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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic AleStone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,326 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1326
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HalfFull on 12-05-2012)
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-20-2013 02:34:22 | More by DrewskiWhit
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Stone Escondido on 4/3/14

A-Pours a very dark stout like color, black with a medium creamy brown head.

S-A nose of spices, anise, and clove.

T-The flavor is nutmeg, sweet spices, and some banana.

M-The mouthfeel is medium-thick and coats well. Decent carbonation this beer is very stout like.

O-Overall a very good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 16:21:34 | More by reebtaerG
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MoMoRythym007


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

04-12-2014 22:09:35 | More by MoMoRythym007
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tviz33

New York

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-12-2014 05:31:18 | More by tviz33
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LaurenGuy

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-11-2014 17:01:26 | More by LaurenGuy
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Brandon_Carver

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-10-2014 19:51:56 | More by Brandon_Carver
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Dec

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-10-2014 17:47:47 | More by Dec
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-09-2014 17:26:55 | More by afsdan
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-07-2014 17:01:42 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-07-2014 15:34:41 | More by Kurmaraja
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MrGone

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-06-2014 04:15:17 | More by MrGone
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Brob245

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-04-2014 23:47:38 | More by Brob245
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tinterlande

Maine

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-03-2014 19:32:30 | More by tinterlande
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-03-2014 19:16:19 | More by MattXT
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gio540

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-29-2014 17:54:39 | More by gio540
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vicg12

New York

2.83/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

Not impressed with this offering from Stone. Must be said that the beer is getting pretty old now, but I saw it on the shelf at a local brew store so I had to give it a try. The pour is beautiful, beer is very dark and puts off a rich chocolate color head; leaves a decent lace. The smell smacks you in the face with an aroma of cinnamon, allspice and another spice I can't put my finger on. The taste is what you would expect from the smell with a strong presence of cinnamon and allspice with an after-note of cloves, but the most predominate flavor is that of bitters! In my opinion this is not a good flavor for a beer. It just takes away from the fact that you are actually drinking a really well brewed beer. You concentrate on this overpowering spice pallet that leaves you forgetting that this taste is actually coming from a beer. Really complex flavor and I appreciate what they were trying to accomplish here, just not my cup of tea. Worst beer I have had from Stone. If I wanted to drink bitters I would have ordered a Prohibition style cocktail, so please, keep it out of my beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 13:17:32 | More by vicg12
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vma

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-27-2014 01:39:53 | More by vma
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levineju

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-21-2014 18:08:14 | More by levineju
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-21-2014 12:30:30 | More by KFrank729
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-21-2014 00:52:25 | More by rydev24
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-20-2014 12:39:44 | More by golf4collet
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Thecasehead

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-20-2014 00:13:33 | More by Thecasehead
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-19-2014 23:40:46 | More by DaftPatrick
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber with a jet black color and a very healthy foamy tan head. Has a huge combination of smells: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, banana. Taste is also highly complex, with cinnamon and ginger and medium bitterness in the finish. Has a full body, smooth mouthfeel. This is the best pumpkin beer I’ve had that’s not really a pumpkin beer. Among my favorite spiced ales, just a close second behind Unibroue’s La Terrible.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 21:10:26 | More by brutusmuktuk
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2014 14:38:38 | More by Brew33
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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.