Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged) - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.6/5 rDev +19.8%
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).
01-15-2013 08:41:37 | More by DonDirkA
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
01-27-2013 08:25:57 | More by jvillefan
4.41/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
06-15-2013 03:35:59 | More by vfgccp
4.33/5 rDev +12.8%
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.
07-10-2013 13:15:06 | More by OWSLEY069
4.08/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
01-01-2013 02:54:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged) from Stone Brewing Co.
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