Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,591 Ratings
Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic AleStone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HalfFull on 12-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,591
Reviews:
307
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
14.1%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
378
For Trade:
37
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Ratings: 1,591 |  Reviews: 307
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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark, dry, a touch of sweetness, the spices really come out. This one is aging wonderfully.

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4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of barczar
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%

Strong ginger and nutmeg in aroma, along with plums and muted cherry. Light smoke and cinnamon add complexity. Didn't expect the spice character, as I'm having this on draft and didn't read the bottle description. It's dark as a stout. Flavor reveals strong cherry and citrus underpinnings, with a roasty, bitter finish. Medicinal notes abound. Certainly not your typical Belgian dark strong. The cherry character dominates, along with cinnamon, nutmeg, and roast malt. Spices are stronger than I'd prefer.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.32/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.36/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,591 ratings.
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