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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,518 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,518
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 24
Gots: 356 | FT: 41
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:
Beer added by: HalfFull on 12-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A deep ruddy black-brown. Head is tan and dissipates quickly to a small bubbly head. Carbonation is on the high side of moderate. Some lacing, but not much.

Smell: Loaded with spice. Cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg, all the usual suspects. Almost something like pepper spiciness as well. Yeast adds another spice element that's distinct. Minimal hopping, with some hints at citrus. Deeply sweet, pushing toward molasses and brown sugar at times. Some alcohol heat as well. Bready with a rich dark fruit component layered throughout. It's decidedly Christmas.

Taste: A bit burnt with a deep roasted character. The spice plays a huge role, running the entire gamut. The yeast drops esters like a pro. Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, it's all there and there's a solid amount of it. Gets a little overbearing as it warms. Dark brown bread and deeply caramelized malts. Sweet. A good bit of caramel and deeper brown sugars. Alcohol pushes through.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a slightly above average carbonation. Nice and smooth with a surprisingly almost clean finish.

Overall: Better than most series finales.

An Imperial Belgian Winter Warmer. It's good.

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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,518 ratings.