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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

1,429 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,429
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 310 | FT: 33
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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1.93/5  rDev -50.5%

09-01-2014 05:18:11 | More by Ludes
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masterofsparks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-31-2014 21:32:39 | More by masterofsparks
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MykeJ

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-29-2014 01:47:09 | More by MykeJ
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malfunxion

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-25-2014 13:42:27 | More by malfunxion
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Beersnake1

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-25-2014 00:25:01 | More by Beersnake1
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

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

08-22-2014 00:47:48 | More by Roguer
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Mattriordan

California

4.68/5  rDev +20%

08-19-2014 04:45:05 | More by Mattriordan
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morimech

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

08-16-2014 19:34:34 | More by morimech
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clay_i

Georgia

3.52/5  rDev -9.7%

08-15-2014 02:02:25 | More by clay_i
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +13.1%

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.

08-10-2014 17:35:59 | More by JohnnyHopps
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Wreckerpecker

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.2%

I had the privilege of drinking this AMAZING beer last night at a friends going away party. To make a long story short, this beer IS CHRISTMAS in a bottle. Smells of eggnog, gingerbread, cinnamon, and a touch of nutmeg. The taste is rich, thick, and tastes of the previously stated scents. TL;DR I would buy this beer if I come across it again.

08-10-2014 17:28:51 | More by Wreckerpecker
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Thebrianeffect

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-07-2014 22:19:33 | More by Thebrianeffect
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-07-2014 15:06:08 | More by DrBier
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-04-2014 00:50:54 | More by WckdVbz
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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-03-2014 20:33:16 | More by JoelClark
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MaxPowers

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2014 02:47:10 | More by MaxPowers
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Kcman91

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-31-2014 05:04:52 | More by Kcman91
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JFear

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-30-2014 18:44:27 | More by JFear
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babaracas

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a near black with dense dark brown head, a spray of lace on the glass. Smell: a lot of baking spices, fig, date bread, cooked pear note, double sweet stout level of sweetness. Taste: tons of caramel, some chocolate syrup, roast note, prune, nutmeg and allspice. It's like chocolate spiced eggnog poured over date bread splashed with orange liquor. It's a dessert at this point and a nice holiday beer. For the style, even for a "noel" take on the style, it's way over the top.

07-30-2014 04:22:58 | More by babaracas
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-28-2014 03:46:12 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Strwrs777

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-28-2014 01:35:18 | More by Strwrs777
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Can_has_beer

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-26-2014 14:16:28 | More by Can_has_beer
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patre_tim

China

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-23-2014 02:59:11 | More by patre_tim
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-21-2014 19:34:09 | More by curlybird
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HideYaBeer

Florida

5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-20-2014 16:42:34 | More by HideYaBeer
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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,429 ratings.