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Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

462 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 462
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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emerge077

Illinois

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
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2013 11:26:14 | More by dgherm
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moonknight31

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-17-2013 01:33:52 | More by pathman
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2013 23:57:22 | More by IrishColonial
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-13-2013 23:52:07 | More by Rhettroactive
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-08-2013 04:43:42 | More by WOLFGANG
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-07-2013 11:53:11 | More by jaxon53
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ebrifan

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-06-2013 06:08:59 | More by ebrifan
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-26-2013 07:10:11 | More by July2Nov
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-26-2013 01:53:17 | More by petermethot
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Geuzedad

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-23-2013 13:55:13 | More by Geuzedad
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Sergeh

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-20-2013 22:23:46 | More by Sergeh
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vfgccp

New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

06-15-2013 01:09:36 | More by vfgccp
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BeastLU

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-09-2013 22:20:28 | More by BeastLU
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-07-2013 22:39:54 | More by savagepm
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-01-2013 22:47:39 | More by jono0101
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-25-2013 23:20:08 | More by Slatetank
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-21-2013 02:19:49 | More by SpdKilz
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

05-18-2013 13:16:11 | More by ajzy
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

05-13-2013 22:27:11 | More by mikeincharleston
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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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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2013 23:14:42 | More by cadaugherty
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-29-2013 01:44:34 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.