Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.66/5 rDev -6.4%
A nice dubble. Light cola color with a light brown head and a bit of lace here and there.
Bready nose with a surprising amount of caramel and fruit. Figs and light Belgian funk..
Taste is typical for the style, with a healthy amount of dark fruits and malt. Light bitterness in the finish is dry and earthy. A touch of alcohol and light pepper spiciness.
Feel is thick and smoothly carbonated. Good winter weight.
A nice take on the style.
02-03-2014 01:43:15 | More by scootny
3.85/5 rDev -1.5%
4oz draft pour into a tulip glass.
A: Deep ruby color with limited carbonation and quickly fading head.
S: Fig and raisin aromas.
T: Sweet bourbon, fig, plum, fruit cake, and caramel flavors.
M: Maple syrup like mouthfeel.
O: Enjoyable holiday evoking ale, but mouthfeel was too viscous for my liking.
01-22-2014 20:16:06 | More by blindtiger24
British Columbia (Canada)
3.61/5 rDev -7.7%
Appearance. Pours amber-brown with almost a finger of light khaki head that fades pretty quickly.
Smell. Raisins, caramel, a touch of cardboard and sweet dark fruits.
Taste. Raisins and a touch of sherry and cardboard, some caramel and light belgian yeast, and a bit of chocolate candy. Not nearly as oxidized as I would have expected.
Mouthfeel. On the lighter side of medium bodied, below medium carbonation.
Overall. A decent brew that I wouldn't have guessed is over 10 years old despite signs of oxidization.
12-24-2013 05:29:31 | More by Rutager
3.86/5 rDev -1.3%
Ten year old Three set up with a mellow cognac color, light carbonation and a thin but billowing head.
The scent is all dates. The dates are hearty, fruity and robust. After a while I began to detect a soft buttery toffee.
The flavor is spicy with a peppery tone followed by a dry sherry. It's not overly diverse but very nice in its mellowness.
Speaking of mellow the feel is inordinately smooth with an expensive liquor like flow.
This was the last of the Vertical Epics I tasted at this event but found this old man to be easily the smoothest of the group.
12-15-2013 13:53:50 | More by KYGunner
Stone 03.03.03 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.