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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

1,424 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,424
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 21
Gots: 302 | FT: 31
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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July2Nov

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-26-2013 07:06:34 | More by July2Nov
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-26-2013 03:30:29 | More by ccozzi
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-25-2013 22:47:44 | More by Dhamma73
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-24-2013 16:13:55 | More by BostonPhilly
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-24-2013 03:56:42 | More by egrace84
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beerbtl

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-23-2013 20:08:55 | More by beerbtl
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MonkeyBrain

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-23-2013 18:42:00 | More by MonkeyBrain
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Geuzedad

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-23-2013 13:56:59 | More by Geuzedad
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teak

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-23-2013 12:42:38 | More by teak
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cfleming

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-22-2013 21:10:58 | More by cfleming
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-22-2013 17:10:32 | More by JTomczak
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MrSquash

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-22-2013 03:11:13 | More by MrSquash
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sjanowiak

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-21-2013 20:07:34 | More by sjanowiak
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chuckv

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-20-2013 13:00:59 | More by chuckv
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45nDown

Arizona

4.65/5  rDev +19.2%

Just don't drink this. Takes the Stone Arrogant Bastard to a whole new spicy level. Mix of slow and warm drinkin spicy goodnes. Don't judge just drink. There is ALOT going on in here but this beer really needs to be tasted slow. apparently it will-be better years to come.

06-19-2013 06:26:03 | More by 45nDown
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DubbelTrubbel

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Bottled on 12-6-12. Poured into a tulip glass

A- Black with a half-finger head of small tan bubbles

S- chocolate, hints of coffee. I do get some of the nutmeg and allspice.

T- dark roast flavors, noticeable bitterness, and a nice spiciness.

M- slick, but on the thin side for the abv. Drinks like a cup of hot chocolate. Carbonation only slightly prickly.

O- The promised "Belgian abbey-ish" characteristics are very restrained. It is certainly drier and more in line with an imperial stout, and the spiciness confuses it even more. There is some sweetness, though. I don't usually like beers with a lot of added spices, but this one is balanced and well done.

06-19-2013 05:20:00 | More by DubbelTrubbel
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-19-2013 01:50:40 | More by dbrelsfo
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hardy008

Minnesota

1.65/5  rDev -57.7%

Dark black with a less than one finger tan head with good retention for the abv, and spotty lacing. Looks more like an Imperial Stout than a BSDA. The aroma has cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. The aroma of the spices is so strong, that I can't smell anything else. I like these aromas in pumpkin beers, but the aromas here are much stronger than the aromas in pumpkin beer, and are way too strong in my opinion.

The taste is dominated by the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice, all of which are way too strong. There is a combination of sweetness from the spices, and charred roasted malt which clash with each other badly. Whoever thought these flavors would work well together was badly mistaken.

Medium bodied with too much carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter. The aftertaste is similar to brushing your teeth ,then eating peppermint candy while drinking coffee. I usually like or love almost everything Stone makes, but this is a huge exception. I'm glad I didn't buy more than one. of these. This beer does not resemble a Belgian Strong Dark Ale in any way.

06-19-2013 01:22:09 | More by hardy008
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Stonewallstrong

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-19-2013 01:01:54 | More by Stonewallstrong
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-18-2013 23:37:33 | More by PEIhop
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Poupae

Thailand

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-17-2013 23:00:07 | More by Poupae
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Bustersuess

New York

2/5  rDev -48.7%

06-17-2013 05:24:11 | More by Bustersuess
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-17-2013 02:57:36 | More by warnerry
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-16-2013 01:43:44 | More by TastyIsBeer
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lilnicky068

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2013 19:49:03 | More by lilnicky068
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,424 ratings.