Stone 04.04.04 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.66/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Darkish golden brew with a khaki head that stays for a bit. Streaks of lace here and there.
Nose carries some sweet honed notes and wheat malt. The lime brings some citrus.
Taste is a little angular at first as the Belgian profile sets you up to be caught unaware but the lime. After the first swallow however it comes into its own. Pale malt and Belgian yeast bring the typical malt and honey with light fruits. Finish is lightly bittered and the lime adds a punchy citrus.
Feel is lighter and mildly carbonated.
Easy drinking. Light weight
Pretty good stuff
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 01:53:56 | More by scootny
4.3/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
4oz draft pour into a tulip glass.
A: Apricot color, low carbonation, and spotty head.
S: Stone fruit smells like apricot, also apple and cinnamon.
T: Apricot, honey, graham cracker tastes.
M: Sweet bourbon mouthfeel with throat warming.
O: Manages to be refreshing and not overly sweet. Really enjoyed the aroma and taste.
Serving type: on-tap
01-22-2014 20:20:33 | More by blindtiger24
3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nine year old Four had an entrancing brightness of darkened gold color that was topped of with an effervescent bubbling head.
Cider is evident in the nose with a peppery spiciness and then a dry cereal malt finish.
The flavors are interesting in that they don't really go together yet they seem to flow effortlessly. It starts with a lavender taste with some juniper. Then a wine like fruit flavor followed by toffee and pecans. Finally it ends in a peppermint like coolness which lends to feel.
You never know what your going to get after almost a decade but this one still looks and tastes good.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2013 13:20:03 | More by KYGunner
Stone 04.04.04 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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