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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

1,453 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,453
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 22
Gots: 323 | FT: 35
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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3/5  rDev -23.3%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

MykeJ, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

malfunxion, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Beersnake1, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Roguer, Aug 22, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

Mattriordan, Aug 19, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

morimech, Aug 16, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -10%

clay_i, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
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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5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Wreckerpecker, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Thebrianeffect, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

WckdVbz, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

MaxPowers, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Kcman91, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

JFear, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of babaracas
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

babaracas, Jul 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

MicroBeerMan1980, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Strwrs777, Jul 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Can_has_beer, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

patre_tim, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

curlybird, Jul 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

HideYaBeer, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

MisledTitan, Jul 20, 2014
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,453 ratings.