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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

1,396 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,396
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 20
Gots: 299 | FT: 26
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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brewmanchu

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

01-03-2013 00:09:30 | More by brewmanchu
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rangr514

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

01-02-2013 23:54:29 | More by rangr514
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tiwee23


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-02-2013 23:37:50 | More by tiwee23
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Kromes

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Pitch black with a thin line of tan colored bubbles on top.

Licorice, gingerbread, roasted malt, and chocolate aromas.

The flavor is very intense up front with strong gingerbread and anise flavors. These flavors do not fade and blend with a grassy hop and roasted malt in the finish.

Full body with peppery carbonation. Has a bit of an oily feel to it.

I really like the gingerbread and licorice flavors in this beer. I can see where it may turn people off as these are very polarizing flavors. For me, it is an excellent beer.

Serving type: growler

01-02-2013 23:29:11 | More by Kromes
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hyoung41

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-02-2013 23:10:03 | More by hyoung41
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.7/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Shared a bottle on NYE

Pours very black with a small coffee head with no retention or lacing.

Heavily spiced aromas. Cloves overpower, but also cinnamon along with a sweet toffee malt backbone.

Mostly follows the nose. I get a little coffee and roasted malts that weren't present in the nose, but the clove still overshadows any sort of subtle flavor components.

Heavy carbonation makes it a bit hard to drink. Medium bodied.

Haven't liked one of these in a few years. Way too much clove and the spices are well out of balance. Glad I only bought one of these as I'm not even really sure I want to drink it much less multiples.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 20:34:54 | More by jmarsh123
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MADPolo

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-02-2013 20:29:04 | More by MADPolo
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duplisea

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-02-2013 20:17:33 | More by duplisea
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mattkoon

South Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

got this 12.12.12 in my monthly beer club, which is cool because i was wanting to try it since it was released a month ago. i heard it was gonna be in this months club, so i decided to wait. 1st off it pours a great looking black with a light tan almost white head. it looks solid and opaque almost scary. the smell is very spicy sweet, like holiday cookies. full of nutmeg and cinnamon, maybe molasses and caramel. the tastes rolls into your mouth kicking with a strong bitter, followed by all the sweet spices that the smell promises, and leaves your mouth coated in a delicious bitter. i really like this beer a lot, stone did a really good job with it, but who and i kidding they do a good job with all of their beers. happy drinking, you arrogant bastards!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 20:15:30 | More by mattkoon
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sneaks2210

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-02-2013 20:07:16 | More by sneaks2210
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JWing

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-02-2013 19:46:19 | More by JWing
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dmcdede

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-02-2013 18:53:51 | More by dmcdede
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2013 18:14:58 | More by Charlie_Hoss
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sailorastro

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2013 16:20:58 | More by sailorastro
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-02-2013 15:35:24 | More by ryser2k
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Dragon17

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-02-2013 13:26:45 | More by Dragon17
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mattyrubes

New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

01-02-2013 02:53:34 | More by mattyrubes
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PerHops

California

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Super black, very tiny head retention. Looks simply amazing for the style. Much darker than I expected.

S- There is a spice factory at work here. Where to begin? Cloves, cinnamon, allspice, with some dark fruit, molasses, and some bitter herb(s).

T- Follows the nose, sort of. I get much more tobacco, leather, coffee, but still spice driven. Semi sweet, with a somewhat dry, bitter finish.

M- A little more carbonated than what I expected. I would say this does work in the beers favor with how spice laden it is.

O- Pretty good beer, Looking forward to the bottle I am aging!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 02:34:28 | More by PerHops
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davelag

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2013 01:01:22 | More by davelag
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-01-2013 22:51:34 | More by Lee_Hancock
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swungomonkey


3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2013 22:49:26 | More by swungomonkey
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-01-2013 22:10:49 | More by kirkse
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bmoney

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2013 17:19:17 | More by bmoney
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-01-2013 15:44:19 | More by csmartin6
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nh2032

New York

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-01-2013 14:44:44 | More by nh2032
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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