Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale - Red Wine Barrel

 
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.2
Hopswagger (344) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Reviewed 12.12.12 Celebrating the Vertical Epic series P: Dark orange slight haze and tan head. Slight lacing. S: Sweet fruit cake, bourbon, vanilla bean, dank booze that burns my eyes when smelling the glass. Chocolate and cocoa powder. T/M: Not a huge difference with the wine barrels but does develop the flavors nicely. The taste follows the nose with added smoke and dark chocolate. Full bodies creamy and nice carbonation. Fun fishes smooth and prrogressive drying. O: Event though the change was not dramatic I prefer the barrel aged version. It’s not overpowering and doesn’t distract from the great base flavor. The cocoa still shines through nicely. Serving type: on-tap

4.4
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Opaque black color with a small tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted notes, cocoa, citrus, vanilla, and wood. Taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, red wine, vanilla, and a semi sweet finish. Really nice, probably my favorite vertical epic, and I hadn’t expected to be drinking any more these days.

3.4
mcberko (18950) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2013, pours jet black with a creamy brown head. Nose brings out wood, bourbon, a little red wine and some roast. Flavour brings out red wine notes atop roasted malt, Belgian yeast, and a little oxidation notes. Very well-balanced, with a thick, creamy palate. The barrel aging makes it seem like this had oxidized a bit, though I don’t think it has. Moderately enjoyable stuff.

3.4
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
TAP at Chez Moeder Lambic during "Moeder Lambic Vs. Stone". Only found back scores, not ratings.

3.7
dnstone (3524) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Moderately roasty-woody, barley-wine-esque with a boozy edge. Boozy aroma. Deep brown in color. Notes: Aces and Ales Winter Beer Fest ’13

4
PotjeBier (3734) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
On tap @ 38 Degrees Alehouse. Black color. Beige head, long lasting. Good lace. Aroma’s: red wine, bitter chocolate, raisins, roasted. Flavor: medium sweet, roasted, bitter chocolate, red wine. Medium bodied. Finishes bitter.


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