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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale | Stone Brewing

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3.76/5
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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic AleStone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
As with any good epic, herein lies the promise of larger-than-life experiences, heroics and twists & turns as the adventure unfolds. These bottle-conditioned ales are specifically designed to be aged until sometime after December 12th, 2012. Provided you can wait that long. At that time, enjoy them in a "vertical" tasting. Each one unique to it's year of release. Each with its own "twist & turn" in the plotline. Each one released one year, one month and one day from the previous year's edition. To remind you, the remaining dates are: 12.12.12

Added by JAramini on 11-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
483
Ratings:
1,529
pDev:
16.49%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
437
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,529 |  Reviews: 483
Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.56/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cellared for over 3 years--review from notes on 12/13/14

Poured into a Chimay Chalice at cellar temp 55F

Belgian Bananas and Clove, Warming Sensation, Slight Cinnamon, Prunes, Plums, and other dark fruits, not a lot of chili heat left.

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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2.2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of devilben02
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I held onto this one for some time in the back of my fridge waiting for a good reason to open it. Monday night at home seems good enough of a reason. It pours with a dark amber color that is copped by a big, foamy head. At this point, I expected the aroma to be pretty muted, and it was save for some bread, caramel, and a little bit of the chile. There is still a good hit of spice still present in the flavor, however, which provides a little punch and a little added sweetness even. The additions raise this beer from a solid, malty amber ale without seeming gimmicky. Maybe some of the character has been lost with age, but I found this beer to be quite enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In 2011, the Vertical Epic series went all haywire and cooked up a chile beer. I've had this style once before at a local Denver brewery, but this one was a little better. Still plenty of spice, and you have to pair it with the right food to make it work, but it was worth searching for and sharing with friends.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.12/5  rDev -17%

Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,529 ratings
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