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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

1,444 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,444
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 316 | FT: 34
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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Ratings: 1,444 | Reviews: 287 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lakersfan16
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

lakersfan16, Sunday at 04:56 PM
Photo of dcscientist
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%

The 2012 Vertical Epic release was, appropriately, a winter seasonal, and it was excellent. Everything you'd want in a winter warmer, plus some bonus alcohol just because. Very well done, and I hope I can find some of this next winter somehow.

dcscientist, Friday at 08:50 PM
Photo of Ohsdrummer08
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Ohsdrummer08, Friday at 07:30 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

jaredtp, Friday at 06:55 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

blabaer, Friday at 05:07 AM
Photo of dshansen1184
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

dshansen1184, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of booga73
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%

booga73, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of CK319
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%

CK319, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of kingmaker
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

kingmaker, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of dagubna
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Austin_Cohen
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Austin_Cohen, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Hootie159
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Hootie159, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of MoreIPAs
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%

MoreIPAs, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of MattWhoElse187
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

MattWhoElse187, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of kneary13
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

kneary13, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Ludes
1.93/5  rDev -50.5%

Ludes, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of MykeJ
4/5  rDev +2.6%

MykeJ, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

malfunxion, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Beersnake1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Beersnake1, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Tons of spice! Nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. Roasty finish.

Roguer, Aug 22, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +20%

Mattriordan, Aug 19, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

morimech, Aug 16, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -9.7%

clay_i, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was a murky brown color, perhaps leaning toward blackness.

Smell - The malts in the aroma gave the impression of sweet and sour fruits. Without knowing, it would difficult to pinpoint the style based on the aroma.

Taste - My initial thought was that this is a lot like chai tea. There was malty goodness laying in the background, but the spiciness jumps out. There is a measure of chocolate in the aftertaste which leans slightly dry.

Mouthfeel - There is a degree of thickness as this one coats the tongue and lingers. One is really able to appreciate the spices as it lingers.

Overall - I am not sure about the bag reputation this one has, but I enjoyed it.

JohnnyHopps, Aug 10, 2014
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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,444 ratings.