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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: 303 | 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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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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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-20-2014 01:05:51 | More by MisledTitan
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Bottled on 12/6/12, poured into stone snifter

A- pours a dark brown, nearly black color with a small creamy khaki colored head that has good retention long after the pour, leaving some lace behind

S- big dose of clove and nutmeg, with hints of cinnamon, allspice, gingerbread, floral sweetness, fruitcake, burnt dark sugar and fig. Spices are still pronounced.

T- first impression is that the spices are still pronounced, big flavors of clove, cinnamon, gingerbread cookie, nutmeg, allspice, tastes like Christmas in a glass. The finish lingers charred malt, candied orange and sweet figs, awesome

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, just a touch of abv warmth

O- this was a home run for me. One of the best "Christmas" spiced beers that I've ever had and the spices are still alive and kicking. Very good start to a 7 year vertical

07-19-2014 23:50:44 | More by Treyliff
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Viperman1316

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-19-2014 18:20:32 | More by Viperman1316
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.26/5  rDev +9.2%

I saw this in a local tobacco and beer place called "Habits" in Salem OR and thought I would take a chance since it was in the fridge. Cost? $3.99 Pours a dark dark brown almost blackcurrant look..nice thick tan head. Nice moderate spicy coriander aspects along with small "barnyard and blackberries in the aroma..very pleasing to the nose. Taste is all of the above with a touch of bitters and very smooth and well melded. Some dark roasted coffee in the end but in balance with the whole. Mouth feel on this is spectacular, smooth oh so silky smooth yet kicks in with some refreshing surprises. Excellent drink..the age seems to have been good for this beer. There is one left..i plan to get it tomorrow.

07-19-2014 18:18:53 | More by Reidrover
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-19-2014 06:08:56 | More by zestar
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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,424 ratings.