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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
THE BROS
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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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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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ryan1788a5

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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jnoelani

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

01-23-2013 23:06:45 | More by jnoelani
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the 'Most Arrogant Bar in America', Barley's Pizzeria & Taproom in Greenville, SC! Served from tap into a snifter. Poured a dark red brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, wood, earth, sweet alcohol, and subtle dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, spice, wood, sweet alcohol, and dark fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The French oak really added a nice bit of complexity to this brew. The base beer really wasn’t that exciting if I am honest, so I wasn’t going into this one expecting huge things. However, the French oak definitely helped to take it to the next level as it added a nice earthy note that I did not get in the base brew in the past. A really well thought out plan here that seemed to actually enhance the brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2013 11:52:03 | More by thagr81us
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leodarko

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

01-06-2013 09:25:18 | More by leodarko
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bigred89

Maryland

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Arizona

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Connecticut

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Florida

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Massachusetts

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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 12.12.12
Celebrating the Vertical Epic Series

P: Brown body with creamy off white head.

S: Predominately oak and cardboard.

T/M: Heavy coffee creamer, figs coated with melted butter, apricots, honey and nice oak flavors. Dry finish in a syrupy body.

O: Not a huge difference in the original but develops a nice buttery oak taste.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2012 20:30:34 | More by Hopswagger
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap (labeled as “Aged with Oak Chips”) at the Tap and Mallet Vertical Epic tasting event. It arrived in a chalice, glowing a golden brown coloring. It held a one and a half finger head of light brown bubbles, showing good retention. Spidery lacing was left down the glass. Carbonation appeared average. There was the haziness of apple cider, but no sediment was noted. The aroma gave medicinal phenols, oaky sourness, sugary plums and nectarines, citric hops, light yeast, chalky caramel malts, and the soured bite of pale Belgian malts and yeast. Our first impression was that there was nice soured oakiness to the flavoring, holding nicely against the bright juiciness of hops and white grapes. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with clovey phenols, Belgian malts and yeast, big boozy bite, and a metallic twang. The peak came with soft vanillas, more metallics, lemon flesh, and the bite of soured vinegar. The end gave even more orange and lemon flesh sweetness, pale malts, and faint toast of pale malts and oak. The aftertaste breathed of soured grain of oak and toast, phenolic bittering bite of plastics and medicinals, and the juiciness of white wine grapes. The body was full, and the carbonation was full. There was heavy froth and slurp to each sip, with a nicely even coating to the palate. This gave way to crisp dryness of chalky grain. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we liked best about this brew was the warmth of flavoring and nice citric spice. The oak was certainly apparent, but ultimately added little in the way of robustness that wasn’t already present to the original ’10 VE. The flavor, has, however, evened out quite a bit, making for a milder, sweeter oaky blend that does sit nicely against those initially cloying and biting grapes of the fresh bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2012 14:36:35 | More by TheBrewo
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Pennsylvania

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12-22-2012 16:56:07 | More by VinnyA
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California

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California

4/5  rDev 0%

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California

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12-21-2012 21:15:52 | More by hayesjw
Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale With French Oak from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.