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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,473 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,473
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 40
Gots: 432 | 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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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

Beaz18, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

spykespnoypbg, Aug 22, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%

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

Roguer, Aug 22, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +28%

Mattriordan, Aug 19, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -33.9%

sfprint, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

getkrunkhoe, Aug 18, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +7.7%

JakeBarnett, Aug 18, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +19.5%

clay_i, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Thebrianeffect, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

ralerwen, Aug 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Fitze, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

Flaherbear, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of GPHarris
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a two-fingers thick tan head into a tulip glass that left good lacing throughout. the body was a clear copper color. beautiful beer.
s - roast and chocolate with a hint of belgian yeast.
t - bready and chocolate with a slightly spicy finish.
m - big and chewy.
o - i remember enjoying this one at a VE tasting but being able to drink this much of it was great.

GPHarris, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Nova_K
2.58/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Bought at Keg Liquors in Clarksville, IN.
Drank from snifter glass.

A - Cloudy. Dark amber/brown color. Minimum carbonation with a lasting 1/2-1/4" head. Lacing is low to moderate.
S - Lots of DMS (canned corn) smell up front. Slight spiciness.
T - Tastes of DMS as well. Slight nuttiness. Jalapeño? finish.
M - Heavy body. Sticky and lasting.
O - I couldn't get past the DMS flavor and smell of this beer.

Nova_K, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

mrjez, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured into Stone snifter

A- pours a deep ruby brown color with some sediment floating around, small foamy off-white head that reduces to a small ring around the edges

S- lots of similarities to a Flanders Red, tart apple & cherries, a hint of cinnamon with banana sweetness, a little bit of singing heat from the pepper

T- the Anaheim pepper flavor is pronounced up front, no heat but very peppery flavor. Slightly tart yeasty flavor gives notes of red apple and cherry, faint cinnamon and banana on the finish with a sweet finish

M-medium viscous body with low carbonation leads to a syrupy & foamy mouthfeel and a sweet finish

O- the flavor of this reminded me of sweet pepper jelly, but was very good surprisingly.

Treyliff, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

CUbeerfan, Jul 13, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My good friend decided it was time to crack the Epic from 11/11/11. The beer poured a cloudy amber with no head and no lacing. The scent carried a definite chili type spice and a faint cinnamon flare. The taste was very smooth but had big chilli at the end. The start was sweet. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall I am grateful to try this beer.

WoodBrew, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

strohme2, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,473 ratings.