Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Stone Vertical Epic 12/12/12

Type: ale
Origin: Escondido, California,
Price: $5.49 per 22 oz

I was at Costco and they had these in 22s and 3 liter magnums so figured why not. I have had some of the previous years, but not all as this series started in 2001 with 1-1-1.

I really have no recollection of most of these Vertical Epics, but thankfully last night I was able to try the 9-9-9, 10-10-10, 11-11-11, and 12-12-12. I remembered the 11-11-11 having two much chili and cinnamon for my taste and the 10-10-10 being more of a light ale so I have to say the 12-12-12 was my favorite.

The 12-12-12 Vertical Epic reminds me of their Self Righteous without the hop. The head pours a nice dark red and the taste is very belgium due to the fruit with a nice spice.  The beer is pretty fucking tasty. I will definitely be drinking this again, maybe even in magnum form glug glug. This beer has lots of spices that surprisingly balance well. According to the bottle it's a "womp of spice," including cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, orange peal, and clove.

Your last chance to drink all of these beers in this epic series is tonight at Stone for a measly $150, fuck that noise. Just go and drink the 12-12-12 and you will be a happy man with a good buzz at 9.0% like Brendan last night at the Regal Beagle.


  1. I blame the 9-9-9 for making me junk punch Andy and slap Samer.