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Stone Brewing "Vertical Epic" 2008

Stone Brewing – Vertical Epic 2008

WWED Grade: A-

Appearance: Fair amount of sediment. Cloudy. Golden/Amber. Little head.

Smell: Yeast. Like an Abbey. Apple. Apricot. Sweet aroma.

Taste: Goooood beer! Didn’t smell much hoppiness – but it’s there in the taste. More bitter than an Abbey. Comes through strong on the sides of my mouth.

Drinkability: Low carbonation almost like a cask ale – but a very easy to drink beer.

ABV: 8.6%

Serving Type: Bottle poured into goblet.


The hops and yeast like sweetness in this beer are very well balanced. Easy to drink, would go well with a light meal or stand well on it’s own. The Stone Vertical Epic is absolutely just that – EPIC! Look on eBay, I’ve seen 4 bottle collections go for $200. Seriously…it’s a beer you can age, or drink now. This bottle says it will be best on December 12th, 2012. The bottle actually says a lot about this beer. So read it when you buy it. This is the 7th in their Epic series. Buy two – one for now, one for later. If you’re a homebrewer, you can find the recipe for this beer at http://www.stonebrew.com/epic Happy drinking!

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