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10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,099 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,099
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 12
Gots: 123 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: azdback on 09-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

When Meagan Parisi and Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele decided to collaborate, it was essential that they tap a special individual to complete their triad of fermentation domination, and they found just that in Tonya Cornett, the brewmaster at Bend, Oregon's 10 Barrel Brewing Company. Together, they decided on a sturdy yet velvety base of imperial porter and developed a plan to celebrate the bounty of the environs in which it was produced by harvesting avocado honey, jasmine and calendula flowers (some from our very own Stone Farms) and infusing them into the beer to create something complex and uniquely Southern Californian. Consider it craft cross-pollination at its finest.
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Ratings: 1,099 | Reviews: 189
Reviews by DavoleBomb:
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.37/5  rDev -12%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't know whose idea this was, but I enjoyed the results.
Bottled 9/30/13.
In a snifter the beer was black. There was a cocoa-colored head that left a good deal of lace.

Aroma was sweet chocolate and coffee primarily. There was a bit of floral hops.

Chocolate taste, both milk chocolate and bittersweet chocolate. Some coffee. Some honey. Hops arrived late.

Nice combination. Dark, sweet, bitter.

Good beer.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black in color but you will see some light getting through when held up to light. There's just a minuscule bit of cream colored head covering half of the top of the beer. I get a bit of the flowers with dark malt, black licorice, and faint jasmine in the aroma. Mouthfeel is silky and creamy. I detect the dark malt throughout the taste. I get just a bit of the flowers and jasmine. I think the honey adds sweetness and the smoothness to the mouthfeel,but not the flavor. As I continue drinking the brew I get a moderate aftertaste of the flowers that is a bit distracting.

Photo of MattyG85
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. Bottled on 09/13/13.

Appearance: Pours a very dark blackish brown with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid one finger of tan head that slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of creamy lacing.

Smell: A roasty, earthy, and fairly sweet dark aroma with good hints of chocolate, coffee, and honey. Upfront dark roasted barley malts with hints of dark chocolate, coffee beans, biscuit, toasted bread, caramel, toffee, grains, nuts, cream, and yeast. Sweet scent of honey and molasses. Slight hint of anise. Noticeable floral scent from the added flowers comes through. Dark fruit presence with hints of grapes, fig, raisin, plum, prune, and cherry. Slight backing hint of grassy hops. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a sweet and roasty imperial porter taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, honey, and flowers. Dark roasted barley malts with upfront notes of dark chocolate, coffee roast, toasted bread, biscuit, cream, caramel, toffee, grains, yeast, and nuts. Sweet taste of the added honey comes through along with some molasses. Light note of anise spicing. Floral and herbal notes from the added flowers. Solid dark fruit undertones with notes of dark grapes, raisin, fig, plums, prune, and cherry. Light hop presence in the background. The flowers and honey come out more as it warms. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth. Sweet but finishes somewhat dry. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A very solid imperial porter. Has the roasty flavors you expect. The honey and flowers add a nice kick.

Photo of far333
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opaque chestnut colored with an oatmeal colored frothy head that settles out slowly. Aroma of toasted malt, some cocoa and coffee. Rich flavors of cocoa, coffee, root beer, leather, and roasted malt. Some ashey charred oak bitterness in the finish, surrounded by some floral and fruity esters. Mild hops, but good balance of bitterness. Rich and full mouthfeel, alcohol remains subtley hidden. Enjoyable beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appears a pitch black hue with big mocha tan head flowing forth without hesitation, I'm in love with the look of the beer. Description is an Imperial Porter with Claendula flowers, jasmine, and avocado honey. Fine speckled lacing left evenly along the sides of my chalice, a beautiful spectacle of a beer. Aroma has dark chocolate, roasted malt and caramel, with honey tones and floral notes it's big delicious and complex please go look for this beer if you haven't already seen it. Serve it warm the big delicious chocolate notes open up right away if this as been warmed a bit out of the fridge, complex and delicious I could write paragraphs about the floral hints and hints of earthy honey mixed in to a delicious imperial porter. However that's a subjective character that needs to be kept to the minimum when deciding whether or not you love that beer, the alcohol warmth is the only thing getting me down flavor wise there's nothing bad to report about. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a bit of warmth heading in to the equation perfect level of carbonation, I'm down. Otherwise a perfect beer that I will continue to enjoy even if it has a little bit of age on it.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours an obsidian black body with a thick sticky meniscus of tan cream.

