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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

1,329 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1329
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. No true lace.

Big nutmeg and dark maltiness in the nose. You get the spice up front.

Boozy, cinnamon and nutmeg, brown bread crust, dark carmelized fruit, some burnt sugars, some palate clearing bitterness. Warming alcohol at the end. This has it all, and in great balance.

Full bodied, just right carbonation.

Terrific brew. Drinkable, lightly spicy, not overwhelming. Great cold-weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 00:07:13 | More by OtherShoe2
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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.

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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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