09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale | Stone Brewing
California, United States
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%
Availability: Limited (brewed once)
Notes / Commercial Description:
This is quite a complex and layered beer. Bold and smooth chocolate malt flavors combine with a Belgian yeast lending tropical fruit/banana flavors and hints of spiciness, all complemented by citrus notes from an addition of tangerine peel. Rich vanilla beans add a nice counter to the chocolate malt - actually enhancing the chocolatiness. The finish is smooth, with additional traces of vanilla and toasted characters from French Oak. The goal for this edition of the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series is to be reminiscent of artisanal chocolates accentuated with orange.
Added by superdedooperboy on 09-08-2009
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
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09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 869 ratings