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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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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.

Nova_K, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of mrjez
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

mrjez, Jul 21, 2014
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.

Treyliff, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of CUbeerfan
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

CUbeerfan, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My good friend decided it was time to crack the Epic from 11/11/11. The beer poured a cloudy amber with no head and no lacing. The scent carried a definite chili type spice and a faint cinnamon flare. The taste was very smooth but had big chilli at the end. The start was sweet. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall I am grateful to try this beer.

WoodBrew, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +6.4%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

strohme2, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of BigV
4.25/5  rDev +13%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of nleaders
4.25/5  rDev +13%

nleaders, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of LakerLeith
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Rothobinide
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Rothobinide, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of TrevorWGrover
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
Photo of Roberto11232
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Roberto11232, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Joe_Mahma
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
Photo of tmbgnicu
4/5  rDev +6.4%

tmbgnicu, Jun 13, 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
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,457 ratings.