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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

1,408 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 282
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 20
Gots: 299 | FT: 28
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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Rothobinide

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-28-2014 22:43:44 | More by Rothobinide
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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timlyon

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

06-19-2014 03:16:04 | More by timlyon
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A-Coal black. Dirt, cocoa head is thick and sudsy. Tendrils of slow falling lacing.

S-Nutmeg. Walnut. Eggnog. Gingerbread. Cinnamon raisin cookie. Sweet and alcoholic.

T-Dark roasted hops. I'm guessing dark malts in there, can't taste 'em. Very hoppy, bitter. Dark cocoa. Rye. Ink. Resin. Great holiday/winter beer. 9% ABV? This is a slow sipper that tastes like it's in the 14% ABV range yet isn't. Robust flavors. Cinnamon finish. Warming births a new world of sensations, smells and tastes.

M-Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Goes down warming, bubbly, burns in a good way. A cool boiling sensation percolates down the chest.

O-Didn't realize this is a BSDA. Tastes like a porter/stout. Sometimes great beer can't always be pigeonholed and categorized. Stone's creativity has me anticipating the new series they'll do now that Vertical Epic is done. A great beer to enjoy while it lasts. One of the better super dark beers I have had. I can chug on it a bit, or slow slip.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 04:38:58 | More by shacawgo24
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Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

12-26-2012 18:48:08 | More by CBodamer
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

12-22-2012 02:58:19 | More by ajdemma
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KhangGarrett

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

12-08-2012 05:46:15 | More by KhangGarrett
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Puokie


4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First review here, and what a beer to do it on.

Aggressive pour into tulip.

A: Pours a very dark, nearly black brown. Two fingers of creamy brown head. Head recedes quickly, leaving a tiny bit of sparkling lace.

S: Smells like Christmas. Nutmeg dominates the aroma, with cinnamon and allspice backing it up. A hint of citrus?

T: Tastes like it smells. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice up front. A small bit of citrus, barely noticeable. Finishes with a bit of welcomed bitterness with burnt dark chocolate. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. Very well hidden.

M: Small bubbles dancing on the tongue. Very nice. Only downside was it was a bit dry on the finish. Almost like a sparkling wine.

O: A great beer worth a pick up. Definitely an epic end to an epic run.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 22:40:19 | More by Puokie
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Ohio

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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.