Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale | Stone Brewing

Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic AleStone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale
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Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic AleStone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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Ratings: 1,591 |  Reviews: 309
Photo of asafarc2
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Showed some respect and poured this opaque brew into a chalice. Tiny tan head, some retention but no lacing.

S - Hello allspice! and some cinnamon. Can I get some pumpkin pie to go with this?

T - First impression is a glass of banana bread.. It transitions into some fruitiness - raisins, plum - and has some burnt chocolate flavors. Adds some milk and creaminess as it warms.

M - for such complexity, there is light backbone to this

Nice holiday brew feel to this. Lots to discover, much to enjoy.

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Photo of troegaarden
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of chugamugofsud
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of boudreaux
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jtdolla911
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Rainier
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of RudnicsMEB
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of JMS1512
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of jucifer1818
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: very, very, very dark amber with a thick head

s: thick xmas spice. allspice, clove, cinnamon, coriander, etc. A little pit of pumpkin pie spice as well.
Exceptional. 5/5

t: light on the spice (for the smell), but with a heavy hoppy backbone. Slight smokey/earthy flavors in the after taste.

m: Grainy, but heavy mouthfeel 4/5

Overall: I was surprised by the smell of this beer, and It got me excited for the beer, but it ended up being like any other stone brew, hoppy, hoppy, hoppy. To be honest, this may be my opinion, but it does not work here.
This brew would had worked better to work off of its malt and spice character, which is exceptional, but is blighted by its heavy and unnecessary hoppyness

This beer might taste amazing with some decent cellaring to cut down on its hops and bring out the good beer that I know is in here somewhere. but as it is, I just see it as being slightly above average

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Photo of Lovely85
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of StefanosG
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TychoNDC
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of fisherbray
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMartin
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Dark beige head, good retention on a black body. Soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma dominated by spices...white pepper, clove, cardamon, mint. Taste includes all of the above, they actually work very well together. Certainly never tasted anything quite like this one. Looking forward to trying this one into the future. Paired well with my shrimp stir fry.

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Photo of mbw314
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of frozenjogurt
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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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