Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 305 | Reviews: 214 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
At 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle,SC)
Pours black and opaque, with a good head.
This slr shows obvious barrel aging effects, including a smooth feel and well blended flavors. It's warm with an estery finish and aftertaste; otherwise the high ABV is well hidden. Flavors include vanilla, toffee, dried fruit and light spicing. Semi-dry finish.
03-06-2014 04:34:31 | More by chinchill
3.79/5 rDev -3.1%
Very dark brown liquid. Light khaki head. Nice lacing.
Nose has malt and chocolate with a heavy fruit component. Figs and dates with Belgian yeast. Caramel and faint alcohol.
Taste is like a hybrid Belgian stout/dubbel. Chocolate and coffee followed by a heavy fig and plum fruitiness. Some malt and grains. Molasses and alcohol. Finish is dry and earthy with a lingering light tannic sourness.
Feel is thick and viscous, well carbonated.
Pretty good stuff. I like the mocha rubble/stout thing
02-03-2014 02:24:44 | More by scootny
3.71/5 rDev -5.1%
4oz draft pour into a tulip glass.
A: Claret colored, splotchy head.
S: Rum raisin smell that signals a boozy flavor.
T: Gingerbread and raisin flavor.
M: Sweet, boozy, warming mouthfeel that is creamy.
O: Raisin flavors and smells are not the most enticing. Nice mouthfeel and appearance.
01-22-2014 20:24:40 | More by blindtiger24
3.94/5 rDev +0.8%
Eight year old Five poured like a flat Coca Cola as the color was definitely that of Coke but the head failed to rise significantly.
The aroma held wine or port like qualities with a lot of fermented dark fruit and a meaty savory scent.
The flavor is fantastic as it holds strong toffee notes, peanut brittle, caramel malt, dry port wine and buckwheat.
The feel is smooth, a little full and surprisingly crisp.
This was a really interesting ride from normal Strong Dark Ales and really ran the opposite way of expectation. Aging did this Ale very well.
12-14-2013 21:52:59 | More by KYGunner
Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.