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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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BA SCORE
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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Oakenator

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4.65/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful color and presence with this beer - light amber with a bit of cloudiness probably due to some barrel effects. The head was minimal but some lingering foam on the rim of the glass a bit of lacing. Smells of white grapes and flowers - sweet. Taste is complex especially next to the non-barrel aged. The wine presence is mellowed a bit in this version and takes on a bit more of after dinner drink (like a port or icewine). Great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2012 18:08:40 | More by Oakenator
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Florida

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Washington

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russwbeck

Virginia

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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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Lord Hobo for their Vertical Epic event on 12/12/12. Part of Flight "E" (BA variants of 08, 09, 10). 5oz serving in a flight glass.

A- Translucent golden copper, nice head that recedes at a fairly average pace and leaves decent lacing, not a ton of carbonation. Similar to regular 10, but slightly darker.

S- Muscat grapes, sauvignon blanc wine, fairly strong floral notes coming from the chamomile, a hint of tartness, and a slight presence of oak. Slightly above average aroma strength.

T- Muscat grapes, sauvignon blanc, a faint grape tartness, a bit floraly from the chamomile and an oak presence that balances nicely with the floral presence. Finishes with a lightly sweet muscat/sauvignon taste. I really like how the oak balances with the other flavors going on.

M- Medium, not a whole lot of carbonation but fits beer well, smooth, goes down very easily.

O- The barrel-aging on the 10 added a nice touch and french oak barrels were definitely the right type of barrel to perfectly compliment the other flavors in the beer. Like the 09, tasting them side by side you could tell how the barrel accentuated the flavors nicely and actually provided more flavor unlike the 08. I enjoyed drinking this beer and I almost appreciated it just as much as the BA 09.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2012 21:01:22 | More by jaasen64
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Washington

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4/5  rDev 0%

05-13-2013 01:46:25 | More by raythealeman
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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.