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DSMbrewer 12-19-2010 09:29 PM

Cellar or Drink??
Got a Stone Vertical Epic 10-10-10 for xmas!!!! I don't have access to Stone beer where I live. Should I drink it or cellar it?

ksbrain 12-20-2010 01:27 AM

Wait a minute, Xmas isn't for another week!

bennyd 12-20-2010 01:32 AM

Always nice to see other Iowans on here. I've never had Stone and obviously I don't have access to it either. But I guess if it were me, I'd enjoy it and then you could say, "Oops, I'm out. Better plan a trip to California to get some more."

whatsleftofyou 12-20-2010 02:09 AM

If you only have one, I'd drink it. I bought two so I could drink one and cellar one, but in all honesty I don't think that beer is incredible cellar material.

jvlpdillon 12-20-2010 02:54 AM

I tried the 10-10-10 in October. I didn't believe the Muscat and Tripel flavors had blended together yet. For me I would cellar it. Although I have another I am saving.

Or if you really want to go nuts sell it on ebay.

lumpher 12-20-2010 03:01 AM

chill and enjoy. it's not 1 to age and enjoy. i agree with whats

Mermaid 12-20-2010 04:21 AM

This particular brew? Cellar it and enjoy it next summer, or cellar it for a whole year.

Every single review I've read said it's not very pleasant "green" and needs to age a bit before the wine flavors mature.

I bought a bottle back in November, thinking I would drink it this week but I've decided to hold off a while and give it a chance to mature. YMMV, of course.

ChshreCat 12-20-2010 04:23 AM

I picked up one of the vertical epics and drank it and was completely unimpressed. To the point where I was annoyed spending that much on it. So, if I were you I'd cellar it. I think my impression was due to it needing some time to come into itself.

BreckBastion 12-20-2010 04:35 AM

My wife was trying to find me some Stone Double Bastard and Lucky Bastard. She found the Vertical Epic and bought me 5 bombers. I did want a bottle, but not necessarily 5. I figure I will drink one every couple months after I get back from deployment to see how they age. I didn't care for it last year when I got some straight from Stone's tap.

bovineblitz 12-20-2010 05:19 AM

09-09-09 was awesome fresh, I'm not a big fan of 10-10-10 fresh

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