Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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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
Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.