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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic AleStone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,465 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,465
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 431 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

As with any good epic, herein lies the promise of larger-than-life experiences, heroics and twists & turns as the adventure unfolds. These bottle-conditioned ales are specifically designed to be aged until sometime after December 12th, 2012. Provided you can wait that long. At that time, enjoy them in a "vertical" tasting. Each one unique to it's year of release. Each with its own "twist & turn" in the plotline. Each one released one year, one month and one day from the previous year's edition. To remind you, the remaining dates are: 12.12.12

(Beer added by: JAramini on 11-10-2011)
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Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at The Little Pub in Ridgefield, CT, in a Sierra Nevada tulip glass.

The pour is dark brown that builds to a 1/4 off white foam at the top. Good stickiness.

Very different smell/taste. From the notes I am looking for the cinammon and the chilis - the former is very faint, and I definitely get the peppery backbone. Theres a dark layer throughout, with that semi-sweetness you'd expect in Belgian style. A stiff but deeper hop awaits the close. The alcohol is noted, but not dominant.

Overall a very interesting beer. Not sure I'd love 22ounces of this bad boy, but the draft tulip made for an interesting dinner accompaniment.

KTCamm, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This exceptionally different ale, presented itself with a deep, rich yet cloudy mahogany color. The aroma is of sweet malt, prunes or dates, cinnamon and yes, chiles. This combination should not work but does quite nicely. The cinnamon is not as present but the sweet malt is at the front. The chilis are more forward at the end of the bottle and I really enjoyed the second half more than the first. The completely different nature of this ale makes it succeed and I recommend it for anyone experimenting.

KYGunner, Dec 07, 2012
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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,465 ratings.