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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

1,446 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,446
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 423 | FT: 18
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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3Hops

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-18-2012 00:33:37 | More by 3Hops
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-13-2012 02:49:31 | More by vbiliyar
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jt6174

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-30-2012 01:16:20 | More by jt6174
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boot11222

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-10-2012 03:43:40 | More by boot11222
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-03-2012 01:47:12 | More by ADTaber
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-03-2012 05:49:54 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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dragomni

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-02-2012 22:53:57 | More by dragomni
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-07-2013 09:44:51 | More by beertardis
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Bondaddyjr


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-06-2012 17:54:02 | More by Bondaddyjr
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-10-2014 00:22:28 | More by NooseJustice
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-20-2012 08:38:41 | More by savagepm
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Mister_Joshy

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-29-2012 07:27:32 | More by Mister_Joshy
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-15-2012 23:34:57 | More by pearljam118
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ortie

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-24-2011 23:26:09 | More by ortie
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Rathakem

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-23-2012 02:56:12 | More by Rathakem
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-06-2011 04:53:22 | More by barnzy78
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bassist286

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-12-2012 01:44:41 | More by bassist286
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JesseLara

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-09-2013 05:41:28 | More by JesseLara
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kornkid8600

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-08-2011 06:55:46 | More by kornkid8600
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cfh64

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-23-2012 19:55:15 | More by cfh64
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goldbot

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

Clear with a definite amber color; not much paleness here. Medium, tan-colored head with nice retention and lacing. Hearty malt aromas with a yeasty, spicy, and herbal presence coming out especially as the beer warms. The yeast definitely dominates the aroma after a bit. Flavors are a big jumble of hops and yeast up front with an underlying caramel sweetness, lending a medium body and chewy mouthfeel. Definitely herbal and spicy but not much "heat" really. A smoky, peppery aftertaste lingers. I feel as though it might be a bit early for this one.

11-19-2011 22:47:10 | More by goldbot
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

From notes:

Slight bronze, clear light tan head plenty lace. Belgian yeast meets mild cinnamon and back end pepper. Similar taste, more Belgian yeast and slight caramel notes. Creamy medium in Body. Better than it sounded. Glad I got to try on tap instead of buying bottles. I was satisfied with this one pour.

01-27-2012 21:43:06 | More by EgadBananas
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haazer

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

A- Hazy apricot brew with small bubbles continuously rising. Frothy cream colored head that lasts for a bit and leaves a nice ring. Lacing left down the sides.

S- Notes of spice, cinnamon and a bit of chile pepper. There's a candy caramel malt underneath with some candy sugar.

T- Sweet candy apple, and some dark fruit. A nice but of heat and chili flavor, rounding out with cinnamon. Not overly "spicy", by that I mean powders which is good for me. Chili blends well with the brew.

M- Smooth medium bodied brew with mid to high level carbonation. Little bit of heat in the throat more so from the chili then the abv.

O- Nice offering from stone and my first if the verticals. I got on this boat a tad late, but the series seems very interesting from my sole experience with 11.

02-18-2012 19:47:06 | More by haazer
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Lerxst

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

A-Pours a slightly hazy amber with a one finger khaki head that has good retention and leaves some spotty lace.

S-Banana hits me first, followed by hints of the chilis, earthy/yeast notes are there as well, a touch of toffee and cinnamon.

T-Banana leads here too with a noticeable malt back, the chilis come in the middle providing a taste of the chiles without the heat that stays through the finish. Hints of cinnamon and booze round this out.

M-On the lighter side of medium body, crisp carbonation, dry finish.

O-Right now, this is a good beer, not a great one. Once 12.12.12 rolls around I'll revisit this and perhaps it will evolve into something more memorable.

11-20-2011 14:00:15 | More by Lerxst
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured into a Goose Island wine glass.

Ruby rust color underneath a quick head and no residual foam. Steady, column of bubbles.

Soft vegetal, roasty, smokey chile peppers. Add some well toasted malt and some cinnamon and you have what smells like.... A biscuit with some chopped, smoked chile bits and cinnamon powder.

Resiny palate from start to finish. Starts with smokey chiles. That melds with very syrupy toasty malt sweetness. Makes me think of biscuits or cake. Then the finish is a bit warm and cinnamon spicey. Overall a beer worth trying if you have an open mind and palate for weird beers. Glad I picked this beer up.

05-18-2012 00:05:58 | More by scruffwhor
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,446 ratings.