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Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale

Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale

Rated 3.575 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Stone Brewing Co.

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

9.5% Alcohol by Volume

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This ninth edition of our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series takes two interesting left turns. A Belgian-style golden triple is the starting point of this beer, but the first left turn is nearly immediate with the addition of dried chamomile flowers, triticale, and Belgian amber candi sugar. The second, and rather unusual left turn takes us half an hour up the road from Stone to Temecula courtesy of the addition of just-pressed Muscat, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our friends at South Coast Winery. As the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series has moved through the calendar, we found that the brewing schedule for a 10.10.10 release coincided nicely with the grape harvest, neatly providing an interesting twist in this epic ale.

ID: 40005 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank2164
Overall Percentile95.4
Style Rank157 of 1172
Style Percentile86.6
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.657
Weighted Score3.575
Standard Deviation0.401

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  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

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

    My neighbor brought this over because we invited them over for supper, will I guess I win this round. Mildly hazy gold with a small good sized white cap. Not Bad aroma, mild white wine, orange, pepper, yeast, more and other stuff. Strong tasty brew, peppery, yeast, lemon, lightly tart. Has a good bite with a long, soft finish. Overall this has a good Belgium feel to it. Thanks to VBS for basically righting this review since I took piss poor notes when drinking this earlier this afternoon.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    One of the more intriquing of the Vertical Epics sampled during the tasting. Light golden body with a copper tint, lifeless head and some spots of lacing. Juicy, dry and sweet all at once. A barnyard fruitiness throughout that worked well. Notes of white wine, applesauce and some minor hop bitterness.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a hazy golden with a thin white head and a ring of lacing. Seems like an aroma of wheat malts, oranges and citrus, tart apples, bread and biscuits, bananas, and an arrangement of spices. The mouthfeel is smooth, thick, and rich. Flavors of fresh malts, hops, orange and citrus, tart apples, breads and biscuits, light peach, grapes, and spiciness. Mmmm..

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Having now had all the Vertical Epics I’ve learned this. Dark belgians Stone does ok with, golden ones not so much with the exception of Stone 020202. Anywho this poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some lemons, ginger, and other annoying spices. Maybe some honey? The flavor is rather sweet with some lemons, honey, caramel, and spices. Overall this is ok and certainly not as bad as the 070707 turd.

  • FLASHPRO 1170 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

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

    This was one of the beers I tried at the Oregon Garden Brewfest a couple weeks ago. Clear gold with a medium white had and OK lacing. Lightly fruity and hoppy aroma. Fairly smooth considering the alcohol. Pear sweetness with a well balanced hop finish. It was good but I didn't find it very exciting. Maybe I was biased because Stone was supposed to have the Sublimely Self Righteous Ale at the brewfest but showed up with this one instead, which upset me.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

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

    This one from JLozier a few months back. Mostly clear golden orange pour with a smallish head which reduces to a thick ring and thin cap leaving tight lacing. Aroma a'plenty - floral, with the chamomile coming through with some honeysuckle, yeasts, candi sugar, sour grapes - not really wine-like but more tangy - very pleasant nose. Taste is lightly tart upfront with the sour grapes coming through then floral and sweet finishing with a light tart linger. Very tasty and nicely different. Thanks Jayson for another Stone winner.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

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

    A really good beer. Pours a nice light amber color with maybe a hint of orange and minimal head. Very light aroma, some malt and apples and wine. The mouthfeel is thick and heavy with flavors of sour grapes, apples and lots of malt.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottled@omhpertasting. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is very fruity, mildly alcoholic as well as a bit yeasty and spicy. Flavour is much the same in a rather balanced way. Pleasant and nice sipper.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

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

    Pours a dark tan, great foam .. . interesting stuff .. in my day, we'd call it walking bird .. . definitely has some wine qualities, along with flowers and some sweet grain .. . a nice brew, but not savin .. . then we'd all sit down and watch football, which in my day we'd call baseball ...

  • CHEFCHAD 542 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

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

    I was really surprised how much I like this beer. I am a fan of wine and this beer had many wine qualities to it. This beer was very unique and I wish I could try it again

    Smells of flowers, fruit, malt, sugar and spice. Pours a thin looking Golden color with very little head. Pleasant medium mouth feel that is dry on the finish. Good Carbonation. Flavor is a good spicy tripel with all kinds of fruit to it. The wine grapes are very noticeable and the beer really drinks like a wine. The herb qualities are subtle but there. I really Like this!

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