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Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

459 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 86
Gots: 113 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.66% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

As with any good epic, herein lies the promise of larger-than-life experiences, heroics, and twists and turns as the adventure unfolds. This bottle conditioned ale is chapter five, and is specifically designed to be aged until sometime after December 12th, 2012. Provided you can wait that long. At that time, enjoy it in a "vertical" tasting along with its ten Stone Vertical Epic Ale brethren. Each on unique to its year of release. Each with its own "twist & turn" in the plot line. Each one release one year, one month and one day from the previous year’s edition.

In this year’s edition, you’ll notice a deep, rich aroma of toasty malts, anise, Belgian yeast spiciness, and a hint of cedar. The toasty, dark and roasty malt flavors combine with a soft palate - courtesy of specialty dark wheat and barley malts. The body is fairly light for a beer with such a high gravity. There is a pleasant, lingering bitterness, so you know it’s part of the Stone family. This ale was brewed with a specialty Belgian yeast that we’re really liking here at Stone...it’s the same one we used for brewing the Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale. And as with the Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale, all the spicy, deep, and wonderfully funky aromas and flavor characteristics in this beer come as a result of nothing more than malt, hops, water and yeast!

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-05-2006)
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MykeJ

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-12-2014 14:06:04 | More by MykeJ
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-18-2013 23:57:01 | More by DruRho
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-24-2011 20:00:50 | More by nmann08
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2013 23:14:42 | More by cadaugherty
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k3n

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

22oz bomber.

A: Deep brown color, shot through with deepest red when held to light. Mocha 1-finger head lays down quickly, leaving little lace.

S: Caramel. Figs.

T: Some roasted malt qualities. Sweet maltiness and candi sugar. Dark fruits. Boozy (still!).

M: Thick. Stone is very good at making the "thick" beers. =P

D: A great sipper for cold weather.

12-16-2007 23:21:00 | More by k3n
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-13-2012 00:09:11 | More by SFC21
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-21-2013 20:50:10 | More by InspectorBob
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-06-2012 05:51:22 | More by superspak
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-12-2012 15:40:24 | More by rogueleonardi
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-18-2011 03:20:01 | More by codynevels
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sprucetip

Alaska

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-14-2012 01:15:51 | More by sprucetip
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2012 13:41:12 | More by Rollzroyce21
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-27-2012 14:38:38 | More by beerpadawan
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Wasatch

Utah

4/5  rDev +0.5%

Update: 3 years later (13 Mar 10)

Poured into a chalice a dark brown color, some carbonation, little fizzy tan head, one small island in the middle. The nose is malty, slight plum note, slight licorice, and some caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, with some plums/licorice, and caramel. Medium body, this brew is kinda flat now, not much carbonation either, still tasty, but no where near what it was 3 years ago, not much alcohol hint either. Drinkable, I'm dissappointed with this much age on it.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice clean/clear dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy creamy tannish head, some sticky lacing afterwards. The nose is sweet, malty, nice touch of plums, licorice, and some caramel. The taste is very smooth of sweet malts, plumy, nice touch of licorice, and lots of caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, I'm really likeing this one, a nice twist on a BSA, very tasty, highly recommended.

03-25-2007 19:12:41 | More by Wasatch
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-27-2014 01:18:32 | More by midlifec
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jumbopanda

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-31-2012 04:50:18 | More by jumbopanda
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-06-2012 13:51:17 | More by bradfordjohnson
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2012 21:28:46 | More by dominic4beer
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-24-2013 05:41:01 | More by moonknight31
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-29-2013 01:44:34 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-09-2013 00:34:54 | More by mothman
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Drew966

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

For my 666th review: Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale pours a very dark brown bordering on black with a tan head from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. The aroma is very sweet and has a touch of roasted malt. The taste is very complex, a touch of bubblegum, banana, clove, roasted malt, a hint of licorice and other flavors that I can't quite put my finger on. There is also just the slightest hint of alcohol, which is pretty well hidden. Quite tasty, recommended.

09-12-2007 00:41:16 | More by Drew966
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

From 12/23/12 notes. 22 oz. bottle poured into my Stone Veritcal Epic glass. Opened as part of my 2 day, 06-06-06 through 12-12-12 tasting.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a brown tint, one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, figs, raisins, Belgian yeast, roasted malts, toasted malts, and light chocolate. Very nice nose, has held up well.

t - Tastes of sweet dark fruits, figs, raisins, Belgian yeast, spices, pepper, sugar, molasses, fruity malts, roasted malts, toasted malts, and chocolate. A little sweeter than the nose, pretty nice again.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink and no alcohol heat.

o - Overall a pretty good beer and so far like this one better than 07-07-07 and 09-09-09 by a lot. Has held up really well, with a lof of dark fruits and sweetness to it. Worth checking out if you like sweet beers and Belgian style dark ales; would like to have it again.

12-24-2012 16:22:13 | More by mdfb79
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Pecan

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-20-2012 08:42:28 | More by Pecan
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2013 02:55:05 | More by RochefortChris
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.