Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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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
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
4.49/5 rDev +15.1%
If you a fan of bourbon banana flamebe this is your beer... extremely similar in taste
appearance: dark espresso with a vanilla head
aroma: cinnamon, orange, allspice,
taste: cinnamon, orange, allspice, aged/roasted banana, woodsy
mouthfeel: fullbody, medium-light
overall good quality beer outstanding
07-05-2014 05:13:47 | More by BeerME_562
4.21/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours silken black with little to no cream colored head.
Aromas of mocha, fruit, almond, sweet booze
Taste follows nose..twangy banana like sweetness with a coffee mocha rounding out. Flavor is deep and complex..flavors open as temp warms.
Mouthfeel is slippery and full.. Not heavy but well developed.
Overall a complex and different beer..have not had any of the other vertical epics but I would gather that they were probably quite something from the tastes of this.
07-02-2014 03:07:02 | More by fgmiele
4.75/5 rDev +21.8%
Color- near black with dark mocha head.
Aroma- nutmeg, cinnamon, raisin and other spices.
Taste- (initial tasting on 12/30/2012) Starts with a spiced intro including clove, cinnamon, and pine needles, then mellows out with roasted malt notes, finishing with a balanced hoppiness.
Aged test 10/20/2013- on retest this is ambrosia. This is like eating a homemade pumpkin pie while drinking an aged Scotch with the faint aroma of pipe smoke in the background. Silky and beautiful! A true epic.
Each time poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).
06-29-2014 22:53:02 | More by utfiero
4.69/5 rDev +20.3%
Appearance: Straight black with very nice lacing and very nice retention.
Nose: Grape must, mint, lavender, bananaa, chocolate, with a little tuft of toffee. Nutmeg, faint rose hips and hibiscus at the end.
Taste: great balance, slight orange, chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg, with a Pepsi finish.
Notes: I was married on 12/12/12 at 12:12:12 in Tikal, Guatemala. This is our beer and it is fantastic.
06-23-2014 01:24:15 | More by travolta
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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