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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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very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

drewone, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

n2185, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Shared with BPK59, poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - Poured a nice clear ruby brown hue with a fluffy tan head that fades to leave nice lacing.

S - Aromas of red wine, some nice malty sweetness, chilis are hidden unfortunately.

T - Tastes of red wine, malty sweetness, and super faint chili. It's not bad, but where the Fuck is the chili?!

M - Mouthfeel is nice, lightly carbonated, not bad, alcohol hidden.

O - Overall I was, yet again, disappointed by a stone 500mL beer. Sigh.

rudzud, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

WVUbrew, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

thebouch01, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

nmann08, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

JamesGWittel, Sep 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

beernads, Aug 21, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red, a little murky. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Wine aroma and some acidity. Caramel malt. Hint of pepper.

Taste - Pepper right up front. Caramel malt. Some wine and a bit of funk.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. The peppers are cut a bit. Medium bodied.

Overall - A lot going on, but not sure I really enjoy what's going on.

Alieniloquium, Aug 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Mattco, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Sammy, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Jenlo_21, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

brycevolk, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Kmat10, Aug 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Barnsley, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

moonknight31, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

lpstar, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Pecan, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

fishmich, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jbaakko, Jul 18, 2013
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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.

OWSLEY069, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

ebrifan, Jul 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

dmsohyea, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

RebornStussy, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

InspectorBob, Jun 24, 2013
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged) from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.