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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

1,427 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,427
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 22
Gots: 307 | FT: 32
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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pocat91619

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-19-2013 03:55:38 | More by pocat91619
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-19-2013 03:53:16 | More by drummermattie02
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fisherbray

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-18-2013 18:21:10 | More by fisherbray
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JMartin

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-18-2013 12:27:47 | More by JMartin
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

02-18-2013 07:56:23 | More by KickbacksSteve
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mbw314

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-18-2013 05:54:44 | More by mbw314
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-17-2013 06:43:02 | More by Eaglefan344
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

02-17-2013 03:00:10 | More by jmdrpi
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frozenjogurt

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-17-2013 02:28:41 | More by frozenjogurt
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Porter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-17-2013 01:10:16 | More by Porter
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Giggy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-17-2013 00:31:24 | More by Giggy
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dwoolley1

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-16-2013 22:27:07 | More by dwoolley1
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2013 20:39:14 | More by MaseFace
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-16-2013 17:44:29 | More by baklo
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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2013 05:22:03 | More by sbanacho
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richj1970

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured from 22 oz bottle into snifter glass.

A: Poured pitch black with less than one finger tan head. Some nice lacing on the glass.

S: Smell is all spice with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, all spice mixed with some bread and banana.

T: Spices dominate here along with hints of bitter chocolate or expresso. Much different flavor than your average brew.

M: Medium body with average carbonation and finishes a bit dry.

O: Interesting beer. The spiciness is nice on a cold winter night. I'm not sure I want to drink bottle after bottle of this one, but it is a very nice change of pace from other things I've had lately.

02-16-2013 00:49:09 | More by richj1970
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DudMan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-16-2013 00:46:14 | More by DudMan
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%

Had this on tap a few months back, now reviewing out of a bottle.

Pours jet black, much like the color of a stout but this has a great head and lace. Appearance is a mind trip since you think you should be drinking a stout with a great head, yet you know it's a Belgium Strong.

The smell is great. Tons of nutmeg and cinnamon. Two smell that I love. It does have a small metallic smell hidden behind the nutmeg and cinnamon but to be honest I only pick it up after I tasted it.

The taste is velvety with what you would expect from the smell. The nutmeg and cinnamon are very dominant and very well blended into the beer. However, I pick up a bit of metallic aftertaste from time to time which then I picked up from the smell too.

Overall, a very well put together beer which really is meant to drink in the winter rather than when I'm drinking it. Only a small flaw of a twinge of an aftertaste that knocks this down a bit. I really enjoyed this beer as a different kind of feel and would definite recommend it.

02-16-2013 00:45:58 | More by sjones5045
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nrombes

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2013 16:18:05 | More by nrombes
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Colosdog

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2013 07:32:05 | More by Colosdog
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-15-2013 03:17:30 | More by outoffocus
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ZombieJester

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-14-2013 21:11:16 | More by ZombieJester
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

02-14-2013 19:30:43 | More by GrindFatherBob
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-14-2013 19:22:53 | More by PaBeerLover
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Mikegonzo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-14-2013 18:54:08 | More by Mikegonzo
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,427 ratings.