Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

 
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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon

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3.7
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium creamy beige head that leaves sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt with cinammon and spice. Medium mouthfeel with a sugary malt with light spice and cinammon with a nice lingering sweet finish. A good Belgian strong ale from Stone.

3.3
Ratman197 (15350) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of burnt carmel, cinnamon and light chilies. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of burnt carmel, cinnamon, toffee and a hint of chilies with a crisp lingering burnt carmel finish.

2.8
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle sample at a Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks troubles/avrashi. Hazy amber. Aroma of malt, yeast, caraway bread, spices (chili pepper) and a bit of alcohol. Sweetish malty flavor with some chili peppers spiciness, caramel and a bit of fruitiness. Medium-bodied.

3.7
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle in Hotel Room., Chicago Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. High spicy, roasted, cinnamon, fruity, medium hoppy, nice malty, red berries, spicy fruity chili, light sharpness. caramel. Nice.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14954) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and chilli peppers aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet & hot flavor with a medium to heavy hot & sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Not sure if my expectation where met.

3.1
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle from bier Koning. Hazy brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma is overwhelmed by cinnamon and spice. Flavour also has the same qualities with some malt and a pepper finish. Interesting to try, but I wouldn’t go back for another bottle.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cinnamon, some chile pepper, light candi sugar. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, some orange, cinnamon, light pepper. Butterscotch creeps in as it warms. Medium body, low carbonation, alcohol fairly well masked.

3.6
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of peppery, earthy notes, stone fruits, toffee malts. The taste is peppers, stone fruits and pale malts in the finish. Medium bodied.

3.2
crossovert (13869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
650ml bottle. It pours a reddish brown with a huge slightly sandy head that leaves some nice lacing. The smell is good but the Belgian yest is far too upfront. Underneath the huge blast of yeast is some nice spiciness from the chilies and cinnamon. The flavor is better. Nice chili flavor though not a ton of spiciness which would have been nice. It tastes like a hot pepper candy with a hint of sugar and fruit. The yeast s a bit more dialed-down in the flavor but still plagues it. They messed up with the yeast.


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