1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic AleStone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

1,478 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,478
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 41
Gots: 437 | FT: 21
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,478 | Reviews: 474 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jzeilinger
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

Photo of elektronen
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of kneary13
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Sgregorini74
2.28/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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.

Photo of Beaz18
3.76/5  rDev 0%

Photo of spykespnoypbg
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Roguer
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Photo of Mattriordan
4.8/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of sfprint
2.48/5  rDev -34%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of JakeBarnett
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of clay_i
4.48/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Thebrianeffect
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of ralerwen
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Fitze
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Flaherbear
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of GPHarris
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Photo of curlybird
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Nova_K
2.58/5  rDev -31.4%
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.

Photo of mrjez
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Treyliff
3.91/5  rDev +4%
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.

Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,478 ratings.