Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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2.73/5 rDev -31.4%
Consumed on January 20th, 2013 at a private Vertical Epic tasting.
This beer pours a clear, dark brown with no head and virtually no bubbles rising in the glass.
The aroma is sweet, almost syrupy. No other character noted.
Flavor is dark roasted malts with a hint of thin, bitter coffee, a touch of treacle character and a cedar note.
Mouthfeel is thin and still.
All together with me now: this was much better fresh.
01-21-2013 19:23:56 | More by charlzm
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
Stone Vertical Epic Glass, avoided the yeast sediment for the first pour
Pours a very dark but not opaque brown. The edges of the beer show deep red and bronze.
Smell is strong. Smells lightly alcoholic with vanilla and pungent vegetables. Also smells like strong dark rye bread.
Tastes like earthy malt, tea, and toasty bran muffins.
Very smooth, clean feel that is nearly flat on carbonation.
01-20-2013 19:06:55 | More by Doppelbockulus
3.24/5 rDev -18.6%
A. Poured into my VE glass this brew pours the darkest of the VEs so far, mahogany brown.
s. The aroma contains notes of cinnamon and figs with some brown sugar.
T. The flavor has hints of chocolate and coffee and dark maulty goodness.
Mf. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but smooth.
Overall not a bad beer, not as good as 05.
01-19-2013 02:18:23 | More by TKEbeerman
District of Columbia
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
22 oz bottle.
Pours a dark, cola black with a thin light tan head. Balanced aroma of dark fruit, fig, chocolate, citrus, Belgian yeast and mint. Sweet flavor of spice and yeast with candied dark fruit finish, light chocolate throughout. Medium thick and soft carbonation, not aging as poorly as some of the other VEs.
01-13-2013 18:52:40 | More by yourefragile
District of Columbia
3.86/5 rDev -3%
Thanks to the Thorpes for sharing.
The beer is dark mahogany with a thin beige collar. The aroma brings malt, citrus, light spice, toffee. The flavor imparts sweet breads, malt, toffee candies. Perfect carbonation level with alcohol content well disguised. Mouth feel is the best aspect of this beer. Pretty good.
01-12-2013 21:26:24 | More by Huhzubendah
3.88/5 rDev -2.5%
On-tap at Churchkey
It has a black pour that lets some light in and a thin off white head. It smells of sweaty socks weirdly, malt and dark fruits, booze, and some liquor. The taste is much more Trappist, and less socks. Like a dubble, the taste is all dark fruits, caramel, booze, and roast. Finally this is one that has held its body and is nicely carbonated. First one that impressed me on this Vertical Epic tasting. Other than the smell, it's doing well after 6 years.
01-06-2013 23:13:20 | More by russwbeck
4.23/5 rDev +6.3%
22oz bottle poured into a Vertical Epic glass.
A - Dark mahogany color with a small finger of dark tan head with decent staying power and leaving a bit of lacing on the glass. Continuing the trend of these VE beers, the body is clear but has lots of very fine suspended particles throughout.
S - Spicy anise, alcohol, dark roasted malts, molasses
T - Anise, bitter chocolate, molasses, light hop bitterness, cloves. Very well balanced - malt hasn't taken over this one yet - the hops still do there job in offseting the sweetnes and making this a smooth drinker.
M - Light to medium body, low/mid-level carbonation, very good balance with a nice hoppy bite
O - Pretty consistently picked among the top 3 of the series in my tasting group. Still a very well balanced beer with good complexity and a nice spicy complement of flavors. Paired well with the homemade Belgian spice bread we had along with it.
12-30-2012 20:57:33 | More by portia99
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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