Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.44/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Came across a halfdozen 10-10-10 bombers a couple of weeks ago, just sitting on a shelf. We cracked open a chilled bomber the night before Dark Lord Day:
Pour pale yellow and aggressively effervescent, very champagne-like. Smells like a deadringer for Champale. Seriously, I'm not being facetious; it smells like friggin Champale. Only better. Less ersatz. Imagine a very light Belgian Pale mixed with candy-sweet nodes of muscat. Very nice.
Tastes like it smells only with a pronounced floral finish. Big grapes, Belgian yeast, chamomile, potpourri. Nice combination.
I never had this fresh, but aging appears to have really helped the grape and fruit nodes meld into one another. Nothing's too intense, and while the flavor is certainly odd it's also wonderfully balanced.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2014 01:53:13 | More by mynie
Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.