stuff. I’m not gonna try to describe this any better, it’s really good. Get some.


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