Spice Oddity

Spice Oddity

Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale Aged in Red Wine Barrels

Style
Belgian Strong Ale
Alc/Vol
11.3%
IBUs
57

The final, glorious chapter in our Vertical Epic Ale series, this dark and complex beer was brewed with Belgian yeast and a bevy of spices to create an incredible amalgamation of flavors ranging from fruit and molasses to cinnamon, allspice and coffee.

CELLAR NOTES
The beer’s winter spice, orange and coffee marry beautifully with the wine and oak from the barrels to produce flavors akin to nutmeg, wood, black currant, blackberry, pumpkin pie spice, cherry and dark-roast coffee. A secondary Brettanomyces fermentation gives this beer just a little more weight and a dryer finish, so it is less sweet with absolutely no alcohol burn. It’s the perfect winter warmer for the holidays!

2013 Series Batch No. 10

Brewed
November 1, 2012
Release Date
December 15, 2013
Package Types
500ml bottles
In the Mash
Pale, Dark Wheat, Vienna, and two types of Crystal Malts
In the Boil
Simcoe, Tettnang and Willamette Hops
In the Whirlpool
Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, orange peel, rosehips, pumpkin pie spice and dark candi sugar
Unfiltered and Aged
12 Months in Sonoma County American and French Oak Pinot Noir Barrels