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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

1,439 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,439
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 314 | FT: 34
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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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

PTEdelman, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of fgmiele
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

fgmiele, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of hozersr
4.25/5  rDev +9%

hozersr, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of utfiero
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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).

utfiero, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of nleaders
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

nleaders, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Rothobinide
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Rothobinide, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of travolta
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

travolta, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Wildwood_Brew
2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Wildwood_Brew, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Klebe
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Klebe, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jrohrbacher, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Flaherbear, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Joe_Mahma
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Joe_Mahma, Jun 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

timlyon, Jun 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

JJWIGHT, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Canada_Dan, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a signature Stone snifter glass. Vintage bottle from 2012, poured 06/14/2014.

Appearance: Very dark opaque brown-black with medium bubbles, head is tan rising to maybe a notch below finger's length.

Smell: Sour yeast smell, bland could be more potent.

Taste: Nice complex and smooth, heavy nutmeg feel. Lightly spicy with a pinch of sourness to it. It is definitely not for everyone.

Mouth: Medium bodied carbonation. Yeast feel at the end that comes off a bit dry.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all and if you see the bottle grab it. I bought this a very long time ago upon it's release and decided to finally crack it open just for the hell of it. Drink up and enjoy, Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of kingjohnh
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

kingjohnh, Jun 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

JLeet, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

ThaJokerWild, Jun 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

acknight, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

GiantMidget, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

LakerLeith, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

mattreitz49, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

SoCalSuds, Jun 08, 2014
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,439 ratings.