Saturday, October 23, 2010
Day 296 Drink: Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Aged in Red Wine Barrels
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale that was brewed in 2007 as part of an annual release by the brewery of special beers that started in 2002 and will continue to 2012. Each of the beers is designed to be capable of aging for a number of years.
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Aged in Red Wine Barrels is a hazy pink orange color with a classic funky nose. This beer displays a great combination of a Belgian ale and the impact of a unique barrel selection for the aging. The red wine is clearly present in the finished product. A nice fruit base that includes some finishing citrus notes. Three plus years after it was brewed this is a pretty tasty brew.