Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

 
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RATINGS: 690   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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3.3
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Draft at elliott bay pizza. Pours a slightly hazy medium bronzeycamber. Loose gray head. Big spicey pie like nose, dark and savory sweet. Sticky thick body. Spicy, syrupy flavor profile. Almost hot. Long sticky dry finish.

3.3
tomciccateri (1035) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 On draught at O’Neill’s on 12 Nov 11. Pours a clear and impressive deep dark amber with lasting tan head. Medium to full body. Rich malty flavors with subtle spices and a slight warming note. A bit filing but nice cold weather sipping beer. 11/12/2011 On draught at O’Neill’s Stone Beer Dinner. Pours a dark amber with a white head. Full-bodied. Even match between chile and slightly dry malty flavors. Late bump from chile heat. Belgian yeast character comes out when paired with clam chowder. Cinnamon spice not pronounced.

3.3
Ratman197 (15762) - 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.

3.3
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Tap. Interesting. Can definitely get the chili in both the flavor and aroma. Not sure if I’d consume mass quantities but glad I tried it.

3.3
flatmatt (1635) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a red amber with a yellowy off-white head. Aroma has red grape, a little yeasty banana, a hint of tartness. Flavor has some dark fruit, cocoa powder, earthiness. An interesting flavor that I can’t place until I remember seeing the note about Anaheim chilies. I also get the cinnamon a little. Seems pretty well done, but I just don’t think I can get totally into this.

3.3
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Pours a nice reddish brown and has a very interesting spice character that got worse as time went by for me.

3.3
bleeng (1705) - Houston not near Beersel., Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bomber. Dark brown and clear with a very small head. Nose is a bit winey and herbal with little malt or hop presence. Taste is bit herbal/perfumy, with some mild peppery flavors and a sticky sweetness. I don’t get this as a Belgian strong ale, which I always assume would have much more maltiness and a firmer body. Overall a decent beer but for a vertical just average.

3.3
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap; poured a very dark auburn color with a khaki head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, cinnamon, fruit, earth and peppers. Flavor definitely had a pepper note to it, but not over the top. Not spicy hot. Some cinnamon notes, alcohol, Belgian yeast, and caramel/fruit. A touch of sweetness. Ok overall, but probably not my cup of tea.

3.3
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of chilies, malt, slight cinnamon, pepper, and slight Belgian yeast. Poured orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear but slightly cloudy. Full of tiny particles throughout. Sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and slightly spicy. Tastes of malt, Belgian yeast, cinnamon, slight caramel, and a hint of chili. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, Belgian yeast, slight cinnamon, hint of chili finish. 9.4%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.3
vtafro (7453) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Dark ruby pour with tan head. Banana pepper, cinnamon dominated aromas. Cinnamon forward and spices with pepper flavor. Pepper dominates for one who doesn’t like red pepper.


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