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Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic AleStone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 105
Gots: 51 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A new Vertical Epic will be released every year, with the goal being to collect them all and have a Vertical Epic tasting once the final Epic is released on 12/12/12. Each new Stone Vertical Epic Ale will be release one YEAR, one MONTH and one DAY apart. This time around, we used no spices in the brewing of this beer. If you've tasted the beer before reading this, that may surprise you. The special Belgian yeast we used adds a distinctively spicy aroma and flavor. Roastiness, clove, hops, fruitiness, and those other great and funky phenols abound in the nose. What's in the flavor? You certainly get some dark roasted malts and alcohol overtones. What else? Hints of earthiness, chocolate/cocoa, hop spiciness, maybe even anise, and ... the incredible variety of complexities from the classic brewing ingredients of barley malt, hops, yeast and water, when applied with an artistic brewer's talent never ceases to amaze.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 05-06-2005)
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-22-2014 02:50:57 | More by kvgomps
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-30-2013 13:55:06 | More by BuckTuckian
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 21:52:59 | More by KYGunner
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-14-2013 02:13:42 | More by jkball01
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

11-24-2013 00:28:12 | More by WanderingFool
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-09-2013 00:34:30 | More by mothman
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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Lesotho

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.8%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Oregon

2/5  rDev -48.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-07-2013 11:52:58 | More by jaxon53
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California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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California

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

07-03-2013 23:33:53 | More by dmsohyea
Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.