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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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Ratings: 1,435 | Reviews: 468 | Display Reviews Only:
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bmmortale

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-25-2013 15:20:07 | More by bmmortale
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JohnQVD

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-21-2013 22:28:32 | More by JohnQVD
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nick_asian

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-20-2013 08:51:13 | More by nick_asian
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scottiethebody

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-20-2013 04:04:29 | More by scottiethebody
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Grinky

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-19-2013 02:24:23 | More by Grinky
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brywhite

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-15-2013 20:18:55 | More by brywhite
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-13-2013 18:42:24 | More by JTomczak
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-12-2013 16:53:18 | More by rkarimi
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jrhodes97

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-12-2013 16:51:41 | More by jrhodes97
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ox1574

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-12-2013 16:32:17 | More by ox1574
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-11-2013 19:19:59 | More by xdtfx
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-11-2013 04:52:24 | More by mpayne5
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-09-2013 20:29:14 | More by icehawk
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JamesZ

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-08-2013 16:07:24 | More by JamesZ
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber served chilled into a goblet.

Vertical Epic 11.11.11 is a dark amber brown with thick, tight, off-white head. It settles slowly but leaves little lacing on the glass. The beer has poor clarity.

Aroma is malty, fruity, and slightly boozy with a nice Belgian yeast character. The cinnamon seems to come out here but I don't get a strong sense of chilies. That's a good thing in my book.

Flavor is not quite what I was expecting from the aroma but it's fair to say this is a well constructed beer. Layers of different flavors come forward. Some are expected like the green chilies and cinnamon, others not so expected like chocolate and a mild smokiness. There is also an earthy quality that mixes with the clove-rich Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Aging for the past two years seems to have done no harm but I never had it fresh to know just what it was like back then.

Overall I had some concerns about a beer made with chilies but, as it says on the bottle, they impart more flavor than heat. In the end, it's hardly my favorite beer but it's well made and I can appreciate the creativity.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 01:05:54 | More by GilGarp
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caulfield

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy, murky amber/light brown
S: The cinnamon seems to be the overpowering smell
T: There is a nice spicy taste, but the cinnamon seems a little overpowering
M: Medium body, maybe a tad thicker
O: Overall, I'm a little disappointed by this beer, I wanted it to be better. The all spice is a little under done, the cinnamon is a little bit of overkill, I can't really taste the chilles. It's not a bad beer--Stone rarely makes bad beer--but its not great and I wouldn't buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 00:44:37 | More by caulfield
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-04-2013 00:45:37 | More by billab914
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-01-2013 04:56:34 | More by aquazr1
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Hoptoudrop

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-31-2013 23:16:15 | More by Hoptoudrop
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N17shelfside

California

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

07-30-2013 03:08:57 | More by N17shelfside
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle "rescued" from an out of the way bottle store in Western, Massachusetts USA on July 28, 2013. Last leftover in stock.

The pour is a handsome mahogany brown, rich amber color with a tannish head and consistent "up the middle of the glass" carbonation.

The aroma has a quick malty and cinnamon sweetness that is fervently replaced by pepper and other spices in short order. Delightful.

The body is medium to bold with a creamy quality to it.

The taste is much like the aroma with an upfront sweetness that is superseded rather quickly by the pepper and spices that linger long to the end. Slight alcohol burn but quite tolerable. It aged quite well.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 00:13:44 | More by puboflyons
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-27-2013 17:49:20 | More by rderedin
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moonknight31

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-24-2013 05:42:51 | More by moonknight31
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-23-2013 14:14:17 | More by sonofliberty2
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-21-2013 06:24:35 | More by Birdlegs
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,435 ratings.