Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
(Served in a teku)
Drank on 3/31/13
A- This beer pours a hazy light walnut brown body with a bubbly light tan head and a strong carbonation that pops to the surface.
S- The hint of sherry and wet old wood has a light sweet malt note and a butter hint in the finish. Some soft cellar notes come through as it grows.
T- The nice soft malt flavor has note of toffee and a cherry stone note with a sugar flavor that is not really sweet. There are some dark ester notes with a sherry quality growing as it opens. There is a dry wood and slightly pungent herbal note in the finish. It also has a hint of brine as it that takes on an iodine hint but it fades and a tart hint shows up.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat noticed and a tight fizz that slows over time. There is a slight slippery texture aswell.
O- This has nice yeast and malt characteristics with a bitterness that fades in the finish and some nice biere de garde cellar characteristics that are tasty but a bit hard to describe.
04-23-2013 16:25:27 | More by rhoadsrage
3.63/5 rDev -7.2%
Had on tap at Brouwers on 12/12/12. Review from notes.
A: Burgundy/brown color with a small off-white head that reduces to a thin ring. Minimal lacing.
S: Chocolate, caramel, and some bread. Reminds me of a dubbel, sort of estery and phenolic.
T: Not as nice as the nose, some banana, chocolate, clove, and butterscotch. A little bit of raisin and dark fruit as well.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: One of the better "older" vintages.
04-08-2013 22:58:31 | More by mdaschaf
Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.