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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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very good

1,489 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,489
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 22
Gots: 339 | FT: 35
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.32/5  rDev -15.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%

Tons of spice! Nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice. Roasty finish.

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4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.52/5  rDev -10%

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4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,489 ratings.