Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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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
3.98/5 rDev 0%
Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter.
A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and wispy specs of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing.
S- Very unique aroma of sweet Belgian candi sugar, spice and mildly roasted malt. Also a bit of anise.
T- More sweetness with the candi sugar playing a main role up against the malty backdrop. Has a nice balance with some ginger-like spice in the finish. Notes of clove, cinnamon and black licorice.
M- Slightly viscous with medium carbonation and a fullish body.
O- This is a classy Belgian that's held up well in the bottle with no noticeable oxidation or skunking in the aroma or taste. After having four different entries of the series, I'm beginning to see the underlying trend and realizing I like it. There's only been one that I've disliked so far and it was the 12.12.12 but, hey, maybe it just needs some age since I had it fresh.
04-12-2013 01:53:54 | More by Immortale25
3.48/5 rDev -12.6%
Had on tap at Brouwers on 12/12/12, review from notes.
A: Pours brown with a small off-white head with minimal retention and no lacing.
S: Some red wine like tannins, a bit of cinnamon, chocolate and peppers.
T: A good bit of smoke mixed with caramel, cinnamon, cocoa, and a little bit of dark fruit.
M: Medium bodied with low carbonation.
O: Not bad, but nothing special either. It was middle of the road in terms of my 3-12 rankings.
04-09-2013 22:49:00 | More by mdaschaf
3.75/5 rDev -5.8%
A- Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head with good retention and lacing.
S- The aroma is sweet malt with cocoa, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast.
T- The taste like the aroma is malty up front with a spiciness coming through and some hops and yeast in the spicy and bitter finish.
M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slightly above average amount of carbonation.
O- Overall, this one is still holding strong after almost 7 years. I bought it in 2007 and have held on to it since.
04-08-2013 02:58:46 | More by cjgator3
Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.