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Stone Vertical Epic 11.11.11


I somehow missed this one when it came out. This is an interesting brew. It’s described as a Belgian style Amber ale brewed with Anaheim chili and cinnamon. It will be interesting to see how the Belgian yeast plays with the cinnamon and chili flavor.

Belgian Strong Pale Ale. 9.4% ABV. California. Limited Release.

Dark copper in color with a nice head, but does fade surprisingly quickly.

Not getting too much on the nose, but there’s some sweet malts with a hint of black pepper, bell pepper, and cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is decent, it’s got some body, and the carbonation is low, but almost seems high because of the chili spice.

The flavor is bell peppers and a hint of black pepper and cinnamon, same flavor on the mid, but it starts to get a bit bitter and spicier. The back shows a bit of that malt and it’s got a sweetness to it. You can taste the cinnamon if you imagine it, but it’s not obvious.

The bell pepper taste kinda destroys this for me. It has just a tiny bit of heat and doesn’t have the lovely chili flavor that I was hoping for. I love the concept, but I’m not blown over with this effort. 86 points.

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