Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

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

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3.6
Rando7 (787) - Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle pours reddish brown with brief beige head. Aroma mainly dark fruits and banana. Taste interesting combination of sweet caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruits, banana, pepper, spices. Palate thick and near-sticky with a nice tingle from the chiles and alcohol. Finish prolonged with dull bitter hops - not too strong but not particularly pleasant. Alcohol apparent.

3.7
Hoprider (785) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Pours mahogony deep red. Light film of foam N: vinous and with hints of peppers T: sweet old ale taste. Great old Dusty caramel. Perfect spice, coffee aftertaste getting dry and slightly bitter in the finish

2.1
jcweaver (770) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with a large beige head. Aroma of funk with a hint of pepper. Flavors of caramel malts, artificial sweetener, syrup, a funky yeast flavor and peppers starting in the middle to the end. Don’t taste the cinnamon. Overall the flavors combine to give the beer a taste similar to dirt. Not good.

3.3
jsh12bama (761) - Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle.   Pours dark brown with thick tan head.  Aroma of bananas, spices, chilies, and dark fruits.  Taste of bread, spice, and Belgian yeast.  Medium mouthfeel.  Reminds of a Dubbel .  Kind of bland.  Zero chilies or cinnamon in the flavor.  Just OK.

3.4
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Draft. Beautiful ruby color. Smells of malt and slightly sour as it warms. Mostly chaulky yeast flavor and texture with a warmth from the chilli cinnamon and booze. Not super inviting but nice. Cinnamon is expressed subtly but is a backbone throughtout.

3.5
Syzzer (736) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Interesting spice (sweet cloves especially). thick mouthfeel. Light brown and cloudy in color. One taster said he tasted cinnamon.

3.8
brigg (723) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
(bottle) Chestnut body with a medium tan head. Rich aroma of roasted malt, lots of yeast, spice (pepper, clove), banana, bread, mild alcohol. Full-bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Sweet, nice roasted malt flavor, noticeable alcohol, cinnamon, a little sourness (or is it the chilies?) that stays mostly under the radar.

3.8
mikesaum (712) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pours dark amber with khaki head, aroma is strong belgian yeast and a bit of cinnamon, no chiles, the yeast is spicy in aroma. Taste is complex, semi sweet with a deep rich flavor, nice belgian spice from the yeast, some heat from the chilies and a dash of cinnamon, abv is masked well, very good, would love to see how this ages

3.4
blackflag321 (705) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Shared bomber, tulip glass. Unique taste; the chilis dominate the taste, but are not too hot or peppery. Would have been better paired with Mexican food or something spicy.

3.7
thomas15 (694) - Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2012
i was scared to buy this, but the outlandish things added to this beer really turned out to be balanced into a nice amber malt and belgian yeast strain. a good beer...


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