Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

 
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RATINGS: 698   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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2.9
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Didnít like it...sweet beer with too much peppers, balance was off. Peppers didnít seem to mix with the rest well, and it really just plain didnít taste good

3.8
Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2011
On draft at the Holy Grail in Plano, Texas. Spicy, hoppy and boozy. What else could a man want?

3.5
Bricks (1118) - Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Muddy golden brown unfiltered appearance with an off-white small head. Smells fruity, almost like bananas with a touch of spiciness (pepper?) and maybe a little smokiness. Initial taste of malt, alcohol and peppers -- it actually has some "heat". Some good hops in there amplifies it too. Fairly complex. A little abrasive in the mouth. Itís like a cajun style Belgian. Different. Nice.

3.7
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2012
On tap at Cloverleaf. Pours amber red color with a caramel colored head. Aroma of caramel, cinnamon, spices, and earthiness. Sweet caramel taste with a slight cinnamon spice and pepper on the finish. Warming. Pepper may be a bit much.

2.9
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
poured a amber with no head. aroma cinnamon, spices, hops.jalapeno. flavor the same. didnít care for this.

4
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2012
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury Md-Deep ruby/mahogany pour w/a moderate, foamy off-white head. Aroma of candied sugar & yeast. Sweet flavors of a classic Belgian, candied sugar, yeast, light fruit/banana, & sweet malt. Has some spice as well, with notes of cinimon & colander. This was very enjoyable, alcohol was evedent, but didnít overpower. Gave it my highest rating of any of the Epic Ales "right out of the box". Weíll see how they all age.

4.2
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle. I was pretty impressed with this one. It is kind of like a Beligian strong ale, mixed with a German Doppleweiss, with a kick. The palate is what was mindblowing to me. At first, it makes the tounge tingle, as it warms and as I adjusted to it, the cinnamon really came out and almost burned, but quickly subsided.

4
AskForJenny (1082) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 2, 2015
22 oz cellared - Iíve been sitting on this one. The time was right. Nice ale, gold color, froth. I really had no sense of the chiles or the cinnamon.

3.8
rajendra82 (1078) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2011
The auburn colored body looked quite different than most BSPAís. The head that formed in the tulip glass was three finger thick, and beige. The smell was more similar to the darker Belgian beers as well, with lavender, juniper, white pepper, orange peel, and coriander being evident. The taste was very herbal, with a strong, almost overwhelming cinnamon and mint presence. I could detect the smokiness of the Anaheim chiles after the initial flavors calmed down. The mouthfeel was actually pretty good, with a oily, coating action. The aftertaste was a lingering herbal note. I think this would be better after mellowing some more, as the flavors tend to clash a bit right now.

3.9
BillWyce (1074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
From notes: Poured hazy red-amber with a 1 1/2 finger light tan head. Complex aroma-mild chili pepper with light notes of cinnamon and smoke, maybe some clove too. Medium-thick with a light mouthfeel and a very slight lingering oilyness, likely from the pepper. Light spice flavor with a sweet note, maybe malt. Mild notes of chili and smoke bloom in the finish and linger nicely on the tongue with a mild piney hop note as well. As it warms, the chili and spice become more subtle and the hops move to the fore.


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