10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
3.35/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a snifter.
3.25 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is about what you'd expect from a big beer and just a few wisps of lacing are left.
3.75 S: The combination of adjuncts seems to work well with the base beer. I don't know what the hell calendula flowers are, but I do pick up the distinct jasmine and notes of honey. The base is roasty with just enough malty sweetness to balance. Some chocolate and molasses with hints of plum and cherry. Overall, quite successful here.
3.25 T: The taste is a bit of a different story. The jasmine has a great deal of control in the taste. It's not necessarily bad, but I'm not sure it works well either. Also, there seems to be a bit too much hoppiness, especially bitterness. I don't care for hops in dark beers as the flavors don't mix well with roasty flavors. Still, it's decent. Moderate roastiness, hints of chocolate, molasses, and honey. I guess some calendula flower herbalness.
3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Booze is well hidden. I wish this were creamier, but it's not bad.
3.25 D: Love the experimentation, but the end result is along the spectrum near mediocre. I might like this more if the hops were toned down, but that's just pure speculation.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2013 03:15:02 | More by DavoleBomb
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4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A- Pours a nice inky black, with noticeable bubbles up the sides. Decent head, light lacing on the sides and a light coating over the top 10m later.
S- Very soft at this point, roasted malts, dark chocolates, I cant smell much flowers/jasmine/honey in the glass, but Im defiantly picking it up from the bottle, everything smells pretty good.
T- The roasted malts and chocolates up front as a porter should be, next you get the sweeter side probably the honey and finishes with a slightly bitter dry feeling. Again pretty good.
M- medium to full body, has a decent thick, chewy feeling while still retaining a slippery smoothness over the tongue.
O- When I first opend it I had a hard time picking up the smell, maybe cause its been cellaring since I got it last year. After it aired out some, everything came togather nicely. The carbonation wasn't noticeable while drinking. They did a really good job with this, glad i have 3 more downstairs.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 01:59:38 | More by Gryphon69
10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
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