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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged) | Stone Brewing

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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged)Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged)
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
106 Ratings
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged)Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale proved to be an eccentric diversion from our previous lineup of innovative Belgian-inspired brews. And considering we're Stone, that's really saying something. This unprecedented beer was brewed with cinnamon stick and Anaheim green chiles, giving it an amazing flavor profile unlike anything that came before it. It certainly didn't need any enhancement, but we just don't know when to leave well enough alone (and we've demonstrated before that you can, indeed, improve upon perfection). So we decided to tinker with it a bit and laid a small portion to rest in wine barrels. Not wanting to limit our experiment to only red or white wine barrels, we chose both. Treat yourself to a bottle of each and compare. All in the name of science, of course...

Added by FosterJM on 12-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
106
pDev:
12.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
34
Trade:
3
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The nose is definitely from the wine barrels. Acidic, red grapes, booze, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, apple skins, brown sugar, caramel and just the slightest hint of chiles. The nose is very similar to a sour (specifically Russian River Supplication). The taste is odd, complex and intriguing. Cherries, grapes, chiles, red wine, oak, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, apples, a hint of bitterness and some subtle booziness. Thats a strange list of flavors when I read it over again, haha. Its really fantastic. I'm glad I splurged on it ($26 for 500 ml).

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Beautiful looking beer. Clear, bold mahogany amber body. Nice head with moderate retention. Very nice lace.

S - First smell is a bold sour grape with a nice sweet middle. Aroma is more reminiscent of white wine rather than red. Notes of fresh peppers on the back end with white oak.

T- Wow. Soft oak and lightly sour backbone. Caramel, tannins, cinnamon, and ancho overtones.

M - Smooth, medium body.

O - Awesome balance and complexity.

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4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep amber color with a quickly dissipating ivory head.

S: Smells of apples as the primary aroma. There was some Belgian characteristics available as well.

T: Red wine is primary here. There was some apples, Belgian esters, and caramel in the background.

M: Great viscosity with good carbonation.

O: Great beer. Worth getting.

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4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber to brown in color with a small off white head. In the aroma, quite oaky and notes of red wine. In the taste, dry red wine, oaky and a small alcohol presence. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry red wine oakiness in the aftertaste. Big oak, big red wine and small notes of spice, which complimented it quite well.

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4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 106 ratings
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