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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged) - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged)Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Our Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale proved to be an eccentric diversion from our previous lineup of innovative Belgian-inspired brews. And considering we're Stone, that's really saying something. This unprecedented beer was brewed with cinnamon stick and Anaheim green chiles, giving it an amazing flavor profile unlike anything that came before it. It certainly didn't need any enhancement, but we just don't know when to leave well enough alone (and we've demonstrated before that you can, indeed, improve upon perfection). So we decided to tinker with it a bit and laid a small portion to rest in wine barrels. Not wanting to limit our experiment to only red or white wine barrels, we chose both. Treat yourself to a bottle of each and compare. All in the name of science, of course...

(Beer added by: FosterJM on 12-18-2012)
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Jree261

California

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-31-2013 00:26:33 | More by Jree261
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Brandon_Carver

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

04-10-2014 19:45:28 | More by Brandon_Carver
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-27-2014 20:27:02 | More by schnarr84
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DonDirkA

Arizona

4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The nose is definitely from the wine barrels. Acidic, red grapes, booze, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, apple skins, brown sugar, caramel and just the slightest hint of chiles. The nose is very similar to a sour (specifically Russian River Supplication). The taste is odd, complex and intriguing. Cherries, grapes, chiles, red wine, oak, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, apples, a hint of bitterness and some subtle booziness. Thats a strange list of flavors when I read it over again, haha. Its really fantastic. I'm glad I splurged on it ($26 for 500 ml).

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 08:41:37 | More by DonDirkA
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-26-2013 20:46:09 | More by oline73
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Jenlo_21

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-13-2013 08:00:52 | More by Jenlo_21
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abex44

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-24-2013 02:25:43 | More by abex44
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-28-2013 22:58:09 | More by Barnsley
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jvillefan

California

4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep amber color with a quickly dissipating ivory head.

S: Smells of apples as the primary aroma. There was some Belgian characteristics available as well.

T: Red wine is primary here. There was some apples, Belgian esters, and caramel in the background.

M: Great viscosity with good carbonation.

O: Great beer. Worth getting.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 08:25:57 | More by jvillefan
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vfgccp

New York

4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Beautiful looking beer. Clear, bold mahogany amber body. Nice head with moderate retention. Very nice lace.

S - First smell is a bold sour grape with a nice sweet middle. Aroma is more reminiscent of white wine rather than red. Notes of fresh peppers on the back end with white oak.

T- Wow. Soft oak and lightly sour backbone. Caramel, tannins, cinnamon, and ancho overtones.

M - Smooth, medium body.

O - Awesome balance and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 03:35:59 | More by vfgccp
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber to brown in color with a small off white head. In the aroma, quite oaky and notes of red wine. In the taste, dry red wine, oaky and a small alcohol presence. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry red wine oakiness in the aftertaste. Big oak, big red wine and small notes of spice, which complimented it quite well.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 13:15:06 | More by OWSLEY069
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Leftofthedial

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

12-29-2012 03:24:04 | More by Leftofthedial
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ebrifan

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-06-2013 06:01:07 | More by ebrifan
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jnoelani

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-23-2013 23:07:35 | More by jnoelani
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-10-2013 15:53:33 | More by SadMachine
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ThePaleRider

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-05-2014 14:00:39 | More by ThePaleRider
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Joshpu

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-17-2013 02:06:54 | More by Joshpu
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imyourhero21

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

02-27-2014 19:40:10 | More by imyourhero21
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FliryVorru

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-29-2013 18:04:18 | More by FliryVorru
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Rich540

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-18-2013 04:41:53 | More by Rich540
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Tom-Peters

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-22-2013 21:56:00 | More by Tom-Peters
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zdeck37

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-24-2014 04:13:59 | More by zdeck37
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JamesGWittel

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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RebornStussy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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UCLABrewN84

California

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at my tasting.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, cinnamon, and red wine. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and mild chile heat on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 02:54:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged) from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.