Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev +1.3%
789th Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
Thanks Jim for sharing!
App- When this poured out it had a medium brown color with some amber around the edges. A 1/2” partially bubbly head was there and quickly faded. No real cling or lace was there.
Smell- For a 5 year old bottle its holding up nicely. I got a lot of the lighter yeast notes with a damp dark fruit notes. Had a bit of maple and some sweet malts behind it. A little plum and raisin.
Taste- A very complex taste in that the nose dissipates quite rapidly to reveal a more malt forward BSDA with a lot more spice and layers behind it. Yeasty on the final sips with a bit of that plum coming through.
Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. A nice balance of yeast/dark fruits on the tongue. A little thin but still medium.
Drink- I have an 03-10 at home and was very excited to try some of the early versions to compare them all later.
08-31-2011 23:24:00 | More by FosterJM
4.13/5 rDev +3.8%
Scored a bottle at the Spinnerstown Hotel tonight. Ordered one as my final beer after dinner. The beer poured out as a deep brown colored brew with a fizzy tan colored head on it. The head settles into just a thing ring around the glass. The smell of the beer is malty and has some Belgian yeast on the nose. There's also some molasses, brown sugar and booze aromas. The taste is a little earthy, lightly roasted and some molasses as well. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than expected, there was still a good amount of carbonation too. Overall I always wanted to try the 666 version of the vertical. I'm very pleased to have filled that little gap in my chest with some of this brew.
07-06-2011 23:22:04 | More by Knapp85
4.88/5 rDev +22.6%
BASED ON NOTES AT BOTTLE SHARE with some good friends.
A- Dark with some light that sneaks in at the bottom of glass. Reddish.
S- Oaky, cigarish, caramel undertones.
T- A blend of spice, oak, earthy, charcoal, Belgian style.
Overall it was a good beer and glad I had the chance to try this one.
Serving type: bottle/22oz.
06-24-2011 13:24:56 | More by FARGO619
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
Pours a deep dark brown with almost no light getting through. Thin tan head that immediately fades to very light lacing.
Smells like chocolate, raisins, plums, brown sugar, and sweet tobacco. Lots of dark fruit and cocoa. More sweet than roasted.
Tastes are caramel, vanilla, a little woody, chocolate malts, more dark fruit, toffee, and slightly syrupy. Mild malt bitterness rounds out the flavor.
Mouthfeel is a creamy thickish medium with very little carbonation.
Overall is great and even five years old is maybe my favorite of the vertical epics that I have had.
06-19-2011 18:37:31 | More by daveytheformer
3.93/5 rDev -1.3%
Had in the midst of a '06 - '10 vertical.
This guy poured brown to black without much of a head. The nose opened up with smells of chocolate fading to pine then ultimately spicy fig / dark fruits. The flavor profile was similar to the nose - chocolate with spicy rum soaked tobacco leaves and a bit of caramelized malts; spicy fruit was also in the mix thanks to some Belgian yeast. Was medium bodied and went down smoothly. Solid but didn't blow me away. I was excited just to be able to try it...
05-06-2011 04:33:32 | More by birchstick
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
Had during a tasting of 06-10 VE's.
Poured to NB globe.
A: Pours a dark brown, nearly perfectly opaque ale. Single finger light tan head dissipates quickly. Little lacing here.
S: Molasses, molasses, molasses, anise, mineralic qualities. Very complex, dark malts with belgian yeast greets the nose with dark fruits which are quite subdued by the original approach of molasses feel. Cocoas dance here as well.
T: The molasses and dark fruits continue here. Malts, anise, cocoas. Wow, delicioso!
M: Heavy, viscous with low carbonation. Great feel for this beer. Sticky, resonant, smooth.
D: This beer was second only to 09.09.09 on the lineup. It was fantastic! I wish I had more of this beer around to drink for sure.
02-22-2011 17:58:58 | More by harrymel
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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