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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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1,458 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,458
Reviews: 471
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)
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Photo of SineWaveFL
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

SineWaveFL, Sep 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33%

Jeffreytmoore, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of WMEugene
2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Orangish Brown color with a thin ring of slightly off-white head and a little lacing. A little thin looking.

S - Chiles, Cinnamon, Dark fruits, Raisins, and a little bit of booziness.

T - A lot like the nose: Chiles, Cinnamon, and a large bit of raisiny flavor. A bit of a caramel taste to it. Sort of a traditional, unexciting and rather average darker belgian ale after you get past the unique chile/cinnamon flavors.

M - A little on the thinnish side, ok carbonation. A little bit on the spicy side in the finish.

O - Maybe I should have waited to 12/12/12, I was rather unimpressed by this offering and thought it was rather bland. The chiles were an interesting idea, but the execution was rather eh. Not a bad beer, but I definitely struggled to finish the bomber.

WMEugene, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of laughingman4929
2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

laughingman4929, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

bradfordjohnson, Sep 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

alecvdpoel, Sep 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ADTaber, Sep 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BellyBrew, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

JonBarley, Sep 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

RedDeath987, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Nightrain87, Aug 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Tom-Peters, Aug 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

graz34, Aug 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Amp, Aug 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

StPaulShredder, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

thegrifter, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Jmick28, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

BrentFranz, Aug 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

tm1956, Aug 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Beeradelphia, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6 month old bottle.

A - Nice light khaki head with a relatively loose bubble.  Nice lace and retention.  Beautiful maple amber body.

S - Bright booze highlights white raisin, banana, ancho chili, dry coffee, and a touch of cinnamon.

T - Sweet yellow raisins, caramel malt, and banana open for a stellar ancho chili, coffee, and cinnamon center.  Herbal and green pepper hops roll deep into the finish.

M - Smooth, medium body with a nice lazy lingering finish.

O - A surprising flavor profile that winds up working extremely well.

vfgccp, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Josiah2729
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Flying Saucer poured into goblet...

Appearance: Dark amber with 2 finger head. Decent lacing throughout.

Smell: Chiles and Cinnamon, dark malt and dark fruits.

Taste: Sweet malts with some spiciness from the chiles, cinnamon and dark fruits, some alcohol, belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium thickness, medium carbonation, nice alcohol burn.

Overall: A delicious beer. Will be interesting to see how this ages.

Josiah2729, Aug 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stone 11.11.11 on tap at Amsterdam Ale House in Manhattan, New York. Enjoyed on 08.04.12.

Appearance: Served in a fishbowl snifter, still appearance, no head, no lacing, dead looking. Intriguing, though! Deep auburn, the color of Nicole Kidman's hair. Shiny and gold-flecked.

Smell: Raisin, brown butter, malt, grape juice, must. Mulled wine, cherry. Sweet-and-sour overtones.

Taste: Follows nose, with a more aromatic feel. Spice, lavender, honey. Also hops and tartness. Yeast, "that Belgian feel" all over. Clover. Caramel and some sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Damn right! Well balanced all around, with full body, flavor and medium carbonation. Not dry, great spicy finish.

Overall: Drinkable (within measure), engaging, intriguing. Aging 9 months has done a lot of good to this brew!

DoubleSimcoe, Aug 21, 2012
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,458 ratings.