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RATINGS: 790   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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In this years edition we took our inspiration from two Belgian styles: Saisons and Golden Triples. As such, the Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic has a deep, deep golden hue and the flavor is spicy, fruity, complex and refreshing. We used four different malts, and a subtle, yet distinct, blend of Glacier and Crystal hops to get just the right balance. Then, for the complexity, we added in some exotic spices --- including ginger, cardamom, grapefruit peel, lemon peel and orange peel (the latter three acknowledging our Southern California home) --- and a special Belgian yeast strain. All in all this is yet another case of us drawing from classic Belgian influences and cavalierly making it our own...San Diego style!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12252) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
22oz bottle-pours a disappearing white head and amber color. Aroma is spicy, wood, some medium malt-caramel, yeast. Taste is plenty of spicy-clove, wood, some medium malt-caramel/rock candy, citrus, yeast, alcohol. Interesting. Occasional, sipping. OK effervescence. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12187) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Malm.
[thank you, Myrup]
Pours lightly hazy golden with an impressive, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is soft, nots of liqourice and peppermint, oranges, light alcohol and sweet biscuity malts. A touch of pineapple in the end. Super nice, creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly spicy, some coriander, ginger and vanilla. Sweet and lightly grainy, doughy malts.Some apples. Wow, this is really nice and soooooo greatly balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11959) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
cloudy orange, small white head. dry malty, spicy aroma. well balanced. hint of mustard? flavor is spicy, fruity, dry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
22oz bottle. Filling in the Vertical Epics I have not rated (had this during a full 020202 - 121212 vertical). Orangish in color with a small sized head. Citrus, rinds, fruity, and spices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11497) - Sborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. ARoma of ginger, sweetness, flowers. flavour is all about ginger. flowers, light liqourice and some herbs. Medium bodied. Sweet and spicy end. Quite pleasant. Thx santa for this.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2008
Spicey yeast aroma is great. Cloudy yellow with substantial lace. Orange, pineapple, and malty, ginger, cloves, and much sweet finish.Smooth drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (11310) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong ginger, oak, booze. Medium mouthfeel with sweet fruit, citrus, ginger, oak, light boozy finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10893) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Shared at Cigar City by?? Not sure. It was really good until I tasted the red wine barrel version!! Very yeasty and spicy with some plantain and a bit too much honey/sugar flavors. Not bad, but not amazing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/14/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, O-Town Throwdown

clear dark gold, wispy off white head rouses up big and creamy to leave drippy lace, big spicy aroma with lots of sharp ginger, big body, big sweet malt flavor, big bready yeast character, lots of spicy balance, needs a bit of age for the sweetness to mellow and blend with the spices,
-------- /> Date: 08/12/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip

sweet bright ginger and cinamon aroma, lots of sharp spicy ginger flavor, lots of thick bready sweetness that gets to be a bit much after a while but balanced by the spices, tasty for a sweet sticky mess, no telling what age will do to this beer

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10707) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle... O-Town Throwdown Part Deux... Clear, light amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy, off-white head. Nice, but odd, herbal aroma offers up notes of lavender, clove and pale grains. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic and mildly bitter with orange peel, grass, peach and clove. A touch hot. Full-bodied and watery with tingly carbonation. Tangy, minerally, bone-dry finish. Thanks to DragonStout for sharing this bottle!


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