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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic AleStone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,411 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,411
Reviews: 283
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 20
Gots: 300 | FT: 29
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HalfFull on 12-05-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a near black with dense dark brown head, a spray of lace on the glass. Smell: a lot of baking spices, fig, date bread, cooked pear note, double sweet stout level of sweetness. Taste: tons of caramel, some chocolate syrup, roast note, prune, nutmeg and allspice. It's like chocolate spiced eggnog poured over date bread splashed with orange liquor. It's a dessert at this point and a nice holiday beer. For the style, even for a "noel" take on the style, it's way over the top.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 12/6/12, poured into stone snifter

A- pours a dark brown, nearly black color with a small creamy khaki colored head that has good retention long after the pour, leaving some lace behind

S- big dose of clove and nutmeg, with hints of cinnamon, allspice, gingerbread, floral sweetness, fruitcake, burnt dark sugar and fig. Spices are still pronounced.

T- first impression is that the spices are still pronounced, big flavors of clove, cinnamon, gingerbread cookie, nutmeg, allspice, tastes like Christmas in a glass. The finish lingers charred malt, candied orange and sweet figs, awesome

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, just a touch of abv warmth

O- this was a home run for me. One of the best "Christmas" spiced beers that I've ever had and the spices are still alive and kicking. Very good start to a 7 year vertical

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4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I saw this in a local tobacco and beer place called "Habits" in Salem OR and thought I would take a chance since it was in the fridge. Cost? $3.99 Pours a dark dark brown almost blackcurrant look..nice thick tan head. Nice moderate spicy coriander aspects along with small "barnyard and blackberries in the aroma..very pleasing to the nose. Taste is all of the above with a touch of bitters and very smooth and well melded. Some dark roasted coffee in the end but in balance with the whole. Mouth feel on this is spectacular, smooth oh so silky smooth yet kicks in with some refreshing surprises. Excellent drink..the age seems to have been good for this beer. There is one left..i plan to get it tomorrow.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

If you a fan of bourbon banana flamebe this is your beer... extremely similar in taste

appearance: dark espresso with a vanilla head

aroma: cinnamon, orange, allspice,

taste: cinnamon, orange, allspice, aged/roasted banana, woodsy

mouthfeel: fullbody, medium-light

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Pours silken black with little to no cream colored head.

Aromas of mocha, fruit, almond, sweet booze

Taste follows nose..twangy banana like sweetness with a coffee mocha rounding out. Flavor is deep and complex..flavors open as temp warms.

Mouthfeel is slippery and full.. Not heavy but well developed.

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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.