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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

1,427 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,427
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 39
Gots: 419 | FT: 14
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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JaysusJr

Illinois

1/5  rDev -73.4%

12-04-2012 02:23:56 | More by JaysusJr
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Heathbrook

Hawaii

1/5  rDev -73.4%

10-10-2012 15:35:46 | More by Heathbrook
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SIEVS

Missouri

1/5  rDev -73.4%

03-14-2012 18:08:44 | More by SIEVS
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meltroha

Ohio

1/5  rDev -73.4%

07-29-2012 02:05:32 | More by meltroha
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ArcticFox

Oregon

1/5  rDev -73.4%

08-16-2012 22:40:07 | More by ArcticFox
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VeganUndead

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

08-29-2013 05:30:03 | More by VeganUndead
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Beejis60

New York

1.4/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Might be literally the worst beer I've ever had. Dumped it after five sips. Not quite sure how this beer is ranked so high, but hey, I also cannot stand Pliny the Elder.
Putrid malt taste, the light chili flavor in it is just out of place. Overcarbonated. Overseasoned. Just an overall bad beer. Words just cannot explain really how bad it is.
I am one more bad beer away from Stone from completely writing them off like I did with Sam Adams.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 06:46:52 | More by Beejis60
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Gron10

California

1.43/5  rDev -62%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

One of the worst beers I've ever tried. It tasted like someone put some Anaheim chilies in a blender and poured copious amounts of the puree into an already unbalanced beer.

I've had some ok chili beers, but this one was literally undrinkable. Any other redeeming qualities it might have had (mouthfeel, appearance) were completely overshadowed by the putrid chili taste. I like Anaheim peppers, and I like beer, but this mix was wretched.

Split a 22oz with a friend, each took a couple sips, and we both poured it out on the lawn.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 21:06:28 | More by Gron10
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jdougherty

California

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

01-30-2012 07:27:05 | More by jdougherty
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djaeon

California

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

01-22-2012 23:07:39 | More by djaeon
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drummermattie02

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

12-12-2011 20:47:08 | More by drummermattie02
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cmsimeur

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

01-29-2012 04:28:35 | More by cmsimeur
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darkmoon66

California

1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

12-16-2011 11:01:10 | More by darkmoon66
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hwwty4

Missouri

1.55/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

On tap, served in a 12oz wine glass at Martin City Brewing Company.

This beer pours a mahogany brownish red with a big 3 inch cap and leaves quite a bit of lacing down the sides of the glass. The best thing I can say about the aroma is that its definitely interesting. I would define it like a dunkelweizen that has been dry hopped with dates, coco nibs and chilies. Not good. Banana, clove, bubble gum, dates, chocolate and chili's all mixed together. I feel like I need to douche my nose. The taste is horrible. Every thing in the aroma is just amplified by about 10. Easily the worst tasting beer I've ever had from Stone. It's aweful. As in I'm in awe of how bad a beer Stone produced. The mouthfeel is oily. While it had a nice carbonation when pouring, its almost like none was absorbed into the beer itself. Stone tries to pack this beer of flavors and just completely misses the mark. I was only able to finish about 5oz of the 12oz I was served.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2012 18:24:03 | More by hwwty4
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

1.7/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark orangey color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of Anaheim peppers and bready yeast is intriguing with notes of cinnamon and caramel malt also easily noticeable. Taste is a mix between some solid caramel malt with a sweet edge and some cinnamon which unfortunately needs with too many spicy notes and therefore this beer ends ups as a major mess. Body is full with limited filtration and huge malt backbone with good carbonation. No alcohol notes or if there was any there were hidden by the peppers notes. I could barely bring myself to drink ¼ of the bottle before it hit the drain. Not sure where all those high rates are coming from.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 17:58:34 | More by Phyl21ca
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cbilek06

California

1.88/5  rDev -50%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Keep your Zantac handy...

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay glass.

Wonderful and rich copper color, decent head although not the tight bubbles you see on many Belgians.

Smell fruity, caramel, but I couldn't smell the chilies or cinnamon as others have described.

Taste. A disaster. I was hoping the chilies would be an interesting afterthought, something slightly spicy to add to the sweet malt. No, the chilies were too overwhelming from initial taste to finish.

Mouthfeel- medium body, medium carbonation, can feel the spicy chilies in the mouth.

Overall - Undrinkable, I drank half and poured the rest down the drain which I rarely do. Had to take a Zantac because the chilies gave me acid reflux. I would drink a Keystone Light before I have another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 14:40:51 | More by cbilek06
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j0501

Florida

2/5  rDev -46.8%

09-15-2012 12:58:07 | More by j0501
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azorie

Florida

2/5  rDev -46.8%

01-08-2012 23:44:55 | More by azorie
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -46.8%

03-26-2013 22:11:24 | More by largadeer
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -46.8%

12-26-2011 07:37:43 | More by TheBishopco
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Reswald

Alaska

2/5  rDev -46.8%

12-22-2011 20:44:40 | More by Reswald
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Listers

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.8%

12-11-2011 02:44:25 | More by Listers
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trixdout

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -46.8%

01-02-2012 09:11:25 | More by trixdout
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chefduff2

New York

2/5  rDev -46.8%

01-05-2013 23:09:51 | More by chefduff2
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wyatt

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -46.8%

01-19-2012 03:10:16 | More by wyatt
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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,427 ratings.