Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,589 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:
1,589
Reviews:
307
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
14.1%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
377
For Trade:
37
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,589 |  Reviews: 307
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.72/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of CK319
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of kingmaker
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of shoegueuze
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Austin_Cohen
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Hootie159
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of MoreIPAs
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kneary13
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Roguer
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tons of dry spice in this brew! Nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice make themselves significantly known, riding atop a Belgian yeast sweetness. Peculiar roasty finish.

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4.68/5  rDev +20%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was a murky brown color, perhaps leaning toward blackness.

Smell - The malts in the aroma gave the impression of sweet and sour fruits. Without knowing, it would difficult to pinpoint the style based on the aroma.

Taste - My initial thought was that this is a lot like chai tea. There was malty goodness laying in the background, but the spiciness jumps out. There is a measure of chocolate in the aftertaste which leans slightly dry.

Mouthfeel - There is a degree of thickness as this one coats the tongue and lingers. One is really able to appreciate the spices as it lingers.

Overall - I am not sure about the bag reputation this one has, but I enjoyed it.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had the privilege of drinking this AMAZING beer last night at a friends going away party. To make a long story short, this beer IS CHRISTMAS in a bottle. Smells of eggnog, gingerbread, cinnamon, and a touch of nutmeg. The taste is rich, thick, and tastes of the previously stated scents. TL;DR I would buy this beer if I come across it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,589 ratings.
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