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Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

468 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 85
Gots: 113 | FT: 9
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

RegalEagle, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

tommyguz, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DarthKostrizer, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

N17shelfside, Jul 30, 2013
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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.

emerge077, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

dgherm, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

moonknight31, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

pathman, Jul 17, 2013
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IrishColonial, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

billab914, Jul 14, 2013
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

jaxon53, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ebrifan, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Sergeh, Jun 20, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Opened June 2013

A - Dark chocolate cranberry body. Thin, off-white head sits low but has nice retention and lace.

S - Touch of old wood. Dark dried fruits; cherry, fig, raisin, apricot. Almonds. Smooth chocolately booze. Black cherry soda. Rum cake.

T - Hard wood, iced coffee, hazel nut, tart cherries. Dark fruits, light and mellow scotch, cherry chocolate cordials.

M - Medium-light body. Solid carbonation. Touch of water on the finish.

O - A solid offering that held up well after 7 years.

vfgccp, Jun 15, 2013
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savagepm, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.