S- The creamy blend of black roasted malt and some leather notes with a perfume floral hint grows as it opens up.

T- Roasted black malt leads to a thin finish of roasted slightly astringent black charred grains. There is a dark cola note that lingers in the aftertaste.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a scrubbing fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer is a bit thin like beers with honey and not really rich like I would expect an imperial porter, but it has some nice light porter notes. The flowers might contribute some character but I didn't notice them specifically.

Photo of Auraan
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep black with a one finger tan head that receded to a tan ring leaving nice lacing down the glass. Very attractive, a nice dark beer. Scents of coffee, roast malt, cocoa, sweet chocolate, some honey sweetness, and some flowery perfume. Its a good, solid porter aroma, with the honey, jasmine and calendula flowers all coming through in the background. Quite nice. Flavor begins with roast malt, black coffee, sweet honey and chocolate all mingled together. There is also an herbal flavor, that grows stronger throughout the sip, very flowery. Herbal flavors come through strong on the finish, alongside some roasted and nutty flavors and some hints of alcohol. Aftertaste is sweet, with some alcohol, roast malt and herbal notes. Very nice, a good porter base combines with the honey and herbal flowery flavors to create a very pleasant flavor profile. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, slightly sticky and semi-drying. Very nice, very easy to drink, hiding its ABV wonderfully. Overall this is a very nice Imperial Porter with a good, true to style backbone and some nice additions making it a bit different, but in a good way. This backbone is present in both the aroma and flavor, as are the twists added by the honey, jasmine and calendula. The mouthfeel is nice as well. A very good collaboration by Stone.

Photo of Brenden
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Suede seems aptly named, and this is a pretty smooth and sexy-looking beer. Pretty much black in color except at the very edges, it produces a sturdy tan head one finger tall and creamy. Retention is good, and it falls pretty slowly and never leaves completely. The top of the glass shows some sticky sheeting that later becomes legging and patching.
There's a nice, big malt backbone to this porter in the aroma, which mainly shows of the roast, bittersweet cocoa and ground coffee I expect to find, but with a very interesting, very light, floral scent. It doesn't clash, interestingly, it just sort of settles in. There's a bit of a raw sort of sweetness on the end.
The taste brings out some complexity I wasn't expecting, and this is one sexy porter. There's a lot of roast but no char at all. It's built on a strongly malty base, with a creamy sweetness bouncing off of cocoa nib-like bitterness and something about how the roast and floral/lavender notes work together gives off a light note of a taste similar to anise. Under that, there's just a hint of leafiness to it. There's a sort of creamy/tangy/sweet/roasty thing that works together fantastically well. This is a big, hugely flavorful porter that's almost in stout-like proportions.
Suede is silky on the tongue but with a soft yet persistent nip. Initially it tends to bite, but it leads into a very smooth middle while a bit of the anise flavor lingers.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

The beer pours with a healthy glugging sound out of the glass and is a dark brown or black in color. There's an immense, khaki-colored head that fills half a snifter.

The smell that immediately hits me is very berry like, something I wasn't able to put my finger on, but sweet and tropical. Malt and coffee are also present.

The taste is a bit all over the place. At times the beer is smooth, creamy, thick and tasty, at other times it tastes of a harsh, burnt malt and coffee taste. It seems there are competing tastes and mouthfeels.

Overall, the beer showed promise, but I don't think even age would enhance it much.

Photo of Roguer
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark, obsidian black, opaque, with a two finger tan head. Excellent retention and thick, nice lacing.

Aroma is of cocoa, milk, coffee, and a hint of grapes. Not an overwhelming scent, but quite noticeable.

Thick, sweet chocolate flavor, with tons of other notes: mild grapes, smooth coffee, honey, wheat and grain, hop and cocoa resin. Slightly boozy flavor, and a slight hop bitterness. Fairly complex profile, but the end result is it tastes mostly like sweet chocolate wheat.

Medium/full mouthfeel, with a pleasant coating. Easy foaming while chewing. High ABV is pretty well hidden; there's a boozy flavor, but it's pretty subdued, and there's a very mild warming effect.

This is an extremely silky and smooth porter. If anything, it could use a little more punch or bite to give it balance; something harsh or burnt, or some extra hops. As it is, it's almost too sweet; almost. An absolutely fantastic and extremely drinkable 9.6% porter.

