Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by busterthecat:
3.43/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured into 2 wine glasses.
A- Pours a nice golden tan hue. Some light head that leaves no lacing.
S- Lots of sweet banana, cloves & yeast. Good. Medium strength. Really inviting me to have a sip.
T- Very much a beer/ wine hybrid. The grapes are quite present. There is some alc heat that is detectable that gives some bite. A burst of traditional belgian flavors that seems to melt more into a wine. Hay & spice in finish. Good.
M/O- Medium strength. Sits nice on palate. could be nicely paired. An interesting and different beer that wont offend. Perhaps a gateway beer for the wine drinker.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2011 13:09:25 | More by busterthecat
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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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