Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jaasen64:
3.65/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Lord Hobo for their Vertical Epic event on 12/12/12. Part of Flight "C" (09, 10, 11, 12). 5oz serving in a flight glass.
A- Translucent light orangish yellow with a decent white head that fades at an average pace. Not overly carbonated.
S- White grapes that provide a sauvignon blanc presence to the beer, definitely a mixture of floral notes and some spices that accentuate it. About average aroma strength.
T- Grapes, sauvignon, light spices, and a light floral presence. Grapes definitely dominate the most giving a very sauvignon wine presence that's balanced with a light floral spice presence.
M- Light, easy drinking, decent carbonation.
O- This was a nice beer that was very easy to drink but wasn't anything special. If you like sauvignon blanc wine then I would definitely recommend trying this beer out. This was very similar to the barrel-aged version except maybe a little bit less flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
12-13-2012 20:38:29 | More by jaasen64
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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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