Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by FosterJM:
4/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My 1st review on BA.
Bottle poured into a oversized wine glass.
App- Golden color, a bit hazy and shimmery in the glass, small 1 finger little off white head, dissapted quickly. Very nice dissaptaing lacing down the glass.
Smell- Very floral and lemony to me. Smell took a while to develop. Could have been a bit too cold when poured.
Taste- Has the taste that I love in a beer. That undeniable beligan loveliness. Not as much herbs as I would have thought and def had a taste of a more potent white wine with the grape coming through at the end for me.
Mouthfeel- Clean, crisp, exactly what I was expecting to find in the 10. Had a bit of sediment on the lip after 3 or 4 sips
Drink- Was very smooth on the tounge and the palate. Would easily have a second bottle while enjoying with friends if any of my friends could put down the BL or Coronas long enough to try good beer. Give it 4/5.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2010 22:29:31 | More by FosterJM
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3.26/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.
A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with no foam head. No lacing remains on the glass.
S: Syrupy Belgian crystal malt is minimally yeast-affected; more comparable to honey. Adjuncts tend to disappear into the overall heavy-sweet sensory profile; one could make a case for the contribution of the grapes, but the herbs are particularly absent. That said, it is not overtly vinous in any way. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins very off-dry, with refined Belgian aromatic malt and wheat-affected yeast esters that yield some similarities to imperial weizen. Additional bright stone fruit—very much like those inherent to the tripel style—is also present in the first half of the profile. Flavors become soft, earthy, and only marginally bitter into the slightly medicinal finish. No alcohol is detected.
M: Medium viscosity, syrupy and slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This beer exhibits a seamlessness that has developed over time since its release. The result is an initial crispness indicative of a tripel, followed by a spreading mustiness that is impossible to attribute only to the grape or herbal adjuncts. It is complex, though rather muddied—but at three years of age it leaves less of a question mark in the mind of the drinker than it did in 2010.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 23:51:07 | More by beagle75
Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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