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Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

459 Ratings
THE BROS
88
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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jumbopanda

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-31-2012 04:50:18 | More by jumbopanda
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-06-2012 13:51:17 | More by bradfordjohnson
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dominic4beer

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2012 21:28:46 | More by dominic4beer
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-29-2013 01:44:34 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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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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Drew966

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

For my 666th review: Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale pours a very dark brown bordering on black with a tan head from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. The aroma is very sweet and has a touch of roasted malt. The taste is very complex, a touch of bubblegum, banana, clove, roasted malt, a hint of licorice and other flavors that I can't quite put my finger on. There is also just the slightest hint of alcohol, which is pretty well hidden. Quite tasty, recommended.

09-12-2007 00:41:16 | More by Drew966
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

From 12/23/12 notes. 22 oz. bottle poured into my Stone Veritcal Epic glass. Opened as part of my 2 day, 06-06-06 through 12-12-12 tasting.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a brown tint, one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of dark fruits, figs, raisins, Belgian yeast, roasted malts, toasted malts, and light chocolate. Very nice nose, has held up well.

t - Tastes of sweet dark fruits, figs, raisins, Belgian yeast, spices, pepper, sugar, molasses, fruity malts, roasted malts, toasted malts, and chocolate. A little sweeter than the nose, pretty nice again.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink and no alcohol heat.

o - Overall a pretty good beer and so far like this one better than 07-07-07 and 09-09-09 by a lot. Has held up really well, with a lof of dark fruits and sweetness to it. Worth checking out if you like sweet beers and Belgian style dark ales; would like to have it again.

12-24-2012 16:22:13 | More by mdfb79
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Pecan

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-20-2012 08:42:28 | More by Pecan
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-04-2013 02:55:05 | More by RochefortChris
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-02-2013 16:20:21 | More by sailorastro
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-24-2011 00:22:51 | More by jophish17
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quasimoto

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

A - Its a nice deep adrk brown with a little bit of off white head that laces slighty. there are copper highlights around the edge.

S - It starts out with a mixed aroma of orange peel, roasted malt, chocolate and some alcohol.

T Taste is of dark sweet roasted malts and some citrusy orange peel. It really is rather easy on the palette.

M - The mought feel starts of with a full bodied feel, with a slight bitter/carbination mix.It finishes slightly dry but there is still some residue on the tounge.

D - The isnt very overpowering, which makes it very drinkable for the style.

06-22-2006 00:33:14 | More by quasimoto
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2013 02:34:34 | More by koopa
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

This finally made it to OH around June 22. I brought a bottle to a poker game to let everyone try it. I think I was the only one who liked it...

It smelled and tasted like a wiezenbock, I swear that's the style they were shooting for. The color was right (dark ruby brownish or burgandy) and the aroma was wheaty yeasty. The flavors were like dark candy and fruits like licorice, raisins, and figs. I knocked the drinkability because the aftertaste was a little burnt, giving a not good pucker.

I kept another bottle to cellar for a while.

06-24-2006 22:20:44 | More by TurdFurgison
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-07-2013 22:40:22 | More by DRTBrewster
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-14-2013 02:13:27 | More by jkball01
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gonzo138

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.5%

A- pours a deep black with hues of red when held to the light, has a rich brown head that doesnt retain too well but does have a nice lace

S- mostly a sweet malty aroma, not very strong though, light anise smell is also present

T- rich sweet malt taste, spices like coriander, and the anise taste is present as well, fruity taste is there too, a little bitter at the finish

M- good carbonation, medium/heavy body, very sticky mouthfeel

D- goes down easily enough and not too alchoholic (for a belgian style), would like to try this beer after some aging, I would recomend people pick this one up while its still here

10-26-2006 07:24:18 | More by gonzo138
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Orange

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-29-2012 02:20:14 | More by Orange
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

This beer warmed up very well, so recommend starting that way to highlight the malty base of the beer, lots of dark fruit, raisins, currants, and toffee notes. Very spicy nose, anise, and the Belgian yeast is very apparent and strong over top of the beer. Very hot with lots of alcohol in the nose (and the feel later). Dry bitter finish. Good, but not my favorite of the series or of Stone in general. A very good but not fantastic beer, though I suspect as the beer ages it will do well when the characteristics blend a bit, especially the alcohol.

12-20-2006 21:09:45 | More by FightingEntropy
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-04-2014 13:05:25 | More by MacQ32
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Litterbean

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

Dark brown with an off-white head.

Hints of yeast and spices in the nose with assorted sugary and fruity notes.

Alcohol spiciness in the taste with hints of black licorice, sugars, coffee, prunes, and a dry yeast flavor.

Another solid offering from Stone.

08-09-2006 04:04:00 | More by Litterbean
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jerz

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-18-2011 05:16:49 | More by jerz
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-09-2014 17:34:18 | More by afsdan
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.