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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale With French Oak - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale With French Oak
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89
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 12-11-2012)
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russwbeck

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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amazingly this has a completely different color. The barrel has changed the look of the beer in a way I've never seen before. This time, it's almost red with a white head. 4

Again, this smells much different than its origin. I'm getting oak, vanilla, and grapes mostly. Some booze comes out at the very end and is stronger as the beer warms. 3.5

The taste is really nice. The oak and vanilla really work with the grapes and some must and I quite like the caramel finish. After the aroma I was ready for this to be an oaky, booze bomb, but it impressed me. 4.5

The body is medium this time and is carbonated very well. Like before, this is very drinkable. 4

I called this the most surprising beer of the night and it's one of the best of the night as well. I would definitely say this was better from the barrel. Making Stone two out of three in that category. Overall, I wasn't that impressed with the Vertical Epics, but some of the barrel aged iterations really impressed me. 4

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2012 22:10:29 | More by russwbeck
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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale With French Oak from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.