1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic AleStone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

1,460 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,460
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 429 | FT: 20
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,460 | Reviews: 472 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

In 2011, the Vertical Epic series went all haywire and cooked up a chile beer. I've had this style once before at a local Denver brewery, but this one was a little better. Still plenty of spice, and you have to pair it with the right food to make it work, but it was worth searching for and sharing with friends.

dcscientist, Friday at 08:48 PM
Photo of blabaer
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

blabaer, Friday at 05:07 AM
Photo of vma
3.12/5  rDev -17%

vma, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of kingmaker
3/5  rDev -20.2%

kingmaker, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of dagubna
4/5  rDev +6.4%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of jwerner23
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jwerner23, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Cinnamon and and peppers are well faded, more cinnamon and caramel malt than anything.
Very faint cinnamon in the nose with very little pepper. Medium body, slick mouthfeel.

Uneventful and I should have opened this right after I bought it a few years ago.

jzeilinger, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of elektronen
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

elektronen, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of kneary13
4.25/5  rDev +13%

kneary13, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Sgregorini74
2.28/5  rDev -39.4%

Sgregorini74, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of cosmicevan
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Pours a nice transparent amber w a thin head. Nose and flavor ate stale cardboard chocolate chili. Stone hints of cinnamon as well not bad, not amazing. Definitely tame in the hat and cinnamon.

cosmicevan, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Beaz18
3.76/5  rDev 0%

Beaz18, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of spykespnoypbg
4/5  rDev +6.4%

spykespnoypbg, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Roguer
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%

Tons of caramel, cinnamon, toffee, a bit of chile. Really delicious.

Roguer, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Mattriordan
4.8/5  rDev +27.7%

Mattriordan, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of sfprint
2.48/5  rDev -34%

sfprint, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of getkrunkhoe
3/5  rDev -20.2%

getkrunkhoe, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of JakeBarnett
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

JakeBarnett, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of clay_i
4.48/5  rDev +19.1%

clay_i, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Thebrianeffect
5/5  rDev +33%

Thebrianeffect, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of ralerwen
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ralerwen, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Fitze
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Fitze, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +6.4%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,460 ratings.