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12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale by Stone Brewing Company
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
9.00 % ABV


 
Review by rhoadsrage on 02/07/13  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
52 2 6 10 3 5 2013
Drank 2/3/13
(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours an obsidian black body with a thin deep tan head that fades to a thin ring before the first sip. There is a sluggish microcarbonation that trails up the glass.

S- The aroma of rotten banana ether gives way to a dry spice mixture that takes more of a banana bread aroma as it opens.

T- The big dry spice flavor has some iodine taste to it with a ginger, clove, anise, allspice flavor coming through. It finishes with a slightly dry bitterness either from spices or black malt that lingers. There is also a charred wood note that comes through in the aftertaste.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a hint of fizz in the finish.

O- This beer is a big spice mess with the only malt flavor being a big bitterness. There is no malt, hops or yeast character to help cover the spices. I don’t think age would help this much, and it was tough getting through this bottle.

Served In: Tulip

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