Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.36/5 rDev +9.5%
poured into a Stone snifter
A- pours a nearly opaque black color with a small fizzy off white head that reduces quickly, leaving just a ring behind
S- peppery spice with a plethora of fruity sweetness, caramelized malt, light char, toasted bread, fig, lots of dark fruit
T- tons of dark fruity notes up front; fig, prune raisin. Caramel malt gives it a big sweetness, with notes of chocolate. Belgian spices add notes of must and peppery flavor, the finish is sweet with lingers of dark cherry and chocolate
M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, just a hint of alcohol warmth on the finish
O- this has held up amazingly well, the spicy and fruity yeast flavors mix nicely with the chocolate/caramel malt. Very well done!
07-20-2014 03:54:11 | More by Treyliff
3.79/5 rDev -4.8%
1 Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle
Served in a Stone tulip
A - This beer is very dark with just the slightest of ruby light coming through. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head.
S - I first notice some hints of anise. Some Belgian spices are coming through.
T - The anise is more noticeable in the taste as are the spices.
M - Medium
O - This is a mellow beer. I assume it would have been pretty spicy fresh. It is a decent beer but not one that I would seek.
05-24-2014 20:01:53 | More by buschbeer
3.84/5 rDev -3.5%
Nice dark fluid with a light brown head. Not much carbonation visible. Decent lacing. Smell is dark malts and dark fruits.
Some Belgian yeast and light woody notes. Raisin, plum, figs give a nice aroma to blend with the caramel and sweet dark bread. Touch of earth in the hops.
Flavor is big and smooth, with a slight vinous undercurrent. Malt front is followed quickly by a nice combination of spices. Firm earthiness gives a nice dry finish.
Feel is rich and smooth. Velvety with a nice weight and carbonation. Easy drinking for this big a beer.
A good beer overall.
02-03-2014 20:35:51 | More by scootny
3.49/5 rDev -12.3%
4oz draft pour into a tulip glass.
A: Obsidian color with a thin mocha head.
S: A bit of plum and rum raisin in the nose, but smells were faint.
T: Lots of plum, raisin, fruit cake flavors, with the fruit sweetness being more apparent than spice.
M: Super juicy and sweet mouthfeel.
O: Not bad, but too much fruit juiciness and lacking in aromas and taste categories.
01-22-2014 20:28:38 | More by blindtiger24
3.73/5 rDev -6.3%
a bottle of this got opened at big beers in vail last night, and i was stoked to see it because i somehow missed this one despite it being quite prevalent even last year when we lined up a few of them. much more straightforward than some others, just a belgian strong ale here. cool yeast has dried this out a lot over time. far less residual sugar than it may have originally had, but still a light honey finish. really dig the mellowness of the alcohol too, its barley there, and while the carbonation and body are both less than where id like to see them, i think this has aged with grace. a full bomber would not be too much, as the layers of spice continually improve and unfold with temperature. a very well made beer, not full of additives, something they should probably make regularly honestly. maybe a new winter seasonal?
01-13-2014 05:08:33 | More by StonedTrippin
3.69/5 rDev -7.3%
So I've amassed VE's 6-12. Thought I would take them to a tasting, but doubt that will ever happen, so I guess now is the time to drink 'em….
A: A very dark brown, but not quite black. Forms a moderate sized, creamy, dark tannish colored head that slowly reduces to a thin, patchy surface coating. Moderate amount of lacing.
S: Not overly aromatic, but what is there is roasted malts, dark fruits, prunes, and a bit of alcohol.
T: Taste is better than I was expecting on this one. The beer has a moderate sweetness to it. Notes of smoke, raisin, and dark fruits. Coffee on the back end.
M: Medium bodied. Nearly flat.
O: A decent drink. Wasn;t expecting this one to hold up.
12-19-2013 23:06:39 | More by Florida9
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
Seven year old Six had a murky brownie like darkness with a foamy cap.
The aroma was phenolic alcohol with a moderate raisin scent.
The flavor was nicely surprising as it had a smoky tone of peppercorn, cola and some dried fruit.
The feel is very sprite and effervescent with a superb crispness.
This turned out to be a bit lacking in complexity but a nice drinking beer.
12-14-2013 21:28:21 | More by KYGunner
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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