Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.59/5 rDev -4.8%
Next in the series. Bottle says to age this one to at least 12/12/12. Well, I think I've got that covered.
A: A fairly odd shade of yellowish brown. Neither light nor dark. Neither yellow nor brown. I must say, it's not an overly appealing shade. Forms a small fizzy head that fizzes away quickly, leaving just a thin ring around the edge. No lacing.
S: Aroma is nearly non-existent. Swirling the glass, I am barely able to pick up anything beyond a fruity sweetness and some yeasty phenols.
T: Taste is much more pronounced. It is moderately sweet, with notes of ginger ale, candy sugar, herbs, fennel, citrus zest and some light spices. Bright floral notes. A bit alcoholic on the back end.
M: On the lighter side of medium in body. Low-medium carbonation levels. Spicy-prickly on the finish. Mild bitterness.
O: An okay beer. Not really sure it benefited from six years of aging.
12-21-2013 01:34:18 | More by Florida9
3.54/5 rDev -6.1%
Six year old Seven poured with a light caramel color and a fizzy head of lively bubbles.
The scent had a tinge of alcohol with a flowery perfume of lavender.
The flavors were sour with a flower, licorice, potpourri and carbonated water taste. The finish was genuinely tea like with a real herbal leaf flavor.
The feel was very carbonated but it had a good crispness.
Torn on this one as it had a natural perfumey flower and herbal tone but had little malt character to really round it out.
12-14-2013 21:32:37 | More by KYGunner
4.21/5 rDev +11.7%
Huge cap of thick foam that I wasn't expecting from a beer over 5 years old. Cloudy, pale copper color. Slightly musty aroma, but underneath the yeast some hints of citrus and spice. Flavor is a bit subtle, but comes on stronger in the middle with a bitter finish at the back. Most of the flavor comes from digging in instead of sipping. I have no problem with that. Still plenty of carbonation that makes for a fairly light mouthfeel. I was kind if apprehensive with this one, expecting it to be past its prime, but was pleasantly surprised.
11-20-2013 09:51:59 | More by Sixpack595
3.3/5 rDev -12.5%
Extra from Eric way back when. Thanks!
A: Light copper-red color with a thin ring of head. Some sediment floating in the glass.
N: Ginger comes through very clear. Orange is also present. Hints of lavender, peppercorn, some malt and whiskey, and cola.
T: Nicely sweetened with ample citrus flavor. Slight oxidation.
M: Light and well-carbonated.
O: Still very aromatic, and this was actually one of the favorites of the tasting amongst non beer geeks. Definitely would drink this one soon.
09-12-2013 19:50:33 | More by writerLJBerg
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.