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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

456 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 86
Gots: 113 | FT: 6
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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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

11-08-2013 22:12:17 | More by cmannes
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GETTNCRUNKED

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-26-2013 01:11:24 | More by GETTNCRUNKED
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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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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

10-14-2013 20:30:18 | More by mendvicdog
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jaybrough

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

10-12-2013 03:45:53 | More by jaybrough
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-21-2013 04:14:19 | More by Dawkins
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

09-15-2013 21:14:58 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.2/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from John’s Market.

A: Dark mahogany bordering on black. Thick creme head. Nice lacing.

N: Anise, licorice, clove, some oxidation. Touch of esters and a hint of cocoa.

T: Oxidized, but it’s not over the top. Plenty of bitterness left and there’s a moderate touch of sweetness. Going slightly sour.

M: Medium body; slightly sticky. Alcohol is well hidden.

O: Has held up pretty well, all things considered. Drinkable with a nice Belgian influence

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 19:49:33 | More by writerLJBerg
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.6%

09-12-2013 19:08:43 | More by CityofBals
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-07-2013 18:25:18 | More by THECPJ
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-18-2013 23:34:05 | More by TXhomebrewer
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RegalEagle

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-18-2013 06:38:27 | More by RegalEagle
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-13-2013 18:39:08 | More by JTomczak
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

08-13-2013 16:45:31 | More by kscaldef
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

08-07-2013 02:41:43 | More by tommyguz
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-04-2013 16:51:19 | More by DarthKostrizer
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N17shelfside

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-30-2013 03:07:49 | More by N17shelfside
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emerge077

Illinois

2.08/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks Chris for sharing this at the annual cellar clearance...
Served in a mini-nonic pint, quick review transcribed from written notes

Dark brown with a ruby glint in the light, spotty lace around the edges, patchy surface skim. Good lasting coverage.

Weird sharp aroma, as it warms there's some vague traces of dark fruit. Tart astringent taste, tangy. Big notes of oxidation, light roast malt in the background. Must have been infected or aged too long, it's kind of gross at this point... drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 16:43:42 | More by emerge077
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2013 11:26:14 | More by dgherm
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2013 23:57:22 | More by IrishColonial
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-13-2013 23:52:07 | More by Rhettroactive
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.