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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

1,443 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,443
Reviews: 287
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 22
Gots: 317 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

DaKur, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

bootsandbeer, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

asafarc2, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of KomodoDragon
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Showed some respect and poured this opaque brew into a chalice. Tiny tan head, some retention but no lacing.

S - Hello allspice! and some cinnamon. Can I get some pumpkin pie to go with this?

T - First impression is a glass of banana bread.. It transitions into some fruitiness - raisins, plum - and has some burnt chocolate flavors. Adds some milk and creaminess as it warms.

M - for such complexity, there is light backbone to this

Nice holiday brew feel to this. Lots to discover, much to enjoy.

KomodoDragon, Feb 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

troegaarden, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

chugamugofsud, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

boudreaux, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

jtdolla911, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Rainier, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

CreightonSM, Feb 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

RudnicsMEB, Feb 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

JMS1512, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of jucifer1818
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: very, very, very dark amber with a thick head
4.25/5

s: thick xmas spice. allspice, clove, cinnamon, coriander, etc. A little pit of pumpkin pie spice as well.
Exceptional. 5/5

t: light on the spice (for the smell), but with a heavy hoppy backbone. Slight smokey/earthy flavors in the after taste.
3.5/5

m: Grainy, but heavy mouthfeel 4/5

Overall: I was surprised by the smell of this beer, and It got me excited for the beer, but it ended up being like any other stone brew, hoppy, hoppy, hoppy. To be honest, this may be my opinion, but it does not work here.
This brew would had worked better to work off of its malt and spice character, which is exceptional, but is blighted by its heavy and unnecessary hoppyness

This beer might taste amazing with some decent cellaring to cut down on its hops and bring out the good beer that I know is in here somewhere. but as it is, I just see it as being slightly above average
3.5/5

jucifer1818, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Lovely85, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

StefanosG, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

TychoNDC, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

pocat91619, Feb 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

drummermattie02, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

fisherbray, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

JMartin, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Dark beige head, good retention on a black body. Soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma dominated by spices...white pepper, clove, cardamon, mint. Taste includes all of the above, they actually work very well together. Certainly never tasted anything quite like this one. Looking forward to trying this one into the future. Paired well with my shrimp stir fry.

KickbacksSteve, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

mbw314, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Eaglefan344, Feb 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

jmdrpi, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

frozenjogurt, Feb 17, 2013
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,443 ratings.