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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

1,435 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,435
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 421 | FT: 16
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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afrokaze

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-03-2011 16:27:31 | More by afrokaze
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-25-2011 19:12:29 | More by Telestic
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-09-2013 04:44:20 | More by civicm87
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WoodenLeg410


4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-10-2012 01:01:28 | More by WoodenLeg410
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-13-2012 08:49:40 | More by WritersBlock
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JazzIPA55

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-01-2011 03:01:36 | More by JazzIPA55
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-21-2012 20:15:22 | More by Kubrickx
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johnnydicfore

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-25-2013 00:56:34 | More by johnnydicfore
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-11-2012 00:52:10 | More by Tyrawlings
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-02-2013 21:42:50 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Geuzedad

Arizona

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-23-2013 13:56:41 | More by Geuzedad
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sgoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-17-2012 04:43:18 | More by sgoro
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fmccormi

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-14-2011 22:24:13 | More by fmccormi
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TimPell

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-25-2012 01:35:48 | More by TimPell
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CitizenGrain

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-06-2013 15:58:33 | More by CitizenGrain
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lainiwakura

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-28-2011 14:51:13 | More by lainiwakura
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-07-2012 04:10:56 | More by Stoffel
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Demosthenes255

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-29-2011 18:13:16 | More by Demosthenes255
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CenCalMario

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-14-2011 09:26:51 | More by CenCalMario
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-12-2014 23:14:22 | More by tmbgnicu
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JayS2629

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is supposed to be aged until 12/12/12. I have one I am saving and will review this again when I try it.

This one poured a dark mahogany with red hints, a good three finger tan head that fades quickly but leaves ok rings of lace.

The aroma is a complimentary whiff of chili pepper, clove and black pepper with dark fruit notes of raisin and figs. Underneath their is a warming rum-like vapor with resiny evergreen notes of piney hops.

Follows the nose with piney hops, notes of chocolate, bread, raisins and figs with spicy belgian yeast notes of black pepper, clove and bannana. Chilis and cinnamon top things off and its all subtley balanced.

Medium bodied and smooth

Boozy edge but compimentary flavors. Enjoyable, but has room to improve. Probably will with age on it like its supposed to have.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 18:29:32 | More by JayS2629
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colforbin73

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

interesting beer -- brewed with annaheim chilies and cinnamon. you need to give this beer a lot of time -- abv through the roof, intense flavors.

this just might be the most epic christmas seasonal ever.... the only drawback is the booziness.

pours a dark ale red with a small amber bit of carbonation, thin around the rim.

the smell is a good spicy malt mixture and the taste follows through. sweet, complex, burn on the back of the tongue from the chili. no real hop flavor to speak of, the malt blend and cinnamon and chilies speak for themselves.

a big change from last years vertical epic.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 04:19:30 | More by colforbin73
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haddyhustle302

Delaware

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-06-2011 02:19:49 | More by haddyhustle302
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, Belgian yeast, cinnamon and chilies as advertised and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with the odd but complementary combination of the cinnamon and chilies with a mild sweetness. Then a hearty malt character and Belgian yeast breadiness comes in. the hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Flavorful, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good variation of style, it’s a good beer to drink for a while if you’re looking for something different.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 03:24:14 | More by TheManiacalOne
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hlatimer266

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-02-2012 21:04:26 | More by hlatimer266
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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