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)
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
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.82%
 
 
Wants:
4
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For Trade:
3
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Shared with BPK59, poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - Poured a nice clear ruby brown hue with a fluffy tan head that fades to leave nice lacing.

S - Aromas of red wine, some nice malty sweetness, chilis are hidden unfortunately.

T - Tastes of red wine, malty sweetness, and super faint chili. It's not bad, but where the Fuck is the chili?!

M - Mouthfeel is nice, lightly carbonated, not bad, alcohol hidden.

O - Overall I was, yet again, disappointed by a stone 500mL beer. Sigh.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red, a little murky. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Wine aroma and some acidity. Caramel malt. Hint of pepper.

Taste - Pepper right up front. Caramel malt. Some wine and a bit of funk.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. The peppers are cut a bit. Medium bodied.

Overall - A lot going on, but not sure I really enjoy what's going on.

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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale (Red Wine Barrel Aged) from Stone Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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