(Escondido, CA) – Well, not all of them . . . yet. I am sure Stone Brewing will have a post up regarding
Stone Vertical Epic 09.09.09
soon as they mentioned on their Twitter feed earlier this month. At least we now have information on this brew thanks to label approval:
“This is quite a complex and layered beer. Bold and smooth chocolate malt flavors combine with a Belgian yeast lending tropical fruit/banana flavors and hints of spiciness, all complemented by citrus notes from an addition of tangerine peel. Rich vanilla beans add a nice counter to the chocolate malt – actually enhancing the chocolatiness. The finish is smooth, with additional traces of vanilla and toasted characters from French Oak. The goal for this edition of the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series is to be reminiscent of artisanal chocolates accentuated with orange.”
Last year’s Belgian Strong Pale Ale got the series back on track in terms of beer ratings after the ’07 underperformed with reviewers.