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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

1,457 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,457
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

LakerLeith, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Rothobinide, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer a few times when it was very fresh. I rated it as one of my top beers on BA because it was absolutely delicious. I saved a couple bottles and opened them just recently (2014) and it was not good at all. This beer dropped off quite a bit, I would encourage BAs to steer away from this one if you see it again in the stores. Not a good one once it has some age on it. Too bad.

TrevorWGrover, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Roberto11232, Jun 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Joe_Mahma, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Gron10
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.

Gron10, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

tmbgnicu, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

wolf_switzer, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

TheRougeBastard, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

frlrv1020, Jun 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

rab53, Jun 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33%

BcOneSeven, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

VTEno17, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Latarnik, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

MynamesRickJames, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

HollyHops, May 09, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 10/2011. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, cinnamon, clove, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, chili pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, dark malt, and cinnamon/chile spice notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, plum, fig, pear, cinnamon, clove, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, brown bread, clove, chile pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light chile heat/spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, cinnamon, clove, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, brown bread, chile pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and cinnamon/chile spice flavors; with big robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Belgian chile beer. All around fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, dark/bready malt, and cinnamon/chile spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

thatoneguymike, May 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Bosoxfan20, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

p-wagz, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

midlifec, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

berlinabb, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SoCalSuds, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

KevinGordon, Apr 18, 2014
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,457 ratings.