Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale

Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale

What about Stone Vertical Epic Ale 01.01.01? Well, there are two reasons for its non-existence: (1) We didn't want to participate in the whole overhyped media nonsense of "Millennium this" and "Millennium that," and (2) we didn't think of the Stone Vertical Epic Ale idea until the fall of 2001 (which was already too late for a 01.01.01 version.) Sure, we could wait until the year 3001 to start this series, but we were afraid that with all that time between now and the next millennium, we might forget. Besides, that millennium will probably be overhyped as much as the last one.

Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale Homebrew Recipe

February 2, 2002
Belgian Strong Ale
7.5%
45
Centennial

TASTING & PAIRING NOTES

Mitch Steele
Brewmaster
Appearance
Deep gold, orange-ish color, excellent clarity with some sediment towards end of bottle, thin creamy head
Aroma
Honey, caramel, citrus, spices, phenols, coriander, malt
Taste
Spicy hops, citrus, caramel, dried honey, sherry, orange, pepper
Palate
Smooth, low carbonation, creamy, some bitterness in finish
Overall
Much better than expected, complete with spicy aroma; definite signs of oxidation but held up well, still very enjoyable; oxidation comes out as it warms, but is subdued
"Dr." Bill Sysak
Craft Beer Ambassador
Appetizers
Tzatziki, cilantro lime shrimp, ceviche
Salads
Roasted beets with citrus & feta, watermelon & orange, dandelion & pomegranate, pickled delicata squash
Entrées
Dover sole, sashimi, herbed penne with grilled vegetables, lemon chicken
Desserts
Lemon meringue pie, apricot crisp, strawberry tart
Cheeses
Brillat-Savarin, Humboldt Fog, Marin Rouge et Noir Brie
Cigars
Macanudo Café Portofino, Arturo Fuente Spanish Light Candela Lonsdale