Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured on october 17th '9 from a 22 oz bottled on 7/7/'7.
Pours a creamy gold with white head. Effervescent bubbles remain at least 20 min.
The smell of the bottle upon opening is like a dry white wine with mint on top and caramel beneath. When poured the hops open up and present a huge array of citrus and herbal scents with the slight mint still present. Nice dusty hop aroma as it warms up.
Tastes deliciously chewy and complex; really grips the mouth.
Definite pine and mint notes with light citrus hints, mostly grapefruit.
This is a pleasure in the mouth. The alcohol feels suspended in the round body. Coats the back of the throat in a tingly dryness.
Pretty drinkable; strong with the alcohol well covered but there was a heavy mintiness for me that may have been unique to this bottle.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2009 04:11:36 | More by eyeamthewind
4.8/5 rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
The Bottle- it is a big ole pints worth of exceptional beer from an extra ordinary brewery that Stone Brewing Company is.
The pour- pours out like any good ole Belgian style beer should like a Trappist with its massive mushrooming head, and deep golden color into any style chalice glass like Chimay with its maelstrom center of spiraling bubbles typical of any Belgian style ale.
Smell- smells like mowed grass on a cool spring day in may.
Taste- holy moely where do you begin, well on the front of the tongue get a big taste of citrus that fades quickly into an effervesce of a tonic and lime or in this case lemon. Which ends in a complex mix of alcohol and tannins that make for a rather refreshing drink so long as you drink it slowly. There is no need to rush this it will be with you for a very long time.
Drink ability- very drinkable just take you time with the best of time and the worst of times.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2007 01:50:04 | More by mandanss
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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