Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale

Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale

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Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Abbey Dubbel

8.7% Alcohol by Volume

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We're really happy with this year's Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale. This is a very dark ale fermented with Belgian Trappist yeast, so the flavors in it are really deep and complex. The Belgian yeast clove notes combine nicely with the roast malt flavors, with dried cherry and anise undertones. The flavors imparted by the special roasted malt are very rich, smooth, and silky. It will be interresting to see how this beer ages, and how the smooth roasted malt characters evolve with the spicy Belgian yeast character over time.

ID: 22730 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank387
Overall Percentile99.2
Style Rank8 of 369
Style Percentile97.8
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.958
Weighted Score3.852
Standard Deviation0.349

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  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 2.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    pours a murky brown .. light wispy foam .. leather and brown sugar mostly .. . wow! thin- very thin mouth and a very unappealing finish .. . terrible
    .. . . you're having trouble breathing?!? my eyes are burning!!

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A decent abbey dubbel. I'm not a fan of the licorice notes I sense however. A reddish-brown pour with a brown head. Aroma is quite complex with notes of caramel, dark fruit, candy, yeast, and licorice. The flavour is dominated by the yeast and fruit, but the licorice is still there.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    i've come to be a huge fan of the hoppy, almost ipa-like belgians, so i didn't like this one quite as much as the 08, but it's quite good. deep, complex, spicy. ready to break out a 2 1/2 year old bottle, and i'll ammend this review.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A dark brown apperance with a tan head. The aroma contains chocolate, raisins, bananas, licorice, and coffee. The flavor consists of chocolate, licorice, raisins, cloves, and coffee. An interesting twist on a dubbel certainly more on the stout side with a mix of hefe in there. The finish is a little bit boozy and sweet. The bitterness lingers. A very different and nice beer. One of my favorite Stone verticals!

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.7 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled. Rubyish amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is sweet malts, raisins and some slight licorice and roast. Flavour is sweet mcaramel malts, alcohol, licorice and some mild smoky/roasted notes.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    It's been over a year between bottles and I can say that I think I like it a little bit better with some age on it. The beer poured out a mahogany brown color with a three finger thick, light tan head. Aroma has a hefty dose of roasted malts, and dark fruits with an underlying spicy/yeast character that I enjoyed. Flavors had similar tasted like the nose, but the sweetness factor was ramped up a notch or two. A very smooth beer and probably my favorite so far out of this series.

  • MDSMITH 222 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I really liked this brew. I had this at the beerfest and it was great. Reddish brown in color. Aroma and flavor of malts and dark fruits. Definitely worth a try.

  • CHEDDERROB 286 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Clear, dark brown with a warm, reddish hue and a beige head. Aroma of yeast and dried fruit. Fairly full-bodied, sweet and very fruity with some accents of dried fruits shining through in particular. Lightly vinous notes and a touch of oak.

  • CAPTAINSKOAL 429 reviews
    rated 4.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    The oddest looking dubbel that i have ever scene poured very dark with a white head that left a good amount of lace the aroma was mostly so sweet with some slight hoppy hints throughout flavor was very good sweet with a slight alcohol kick to it this is my favorite out of the vertical epics so far i cannot what for the 070707

  • MINGO51 678 reviews
    rated 4.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This installment in the epic series was quite an interesting one. Stones take on a dubbel. The 06 poured with a deep dark burgandy color and topped of with a tan colored head. The aroma was sweet and spicy with some dark fruits and a little bit of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with no real standout attributes. The flavor was very tasty with some nice spicy flavors of clove and pepper with some dark fruits with just a touch of alcohol and caramel. a very nice take on the style. (I have to recommend Bells Hell Hath No Fury to any one who likes this.)

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