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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

1,473 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,473
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 40
Gots: 433 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

olradetbalder, Friday at 07:16 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Techichi, Tuesday at 04:44 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Joshmistake, Nov 18, 2014
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2.2/5  rDev -41.3%

yovan, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of devilben02
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I held onto this one for some time in the back of my fridge waiting for a good reason to open it. Monday night at home seems good enough of a reason. It pours with a dark amber color that is copped by a big, foamy head. At this point, I expected the aroma to be pretty muted, and it was save for some bread, caramel, and a little bit of the chile. There is still a good hit of spice still present in the flavor, however, which provides a little punch and a little added sweetness even. The additions raise this beer from a solid, malty amber ale without seeming gimmicky. Maybe some of the character has been lost with age, but I found this beer to be quite enjoyable.

devilben02, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

athomasPSU, Oct 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

Melistack, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

KCBeerNerd, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Devil_Doc, Oct 06, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

Fordknox, Oct 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

In 2011, the Vertical Epic series went all haywire and cooked up a chile beer. I've had this style once before at a local Denver brewery, but this one was a little better. Still plenty of spice, and you have to pair it with the right food to make it work, but it was worth searching for and sharing with friends.

dcscientist, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

blabaer, Sep 26, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -16.8%

vma, Sep 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

kingmaker, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jwerner23, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Cinnamon and and peppers are well faded, more cinnamon and caramel malt than anything.
Very faint cinnamon in the nose with very little pepper. Medium body, slick mouthfeel.

Uneventful and I should have opened this right after I bought it a few years ago.

jzeilinger, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

elektronen, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

kneary13, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
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2.28/5  rDev -39.2%

Sgregorini74, Aug 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Pours a nice transparent amber w a thin head. Nose and flavor ate stale cardboard chocolate chili. Stone hints of cinnamon as well not bad, not amazing. Definitely tame in the hat and cinnamon.

cosmicevan, Aug 27, 2014
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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,473 ratings.