Photo of WoodBrew
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The Collaboration Suede Porter is a good beer....very flavorful that would not remind one of a standard porter. The beer pours an opaque black with ecru head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent carries honey and pot purri. The taste carries all the flare expected based on the label....honey at the start....the Jasime and flowers at the end. The beer is smooth throught the entire pull. The mouthfeel is full in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this beer is decent and very flavorful. Really enjoying it.

Photo of RickS95
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown. Looks black in the glass, but the pour shows very dark brown and some lightness around the edges. The head is only about a finger thick. There's moderate retention and an attractive thin white film left up top, like cream on coffee. Spotty lace.

The scent is different. In addition to dark malts, you actually do pick up honey and flowers. The jasmine is subtle, but if you've had jasmine rice before, it's similar. No hop nor alcohol presence.

The taste is very imperial porter-like. An aggressive malt forward beer, the hops make a similar impression in the swallow. Floral notes throughout, with honey not making a cameo til well into the finish.

Mouthfeel is unusual as well. All characteristics of a strong porter are there, and while the finish is somewhat sweet due to the honey, the floral ingredients provide for a dry finish. While not palate-wrecking, it does scrape the tongue clean. Full bodied, in addition to the dry finish, the alcohol brings some heat as well.

The beer is different, but with most things Stone, it works. It's very easy to drink and while there is a bit of heat on the throat in the swallow, this big ABV beer hides the alcohol.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip- pours a dark black with a finger or two of beige head with little retention and some streaks of lacing.

Nose is a little boozy- chocolate dominates the nose as well as a smell that I can only describe as pollen or what flowers actual smell like. Very interesting.

Tastes more complex and balanced than the nose; not too much booze, tastes sweet and rich. Again, lots of chocolate, but also a decent malt backbone so it isn't watery. Sweet honey flavor, a little grass and I think a little buttery avocado.

Mouthfeel is pretty good- medium bodied, modestly carbonated. This is an interesting and good beer that is worth trying for $7. Nothing mind blowing but good.

Photo of russpowell
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of tan head. Alright lacing & head retention

S: Faint raisin notes & figs

T: Raisin, plum, carob, vanilla, & honey dryness up front. More dryness, a touch of carob & roastyness as this warms, some boozeyness & figgyness, plus dryness. Finishes with a touch of figgyness & honey sweetness/dryness & a bit of booze burn plus licorice

MF: Chewy, fairly lively carbonation, warming . Carbonation smooths out as this warms

Pretty drinkable, but not very memorable, this one would probably do better with some age on it. Glad I got to try this, but nothing to get too excited about & below par for Stone

Photo of flayedandskinned
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 9/10/13
Poured into a Duvel Tulip

Appearance: (4.25)
Pours a midnight black and a thick, 3 fingers tall, khaki head quickly forms and has great retention. As the head slowly recedes it leaves a ton of nice lacing behind.

Aroma: (3.75)
Gigantic waves of sweet star jasmine engulf your nostrils immediately. The jasmine aroma is so intense and upfront it really covers most of the roasted malt and herbal hop characteristics you'd expect to find in a porter. As the beer starts to warm in the glass, some of the roasted, coffee like malts alongside a light herbal hop presence start to cut through the floral facade. For 9.6% ABV, the alcohol is very well masked in the aroma.

Taste: (4)
Wow, right upfront just as in the aroma, you're immediately treated to sweet, floral jasmine, quickly followed by a kiss of herbal hops. The hops gracefully transition with some help from some a honey like sweetness into a robust, roasted malt forward body; The malt lays big impressions of roasted coffee and some toasted nuttiness bare on your palate before it is whisked away by the beer's lightly bitter, dry finish. The finish leaves long lingering notes of baker's chocolate, coffee, herbal hops, honey and jasmine. For the most part, the alcohol masked, but it definitely does leave a warming effect as it goes down.

Mouthfeel (4.75)
Woah, this beer really does live up to it's name in terms of moutfeel! The body is very creamy and full with some soft, velvety carbonation. wonderful.

Overall: (4)
This is an extremely unique beer that really allows of the components(Jasmine, calendula flowers and honey) to shine, while still maintaining it's identity as an Imperial Porter. Try this while you still can.

Photo of HalfFull
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. painted bomber poured into a globe glass after a little warm up time. The beer pours a deep brown/black and sports a half inch of pockmarked tan foam. Clear and deep walnut in highlights. Moderate retention and soapy lacing.

