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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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As with any good epic, herein lies the promise of larger-than-life experiences, heroics, and twists and turns as the adventure unfolds. This bottle-conditioned ale is chapter eleven. Now is the time to enjoy it in a vertical tasting side by side with its ten Stone Vertical Epic Ale brethren! Each one unique to its year of release. Each with its own twist & turn in the plot line. Each one released one year, one month and one day from the previous years edition. This years Stone Vertical Epic Ale is the very last one. Yep, this is it. The final chapter. Or as they say on the last slide in some old films: Fin. No worries though: this edition is particularly well-suited for prolonging the experience, as its as cellarable as any in the series, or more. In this, the final edition, you can expect a perfectly balance *womp* of spices: cinnamon, ginger, allspice, sweet orange peel, clove (only a little!) and rosehips, all in the context of a dark Belgian style abbey-ish beerbut not as sweet. Dry even. Stone style. Thanks for coming on this Epic Stone-style journey with us! You can rest assured there will be new adventures to come

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (11601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
This one was a bit spicy for me. The spices overpowered the malt and the hops leaving it just a messy beverage.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
22 oz bomber. Pours a pitch black cola with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, orange peel, sweet malt and chocolate. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5321) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2012
22oz bottle in an English pint. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, a lot of spices, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Smooth texture. A good beer but I dont know if the spices add to it or take away from it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bomber bottle. Pours dark black, thick tan head. Aroma of allspice and nutmeg and cloves, taste is spice and finish is spicy. Tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9362) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pour on tap at Falling Rocks Vertical Epic event, dark brownish red pour with thin tan head, aroma has lots of ginger, clove, allspice, caramel, cocoa powder, dark fruits, and a slight hint of toffee and earthy tones. Taste is a bit overspiced, some nice sweet toffee, caramel, biscuit, leading into spicy ginger, clove, allspice, and cinnamon, some slight banana, finishing spicy and slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
22oz bottle. Near black pour, slight tan head. Smells great, tons of spices but none dominating. Cinnamon and ginger mostly with some citrus and spicy Belgian yeast. Flavor is smooth and balanced - spiced but not overpowering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4722) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle: poured a deep black with a one finger tan to light brown head. Aroma is rich roasted malts and coriander. Taste is full of spices, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4627) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Deep brown with an average beige head. Aroma is of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, brown sugar. Taste is of cinnamon, ginger, toast, roasted malts, and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4887) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. The look is dark, tan decent head, and black in color. The smell is spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, some yeast, allspice, dried fruit, and ok. The taste is spices, allspice, fruit, some hops, and good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Rich spices. Warm and delicious. Aging one and drinking one now. Perfect winter brew. Gorgeous in glass


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