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

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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (White Wine Barrel Aged)
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BA SCORE
86
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
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.

No notes at this time.

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

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +1.8%

Corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a cloudy caramel colored amber. Minimal tan froth.

(S)- A nicely dry oaky white wine nuance up front. Ever so slight funk from the barrel.

(T)- Slightly sweet but with the nice dry white wine oaky barrel hint. Base beer is well hidden.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Sweet, but showing the white wine barrel alot.

(O)- I like this take on the base beer, but wished it showed itself a bit more than it is.

07-17-2014 16:35:04 | More by sweemzander
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

500ml C&C bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours hazy and actually rather murky with a dirty, brownish amber color and a dense, cream colored finger of foam with good staying power. No real lacing to speak of on the glass.

S - White wine is evident on the aroma - tart and acidic and appley. A touch of buttery caramel, some cinnamon, plenty of oak - woody and earthy with vanilla touches.

T - Fairly hoppy and bitter up front, lots of woody barrel flavor, some spicy Belgian-y yeastiness, firm malt background - bready, caramelly, mildly sweet. Chili flavor comes thru with a delicate character and extremely faint peppery luke-warmth. Wine barrel adds some apple fruity and tart contributions. This certainly has a lot going on...not sure if it is good or not though - I am enjoying sips to varying degrees ranging from so-so/ok to kinda liking it.

M - Lightish medium body with mid-level foamy carbonation. Woody oak flavors come thru heavy and push towards the forefront. Interesting mix of sweet, spicy, tart, bitter, earthy - a little bit of everything happening in this one. At some points the wood overwhelms my palate...others the white wine flavors and tartness are pretty satisfying.

O - Interesting experiment...glad to be able to try it. I don't remember the regular 11.11.11 experience that well - came late in the Vertical Epic series tasting, so not sure exactly what the barrel did to this beer. The woody oak comes thru heavy and the white wine flavors are noticeable in the profile...beyond that, any changes from age/oxidation are beyond my recollective powers. Didn't love it...didn't hate it - interesting experiment, which is always fun to try, but I think I'm good with the singular experience of this beer.

07-01-2014 23:21:38 | More by portia99
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Phigg1102

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-20-2014 01:00:55 | More by Phigg1102
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Bramsigman

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-12-2014 23:25:50 | More by Bramsigman
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errantnight

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-12-2014 00:50:56 | More by errantnight
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-11-2014 17:51:22 | More by ThaJokerWild
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-01-2014 09:24:24 | More by Birdlegs
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dfillius

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-11-2013 02:17:53 | More by dfillius
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-10-2013 04:13:00 | More by warnerry
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-27-2013 12:07:24 | More by dbrauneis
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-27-2013 10:23:42 | More by RedneckBeerz
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jrhodes97

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -16%

08-12-2013 16:50:21 | More by jrhodes97
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Aaron_Ramson

California

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%

Bottle opened with a loud pop, similar to my homebrews that have been over primed. worried if this is a bad batch, but my fears were laid to rest upon inspection. Poured a thick and heavy long lasting head which dissapated into a thick soapy lacing. A dark black with no reds or amber hues. Smell is of alcohol, wine, whiskey, vanilla, dark dried fruits; sweet leather. HUGE vanilla flavors in the mouth! Prunes, dark chocolate, blackberry, currant, figs. Medium thick mouthfeel that coated the roof of my mouth and tongue. A powerful backbone of hop at the end, strong but not overpowering, indeed very appropriate for a malt body this thick. Very complex and layered; a very fine beer.

08-11-2013 04:45:34 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-10-2013 19:49:43 | More by JamesStreet
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bschinelli

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

07-24-2013 19:48:47 | More by bschinelli
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-24-2013 05:43:15 | More by moonknight31
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djfuze919

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-12-2013 01:17:34 | More by djfuze919
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Drknight

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-10-2013 01:59:33 | More by Drknight
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Aosemidey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-11-2013 22:59:35 | More by Aosemidey
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-09-2013 03:33:05 | More by TXhomebrewer
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jvillefan

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-29-2013 04:39:32 | More by jvillefan
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jnoelani

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-23-2013 23:07:57 | More by jnoelani
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IPAmayday90


4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

12-31-2012 21:09:18 | More by IPAmayday90
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user785335

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-31-2012 20:02:07 | More by user785335
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HomerS

Sweden

2/5  rDev -48.3%

12-22-2012 17:55:01 | More by HomerS
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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (White Wine Barrel Aged) from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.