Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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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
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
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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