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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

821 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 34
Gots: 264 | FT: 10
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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macrosmatic

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Dark brown, nearly opaque, with a thin light tan head and low visible carbonation.

S: Chocolatey, a bit boozy, nutty, dark fruit, a touch of coffee and roasted malts. Overall impression is pretty sweet without being cloying.

T: Chocolate, toffee, nutty, dark fruit (plums and raisins), vanilla, with sweetness and a bit of roasty bitterness in the end.

M: Medium to a bit lighter-than-expected body, but sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol noticeable but doesn't detract. Low carbonation sensation.

O: I thought this was pretty tasty, but not blowing me away. Glad to have tried it, but there are better examples of style out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 18:25:45 | More by macrosmatic
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swierczt

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

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Oregon

3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Washington

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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California

4/5  rDev -2%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Virginia

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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New York

4/5  rDev -2%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.