Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale

 
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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This ninth edition of our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series takes two interesting left turns. A Belgian-style golden triple is the starting point of this beer, but the first left turn is nearly immediate with the addition of dried chamomile flowers, triticale, and Belgian amber candi sugar. The second, and rather unusual left turn takes us half an hour up the road from Stone to Temecula courtesy of the addition of just-pressed Muscat, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our friends at South Coast Winery. As the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series has moved through the calendar, we found that the brewing schedule for a 10.10.10 release coincided nicely with the grape harvest, neatly providing an interesting twist in this epic ale.

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2.7
Koelschtrinker (20399) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 10, 2011
Süßer Kaufummiantrunk zu dem später Fruchtnoten hinzukommen. Minimale Säure, weiterhin, wenn nun auch geringer, Kaugummi. Zu süß, zu künstlich. 9/8/8/8//8

3.5
mcberko (17841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe, pours hazy golden. Aroma of yeast, orange and a little spices. Flavour mirrors this with the spices slightly more pronounced. Very solid.

3.5
jtclockwork (16597) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours peach gold with white head. Nose/taste of chamomile, grape skin, citrus, fruit cake, candi sugar, honey and some florals. Sweet. Lighter than medium body. Held up well.

3.5
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
A: The pour is a clear golden yellow color with a white head that dissipates quickly. S: The grapes provide a strong fruity component to this beer, but they’re quite sweet; really reminiscent of a sweeter white wine like some Rieslings or Muscats. Candi sugar and spice/herb notes (chamomile and coriander) coming through. A bit dry and some further fruit notes like pears, bananas, and sweet apples. T: A very sweet beer, again, a lot of this comes from the grapes. The candi sugar provides further sweetness and the fruit esters are present, too. Luckily the flavorings are not overpowering, which is something I was worried about. Very minimal floral hop character, but at least it provides some sort of bitterness. M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. D: I was quite skeptical about this installation of the VE series. I still think this wasn’t exactly the best idea, but at least it tastes okay.

2.7
Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear yellow color, average sized vast whie head. Smell a bit sour and also some berries. Taste some sourness as well. Average mouthfeel, medium body.

3.7
bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Bomber from BevMo. Pours orange-gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is rather vinous with a touch of citrus/spice. Med body. Flavor is just a tad sour, vinous and even oaky. There is no oak, but it’s oaky. Not very sweet at all, except quite lightly. The whole presence is a bit light, and unlike a thick BSA, but it strongly suggests Flanders sour. Quite nice, and wholly unexpected.

3.2
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle at ØLbaren Thanks to ??? Clear golden - white head. Toasted, fruity, rubber, candy, spicy, grassy, citrus, grapes, perfumed, sweetness, cammomile. A bit strange - give it brett and maybe some light barrelage and it would work !!!

3
Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of grapes, pear, apple, candy sugar, light straw and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of straw, candy sugar, grapes,pear and light spice with a smooth lingering lightly sweet fruity finish. Almost an Epic fail!

3.2
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle sample at a Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Dagan. Hazy golden. Spicy and fruity aroma with some white wine notes, light earthiness, a malty hint and a bit of honey. Sweetish flavor, spicy and fruity, with a bit of floral honey, light earthy hints and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.

3.7
Scopey (14730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2011
On tap at The Common Table, Dallas. It pours a hazy orange colour with lively carbonation and a thin off-white head. The nose is spicy, bonfire, citrus fruit, and strong chamomile. The taste is caramel, orange, mango, pineapple, sweet white grape, wood, hay and strong chamomile, with a bitter bite towards then. There is a good balance of sweet and sour flavours. It’s really quite unusual, but enjoyable nonetheless.


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