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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

1,396 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,396
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 20
Gots: 299 | FT: 26
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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Reviews by avalon07:
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a black color and a thick, impenetrable texture. There was an inch of foamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very spicy aroma, with lots of cinnamon and nutmeg coming through. Some malt and yeast as well.

T: Tasted of lots of spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice - as well as orange, Belgian yeast, and malt. Basically, the flavor here is like a lot of BSDAs, but with the welcome addition of Christmas-style spices. Very complex and tasty.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Slightly different than other beers of the style, this edition of Vertical Epic is definitely worth trying. A drinkable, well made beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 00:02:24 | More by avalon07
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jeffaroo95

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-08-2014 17:39:25 | More by jeffaroo95
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California

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07-06-2014 23:48:40 | More by mudboneINla
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BeerME_562

California

4.49/5  rDev +15.1%
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

overall good quality beer outstanding

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 05:13:47 | More by BeerME_562
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-03-2014 22:58:17 | More by sammyg832
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California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-03-2014 16:45:25 | More by BigV
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-03-2014 12:32:51 | More by PTEdelman
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fgmiele

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Overall a complex and different beer..have not had any of the other vertical epics but I would gather that they were probably quite something from the tastes of this.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 03:07:02 | More by fgmiele
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-30-2014 13:17:11 | More by hozersr
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utfiero

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Color- near black with dark mocha head.

Aroma- nutmeg, cinnamon, raisin and other spices.

Taste- (initial tasting on 12/30/2012) Starts with a spiced intro including clove, cinnamon, and pine needles, then mellows out with roasted malt notes, finishing with a balanced hoppiness.

Aged test 10/20/2013- on retest this is ambrosia. This is like eating a homemade pumpkin pie while drinking an aged Scotch with the faint aroma of pipe smoke in the background. Silky and beautiful! A true epic.

Each time poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).

Serving type: bottle

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nleaders

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-29-2014 20:18:12 | More by nleaders
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Rothobinide

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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travolta

California

4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Straight black with very nice lacing and very nice retention.

Nose: Grape must, mint, lavender, bananaa, chocolate, with a little tuft of toffee. Nutmeg, faint rose hips and hibiscus at the end.

Taste: great balance, slight orange, chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg, with a Pepsi finish.

Notes: I was married on 12/12/12 at 12:12:12 in Tikal, Guatemala. This is our beer and it is fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 01:24:15 | More by travolta
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California

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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jrohrbacher

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Joe_Mahma

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-19-2014 18:09:17 | More by Joe_Mahma
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timlyon

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a signature Stone snifter glass. Vintage bottle from 2012, poured 06/14/2014.

Appearance: Very dark opaque brown-black with medium bubbles, head is tan rising to maybe a notch below finger's length.

Smell: Sour yeast smell, bland could be more potent.

Taste: Nice complex and smooth, heavy nutmeg feel. Lightly spicy with a pinch of sourness to it. It is definitely not for everyone.

Mouth: Medium bodied carbonation. Yeast feel at the end that comes off a bit dry.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all and if you see the bottle grab it. I bought this a very long time ago upon it's release and decided to finally crack it open just for the hell of it. Drink up and enjoy, Salud!

Serving type: bottle

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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,396 ratings.