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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: 421 | FT: 16
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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VTEno17

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-29-2014 21:04:51 | More by VTEno17
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-29-2014 20:56:33 | More by Latarnik
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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-25-2014 00:28:33 | More by MynamesRickJames
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-09-2014 08:17:37 | More by HollyHops
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superspak

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 03:45:57 | More by superspak
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-05-2014 00:38:51 | More by thatoneguymike
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

05-04-2014 18:36:26 | More by Bosoxfan20
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p-wagz

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-29-2014 01:29:57 | More by p-wagz
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midlifec

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-27-2014 01:23:09 | More by midlifec
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berlinabb

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-22-2014 21:16:33 | More by berlinabb
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SoCalSuds

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-21-2014 01:00:55 | More by SoCalSuds
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-18-2014 13:07:42 | More by KevinGordon
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.79/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

reviewed from notes

Pours dark amber - medium brown in color, unfiltered. smells slightly spicy sweet, more cinnamon on the nose than peppers. Taste very different and unique just like most stone beers. chili peppers not apparent to me really, I'd say low on the scale of hot pepper spice, much more tame than "Rogues" chipotle ale. The cinnamon is very subtle which is fine by me because I hate cinnamon. This also has a very belgiany, the Belgian "qualities" in the beer are very apparent, high carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 04:14:28 | More by Beerlover
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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devilfluff

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-03-2014 01:34:49 | More by devilfluff
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-20-2014 12:40:06 | More by golf4collet
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-19-2014 23:38:04 | More by DaftPatrick
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Tricerahops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-16-2014 16:22:48 | More by Tricerahops
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-16-2014 05:42:09 | More by TubaDan
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Brasso

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-02-2014 22:55:42 | More by Brasso
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-26-2014 14:14:01 | More by Griffith
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LeahM

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

02-25-2014 17:59:26 | More by LeahM
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-25-2014 04:39:42 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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Geegmasta

New York

3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a large tulip glass
Aged about one year and two months

Appearance- Pours a deep ruby red with a large release of bubbles as the glass was turned upright. The bubble explosion created an anxious head that came on strong in size and slowly diffused back into the body. No lacing was perceived.

Smell- Very fruity, with a hint of apple? Almost smells like a wine, possibly hinting at the ABV content.

Taste- Comes on with a very subtle fruit and malt 1-2 jab which led to the knockout chocolate/chili hay-maker. Very smooth and the change was unexpected but greatly appreciated.

Mouthfeel- Smooth with very light carbonation. Medium body feel that coats the mouth and quickly recedes down to the palette towards the esophagus.

Overall- A very good brew. Like the bottles describes – it is definitely an epic journey with twists in the plot. Comes on fruity and malty with a sweetness of caramel that flips to a spicy cinnamon with a full flavor of the exotic chili and some chocolate. No real hint at the ABV, which is 9.4%. A great drink that I’d like to enjoy again. (Really pairs well as a chaser with dragon berry rum. May try adding some to the beer for a little extra kick)

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 00:03:19 | More by Geegmasta
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defect_

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-23-2014 21:31:50 | More by defect_
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,435 ratings.