Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale | Stone Brewing

Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic AleStone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
BA SCORE
76.4%
Liked This Beer
Avg: 3.92 | Ratings: 1,591
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
309
Ratings:
1,591
Liked:
1,215
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
14.03%
Alströms:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
378
Trade:
37
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,591 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of Metalmaniac915
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmink27
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ruger
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EuphonicHops
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2Cents
4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADTaber
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Devil_Doc
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
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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Photo of JNForsyth
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of double2chin
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of griffey123
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of 2Xmd
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Stillyman11
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jakecattleco
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of zp6167a
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Stignacious
3.88/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Piels25
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of barczar
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%

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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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 76.4% out of 100 with 1,591 ratings
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