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Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic AleStone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale

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very good

459 Ratings
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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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-17-2013 01:33:52 | More by pathman
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2013 23:57:22 | More by IrishColonial
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-13-2013 23:52:07 | More by Rhettroactive
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2013 23:49:24 | More by billab914

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-08-2013 04:43:42 | More by WOLFGANG
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-07-2013 11:53:11 | More by jaxon53
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-06-2013 06:08:59 | More by ebrifan
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-26-2013 07:10:11 | More by July2Nov
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-26-2013 01:53:17 | More by petermethot
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-23-2013 13:55:13 | More by Geuzedad
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-20-2013 22:23:46 | More by Sergeh
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New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

Opened June 2013

A - Dark chocolate cranberry body. Thin, off-white head sits low but has nice retention and lace.

S - Touch of old wood. Dark dried fruits; cherry, fig, raisin, apricot. Almonds. Smooth chocolately booze. Black cherry soda. Rum cake.

T - Hard wood, iced coffee, hazel nut, tart cherries. Dark fruits, light and mellow scotch, cherry chocolate cordials.

M - Medium-light body. Solid carbonation. Touch of water on the finish.

O - A solid offering that held up well after 7 years.

06-15-2013 01:09:36 | More by vfgccp
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-09-2013 22:20:28 | More by BeastLU
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-07-2013 22:39:54 | More by savagepm
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-01-2013 22:47:39 | More by jono0101
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-25-2013 23:20:08 | More by Slatetank
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-21-2013 02:19:49 | More by SpdKilz
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2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

05-18-2013 13:16:11 | More by ajzy
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

05-13-2013 22:27:11 | More by mikeincharleston
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2013 02:34:34 | More by koopa
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2013 23:14:42 | More by cadaugherty
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

3.98/5  rDev 0%

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and wispy specs of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing.

S- Very unique aroma of sweet Belgian candi sugar, spice and mildly roasted malt. Also a bit of anise.

T- More sweetness with the candi sugar playing a main role up against the malty backdrop. Has a nice balance with some ginger-like spice in the finish. Notes of clove, cinnamon and black licorice.

M- Slightly viscous with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- This is a classy Belgian that's held up well in the bottle with no noticeable oxidation or skunking in the aroma or taste. After having four different entries of the series, I'm beginning to see the underlying trend and realizing I like it. There's only been one that I've disliked so far and it was the 12.12.12 but, hey, maybe it just needs some age since I had it fresh.

04-12-2013 01:53:54 | More by Immortale25
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3.48/5  rDev -12.6%

Had on tap at Brouwers on 12/12/12, review from notes.

A: Pours brown with a small off-white head with minimal retention and no lacing.

S: Some red wine like tannins, a bit of cinnamon, chocolate and peppers.

T: A good bit of smoke mixed with caramel, cinnamon, cocoa, and a little bit of dark fruit.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O: Not bad, but nothing special either. It was middle of the road in terms of my 3-12 rankings.

04-09-2013 22:49:00 | More by mdaschaf
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

22oz bottle

A- Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head with good retention and lacing.

S- The aroma is sweet malt with cocoa, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast.

T- The taste like the aroma is malty up front with a spiciness coming through and some hops and yeast in the spicy and bitter finish.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly above average amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this one is still holding strong after almost 7 years. I bought it in 2007 and have held on to it since.

04-08-2013 02:58:46 | More by cjgator3
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.