Friday, October 29, 2010
Day 302 Drink: Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic
Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale that weighs in at 8.6 percent alcohol by volume. It is part of the Vertical Epic series from Stone.
Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic pours a dark, Coca Cola like color with a relatively thin tan head. Nice sweet malt aromas with a touch of chocolate come from the glass. The beer has an interesting flavor profile. Cocoa, dried figs and some good hop notes meld together. In the finish you get a bit of oak, vanilla and some roasted grains.