Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by atsprings:
4.2/5 rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at Flying Saucer served in a tulip glass a crisp orange with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is sweet fruits and a nice amount of spice. The beer is a nice amount of very sweet fruits with a nice subtle spice kick. The beer is a bit on the heavy side, but there is a nice smooth dryness that makes this one a great sipper. This is my favorite of the series since 07/07/07, I intend to pick up a few bottles of this one!
Serving type: on-tap
10-10-2010 17:12:45 | More by atsprings
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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.
85 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.