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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.


William said...

Hello Rick,

I am involved with an online craft beer store and blog in Australia and would be interested in swapping links with you. Do you have an email address at which I could contact you to discuss this?

Keep up the great posts.


Rick Lyke said...

Great to hear from you. Shoot me an email at rick.lyke at gmail with your link.