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
2.7/5 rDev -32.2%
Poured this beer fron the 22 ounce bottle into two tumblers at 50 degrees. The beer was a black thick color with a nice big tan head. The beer has a slightly sweet smell. Taste was slightly ever so of burnt peat but high alcohol killed off any yummy taste. If you just want alcohol taste this is your beer. I will not buy again. One other thing. This stuff about saving it till 2012 is crap. They don't sell bourbon like that. They sell it to you ready to drink. If it is suppose to sit for years befor it is ready to drink sell it to me when it is at its peak or ready to drink!
05-04-2007 13:46:48 | More by Minkybut
2.65/5 rDev -33.4%
Dark brown color with a light tan head atop of it, lacing was lacking. Smell was a bit light, bready, and even a bit smoky. Taste is smoky as well, was more like a rauchbier to me. I won't detract just because it isn't necessarily Belgian Styled, because Belgian style is hard to define as it is. I will however, detract from the fact that I just don't like it. Medium bodied with high carbonation. I'm glad I shared the bottle and didn't pick up two of them, won't be buying this again.
01-09-2007 08:16:05 | More by badbeer
2.5/5 rDev -37.2%
Enjoyed this draft at the Stone Total Tap Tower Takeover event @ Duckworth's in Charlotte, NC. ***thank you Stone for coming to NC!!!***
med - high retension and lacing; off-white thin head; dark "cool" brown color with amber highlights; clear, but could just barely see through glass
mostly sour aroma with a bit of dark fruit
surprisingly low fruit for the style aside from the vinous flavors; some floral in the middle; some mild herbal notes with very low malt and toffee; medium sweet and med/high sour; almost no bitter taste; light body
light carbonation with very fine fizzy texture almost like champagne yeast
this beer is not super drinkable for me after a few separate tastings. the light carbonation seems to enhance the sweet/sour flavors, but the thin body and uneven flavors just dont work. overall it is on the thinner bodied side of the strong dark ales ive tasted. wine drinkers may enjoy this as it has some vinous flavors and textures. btw this is the only beer from stone that i have not liked.
*edited 10.31.10 after another on-tap tasting. no radical changes really just a more accurate review now imo.
10-07-2010 18:59:27 | More by cwguy5
2.35/5 rDev -41%
Stone Epic Festival 12-12-12
Stone Brewing Co.
(Aged for 6 years)
Dark brown with a small light brown cap. Moderate amount of visible carbonation. Irregular spots and and oily sheen left down the glass.
Very close to zero aroma. This one was passed around the table and hardly one person could smell a thing. If I tried my hardest, I could perhaps pull out a touch of dark fruit, but at that point, my imagination could be playing tricks on me. It's not an offensive aroma, obviously, but it isn't pleasant at all. Well below average, obviously.
Faint, simple, dulled flavors, which isn't surprising after the aroma. There's some mild biscuit and yeast, perhaps a touch of dark fruits, but this has faded into almost nothing.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
At least it's a very drinkable 8.66% ABV! Lame. Such a stupid series of beers.
12-19-2012 21:01:27 | More by ehammond1
2.08/5 rDev -47.7%
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.
07-28-2013 16:43:42 | More by emerge077
1.63/5 rDev -59%
This beer poured out a slight head that fell away fast leaving not much behind except a little bit of a lacing. The color is very dark. The taste is a bunch of odd flavors coming at you at one time, very unpleasant. Overall I taste a lot of breadiness and a slight smokiness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was a bit unpleasant. Overall drinkability is very low.
01-08-2007 09:14:07 | More by Erdinger2003
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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