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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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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-18-2012 21:26:52 | More by dvmin98
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dfillius

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass on 12/9/11
A: Moderate to aggressive pour yields 1+ finger of tight tan head with great retention. Crystal clear crimson-brown liquid is pretty!
S: Strong banana and clove. Some citrus, cream, slight cinnamon. Quite malty.
T: Hot pepper up front and throughout, but not hot per se. Cinnamon is there too. Chocolate at the end. Sweetness is there up front too and lasts. Odd and jumbled in the first two sips. It comes together better after that, but the pepper (I think) stays kind of weird and vegetal in the aftertaste. A major detractor. Maybe less hops would be better? I had this one alone and when I poured m second glass, the flavor coherence increased. Seems similar to a dubbel more so than a pale. A chili-dubbel?
M: Slightly spicy. Thick, almost chewy. Sweet and unpleasantly tangy.
O: Decent, I wouldn't buy again though. Not coherent enough or adherent to a particular idea. Jumbled, but it finally settled on a chili-dubbel in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 00:10:02 | More by dfillius
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Twifiter

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-15-2012 20:53:14 | More by Twifiter
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jlieber17

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-13-2012 01:50:40 | More by jlieber17
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Heathbrook

Hawaii

1/5  rDev -73.4%

10-10-2012 15:35:46 | More by Heathbrook
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SGMBARNES

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-08-2012 16:38:32 | More by SGMBARNES
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TheStashRide

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-08-2012 01:44:05 | More by TheStashRide
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grniz3

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-07-2012 18:45:40 | More by grniz3
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CoryK86

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

10-05-2012 02:24:27 | More by CoryK86
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JayQue

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one didn't do it for me. Poured into my Chimay goblet a clear orange/copper color with a small off white, fast fading head. No lacing.

Smell is cinnamon, spices (pepper) and sweet malt/caramel malt. Not bad.

Didn't care for the taste. The combination of chiles and cinnamon resulted in a strong medicinal taste, kind of like a mild version of Alvinne Balthazar (which I really dislike). Before the beer warms up, the medicinal taste and sweetness are really too strong. As the beer warms up, the cinnamon is more pronounce than the chiles and the medicinal taste is greatly reduced as is the sweetness, Still a little bitter medicin-y stab

Mouthfeel is rich enough. There is a little warming alcohol presence but it is not too much.

Overall there are muich better Strong Pale Ales out there. This is unusual but not that great a drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 01:11:00 | More by JayQue
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crowsoup

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-03-2012 19:21:02 | More by crowsoup
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-02-2012 20:28:33 | More by WoodburyMN
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KajII

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky dark amber brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown foamy head that reduced to a few puddles and a large collar with good sticky lacing.

The aroma was of roasted caramel malts and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of chocolate, toffee, cinnamon, chili's, dried fruit (raisons and figs) and a mild alcohol tinge.

The taste was malty sweet and a bit acidic with a note of caramel and a touch of cinnamon and chocolate early on, and then progressed with a seriously bold maltiness that had hints of toffee, dried fruit and a light spicy alcohol finish. The flavor lasted for a good long while with a slightly spicy sweet warming sensation, which hit you right in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel was a solid medium in body and dry in texture with a somewhat mild carbonation.

Overall this was a very interesting brew, lots of complexity with the flavors in this one. That being said, they all seemed to work extremely well together, making this a very enjoyable drinking experience...

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Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 16:41:32 | More by KajII
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-28-2012 01:12:38 | More by Horbar
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-28-2012 01:12:32 | More by Schmuckles
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CalebHiliadis

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

09-25-2012 22:23:48 | More by CalebHiliadis
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cfh64

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-23-2012 19:55:15 | More by cfh64
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-23-2012 01:48:40 | More by ralphw56
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bgramels

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-22-2012 01:35:43 | More by bgramels
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Bagoosh

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-20-2012 17:45:15 | More by Bagoosh
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mttdls

New York

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

09-19-2012 18:15:06 | More by mttdls
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eorwar

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-17-2012 10:00:01 | More by eorwar
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HopsintheSack

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-17-2012 01:38:16 | More by HopsintheSack
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j0501

Florida

2/5  rDev -46.8%

09-15-2012 12:58:07 | More by j0501
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Bank_of_Bad_Habits


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-15-2012 02:53:12 | More by Bank_of_Bad_Habits
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,435 ratings.