Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by thagr81us:
3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served from tap into a tulip. Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a one finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, dark fruit, sweet alcohol, wood, earth, and vanilla. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. There was definitely quite a bit going in this brew which made the complexity aspect of it really quite nice. However, there were some of the flavors that did not play well with the others especially the earthy note that I picked up on. This honestly felt quite out of place and really distracted you from some of the other pleasant notes that were going on in this one. However, this is still a really nicely done brew that has seemed to have aged quite well in its keg. I would suggest this one to others without any hesitation.
Serving type: on-tap
01-25-2013 21:47:05 | More by thagr81us
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4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Stone snifter
A- pours a nearly pitch black color with a small khaki colored foamy head that reduces to a ring around the edges
S- chocolaty malt with some charred malt aroma, sweet vanilla with some fruity hop aroma, burnt sugar
T- fruity yeast mixes with some sweet dark chocolaty notes up front, hints of vanilla, orange peel and burnt sugar, chocolate continues to linger on the palate long after finishing with some lingering woodsy notes that compliments it nicely
M- medium body and carbonation lead to a foamy mouthfeel and a foamy , dry finish, just a hint of lingering alcohol
O- the chocolate malt is enhanced by the additional of vanilla, fruity yeast notes add a nice dimension
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 01:50:34 | More by Treyliff
3.61/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
22oz into a pint
A - Brown with amber highlights. mocha head.
S - Some very nutty notes in the nose.
T- Comes off that it has sat too long. The edge is off all the flavors I think matter. The hopiness has turned offly grassy in the middle.
M - Moderate mouthfeel, lightly sticky.
O - Would have been better a while back.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 01:58:23 | More by katan
Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.