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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: 420 | FT: 15
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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combatFlexo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-20-2014 01:54:17 | More by combatFlexo
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-14-2014 20:36:09 | More by bostonryan
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bierdeflanders

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-10-2014 07:12:34 | More by bierdeflanders
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-10-2014 00:22:28 | More by NooseJustice
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-09-2014 21:18:52 | More by Dreamer
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Chuggernaut00

California

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-08-2014 20:37:39 | More by Chuggernaut00
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-03-2014 00:10:44 | More by Hopstout
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BeerEngineer

California

4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

General: Got this from the Stone Beer Garden in downtown San Diego. I couldn't believe that they still had a couple of bottle of this so I picked up a couple. Poured it into my New Belgium tulip glass to enjoy tonight!

Appearance: Dark brown with ruby color with an off white head. The head disappears pretty quickly and doesn't have much lacing.

Aroma: There is an aroma of the red wine bottle that this was aged in, pretty nice. There is a touch of something spiced too. Very nice!

Mouthfeel: A little thinner than I would expect but still very nice. Carbonation is pretty mild

Taste: This is really strange. I'm not too sure about this flavor. There is a hint of the cinnamon and chills but the biggest flavor is the red wine barrel aging.

Overall: It's good, I enjoy it but it's not something that I will want all that often. It's unfortunate that this is retired because it's kind of weird and quirky and it would be fun every once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 05:32:53 | More by BeerEngineer
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-29-2014 02:13:33 | More by ThreeFishes
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blindtiger24

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

4oz draft pour into a tulip glass.

A: Deep brown ruby color with slight head.

S: Apple cider / pie smell. A bit of heat from the chile in the nose, but really faint.

T: Apple, cinnamon taste with hints of clove spice.

M: Creamy mouthfeel and not overly sweet. Not much chile heat.

O: Good, but not great. Was left wanting more from the taste and smell, especially with the chiles. Aging might bring out more complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2014 20:43:39 | More by blindtiger24
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-09-2014 22:33:29 | More by leftstagebrew
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.8%

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DerrickW

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-03-2014 23:59:23 | More by DerrickW
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MrLacinak

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-30-2013 18:53:53 | More by MrLacinak
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-30-2013 13:57:01 | More by BuckTuckian
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xacidx

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-27-2013 19:31:08 | More by xacidx
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Moo5152

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-14-2013 17:16:53 | More by Moo5152
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-13-2013 06:20:17 | More by jmdrpi
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-13-2013 03:16:18 | More by XmnwildX12
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-11-2013 03:31:15 | More by DerekMorgan
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-11-2013 02:33:57 | More by BostonPhilly
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thegrimone

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-09-2013 08:07:09 | More by thegrimone
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,435 ratings.