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Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic AleStone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

833 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 833
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 34
Gots: 274 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is quite a complex and layered beer. Bold and smooth chocolate malt flavors combine with a Belgian yeast lending tropical fruit/banana flavors and hints of spiciness, all complemented by citrus notes from an addition of tangerine peel. Rich vanilla beans add a nice counter to the chocolate malt - actually enhancing the chocolatiness. The finish is smooth, with additional traces of vanilla and toasted characters from French Oak. The goal for this edition of the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series is to be reminiscent of artisanal chocolates accentuated with orange.

(Beer added by: superdedooperboy on 09-08-2009)
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4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

bigbeers84, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Officer_Nasty
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

This is a delicious beer that aged very well.

Officer_Nasty, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of dcscientist
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

This is the 2009 vintage of their special Vertical Epic series, and it's a really good Belgian dark ale. It sat cellared for a couple of years, but aged quite nicely. Happy to have shared part of a bottle.

dcscientist, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of vma
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

vma, Sep 22, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

Kurmaraja, Sep 20, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +8.8%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

kneary13, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

ncstateplaya, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

malfunxion, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

clay_i, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
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

Treyliff, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

JTbrue, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

DrBier, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

nleaders, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Rothobinide, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Canada_Dan, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Hamburgers, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

2beerdogs, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

AlexChillton, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

wolf_switzer, May 20, 2014
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Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 833 ratings.