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Stone 05.05.05 Vertical Epic Ale
A beer by: Stone Brewing Co.
from Escondido, CA, United States
 
Score:
3.652
ABV:
8.5%
Availability:
Unknown

Reviews:
24
IBU:
n/a
Last Updated:
2/19/2006
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Beer Description:
A new Vertical Epic will be released every year, with the goal being to collect them all and have a Vertical Epic tasting once the final Epic is released on 12/12/12. Each new Stone Vertical Epic Ale will be release one YEAR, one MONTH and one DAY apart. This time around, we used no spices in the brewing of this beer. If you've tasted the beer before reading this, that may surprise you. The special Belgian yeast we used adds a distinctively spicy aroma and flavor. Roastiness, clove, hops, fruitiness, and those other great and funky phenols abound in the nose. What's in the flavor? You certainly get some dark roasted malts and alcohol overtones. What else? Hints of earthiness, chocolate/cocoa, hop spiciness, maybe even anise, and ... the incredible variety of complexities from the classic brewing ingredients of barley malt, hops, yeast and water, when applied with an artistic brewer's talent never ceases to amaze.
 
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Statistics
Overall rank1358 of 44830
Overall percentile97
Style rank114 of 1160
Style percentile90.3
Lowest score2.9
Highest score4.2
Average score3.733
Weighted score3.652
Standard deviation0.41
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