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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

1,408 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 20
Gots: 299 | FT: 28
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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IPA1978

Missouri

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-09-2014 00:17:16 | More by IPA1978
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tvia84

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-07-2014 22:42:17 | More by tvia84
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-05-2014 23:14:16 | More by XmnwildX12
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ArmedsouthernEr

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-05-2014 03:17:36 | More by ArmedsouthernEr
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sleepyteacher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-05-2014 00:58:26 | More by sleepyteacher
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Coal black. Dirt, cocoa head is thick and sudsy. Tendrils of slow falling lacing.

S-Nutmeg. Walnut. Eggnog. Gingerbread. Cinnamon raisin cookie. Sweet and alcoholic.

T-Dark roasted hops. I'm guessing dark malts in there, can't taste 'em. Very hoppy, bitter. Dark cocoa. Rye. Ink. Resin. Great holiday/winter beer. 9% ABV? This is a slow sipper that tastes like it's in the 14% ABV range yet isn't. Robust flavors. Cinnamon finish. Warming births a new world of sensations, smells and tastes.

M-Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Goes down warming, bubbly, burns in a good way. A cool boiling sensation percolates down the chest.

O-Didn't realize this is a BSDA. Tastes like a porter/stout. Sometimes great beer can't always be pigeonholed and categorized. Stone's creativity has me anticipating the new series they'll do now that Vertical Epic is done. A great beer to enjoy while it lasts. One of the better super dark beers I have had. I can chug on it a bit, or slow slip.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 04:38:58 | More by shacawgo24
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StevanTheVegan

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-03-2014 02:26:41 | More by StevanTheVegan
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-02-2014 21:48:31 | More by Kubrickx
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garthdreese

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

01-02-2014 20:02:25 | More by garthdreese
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dar482

New York

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The aroma of this beer is spiciness with some sweetness and roasted notes.

The flavor has a big stout character with some roasted malt and chocolate notes. It then follows with toffee and dried fruits and spiciness. The finish is quite drying with that Belgian spice note.

An interesting brew and my first attempt at a Stone Vertical. This is quite good. The stout and Belgian strong dark balance is interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2014 04:13:57 | More by dar482
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-01-2014 23:30:34 | More by Massbmx
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HeyYoMar

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-01-2014 02:35:56 | More by HeyYoMar
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-01-2014 00:28:53 | More by bschinelli
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NEdward

Rhode Island

2.63/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: brackish, very dark, minimal head

S: overpoweringly sweet -- molasses, beets, carrots

T: a day old fruit cake and V8

M: thick, overstayed its welcome

O: picked this up in september or october with a few other bombers and definitely regretted it. a sludgy opaque mass of overripe sweetness and a distinct vegetable juice finish. yuck.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 06:14:50 | More by NEdward
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-31-2013 04:11:34 | More by heerboth
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-30-2013 16:46:34 | More by rudabegga9
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-30-2013 13:57:45 | More by BuckTuckian
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david18

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

12-29-2013 18:01:38 | More by david18
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prototypic

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-29-2013 03:15:38 | More by prototypic
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2013 02:52:32 | More by OnryAndMean
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-28-2013 02:20:11 | More by xShoWTeKx
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-27-2013 17:39:00 | More by IPAchris
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spw109

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-27-2013 15:43:16 | More by spw109
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TheosTheories

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-26-2013 23:34:17 | More by TheosTheories
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Theogre83

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-25-2013 21:42:56 | More by Theogre83
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.