A fruity nature envelops the dark malts through the foam, with floral spices more evident as the beer settles and warms. Touch of chocolate/carob and just a hit of roast. Different yet inviting. Touch of hop spice and some ethanol with a fresh top off.

Flavor is again fruit forward with a hint of black cherry initially, followed by cocoa and a finish of floral spice. The jasmine lingers fairly well with warming yet at times comes across as minty lavender up front. Flavors bounce around depending on beer temperature and agitation, yet never really disappoint. Dark malt flavors are relatively subdued as the additions are allowed to come forward, likely debittered to a degree.

Feel is thinnner than expected given the numbers yet there is enough malt structure to keep things positive. Not much as for bitterness or even the coarse grainy nature I might expect from Stone. More English in style, fairly smooth and fruity given the heft, and that heft is bigger than I would have guessed without prior knowledge. Overall I'm liking this more than most Stone collabs though not loving it by any means given the preponderence of weird additives in many collabs. Think I'll put one down for a year or so.

Photo of richj1970
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter.

A: Very dark chocolate brown almost black with a nice one finger light tan head. Some nice sticky lacing.

S: Honey, jasmine, sweet malts, cocoa.

T: Some sweet roasted malts, cocoa, honey, and faints floral notes.

M: Full bodied with a nice creamy texture. Reminds me a bit of chocolate milk in texture.

O: An easy drinking porter. The creaminess is a nice touch, and the sweetness is nicely balanced. The alcohol in this one can sneak up on you in a hurry.

Photo of nick_asian
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Very heavy dark brown with a nice dark tan fluffy head.

S: Porter thick and through with the roasted coffee and some cocoa notes. A lot of the floral from the jasmine really pops out at me. Some sweetness from the honey really comes out when it warms up.

T: Still get a lot of the porter flavors of the coffee and cocoa but blended really well with the floral and the sweetness. The finish lingers with the jasmine. A little warmth in the finish. It's like drinking a dark roasted tea. Big fan.

M: Medium-full body and very smooth. carbonation is exactly where it should be.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. It's smooth, sticking with it's style and the extra flavors really bring a lot to the table.

Photo of mkotsayfan
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage, 22oz bottle.

A: Dark cola black with a couple fingers of light khaki head. Nice tight bubbles with some good lacing.

S: Mostly chocolate, but there are some lingering herbal/earthiness and honey/sweet notes.

T: The floral flavors are mostly on the finish, with chocolate and honey dominating the front end. The floral flavors come through to the front more as the beer warms.

M: Goes down very easy for nearly 10% ABV, there is a very slight burn on the aftertaste, but hardly noticable. Carbonation and thickness are standard for an imperial porter.

O: Very nice beer, the chocolate and honey seemed like they would mesh well, but the floral notes mixed in nicely with the roasted malt character of the porter.

Photo of nimrod979
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a large guinness glass. Bottled: 9/13/13.

Appearance: Deep brown, not quite black. One finger tan head that settles into a thin layer but provides thick lacing as it goes down.

Smell: Nose is an interesting mix of roasted chocolate malts, wild flowers & honey.

Taste: Flavors kind of follow that same aroma. Really deep dark roasted malts provide a burnt coffee flavor. Surprisingly they really got across the floral aspects in the flavor. Herbal & floral thanks to the jasmine and a honey sweetness, Finishes with some a slight hops bitterness that even comes across as a dark semi-sweet chocolate bitterness. Dig.

Mouthfeel: Really smooth roastiness and sweetness pairs together well for a unique porter that I originally wasn't all that keen on.But have since revisited and really have an admiration for now. The carb is soft and it's full bodied. It's a slow sipper but the flavors have developed nicely and it's just got a truly unique flavor for a porter.

Photo of Mongrel
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured almost black with a nice tan head that receded quickly but left some decent lacing. The nose was roasty with espresso and vanilla notes.

My initial impression of the flavor was that it was much brighter than expected. The herbs and floral notes really shine through. Honey and jasmine is definitely perceptible. Later you get the more typical roasty chocolate and coffe flavors, but not to the extent that the nose would lead you to believe. There's also a nicely restrained, cool, clean hop profile. The booze was totally imperceptible - nice job in that regard.

Again, this beer was a lot cleaner and brighter than expected and the floral notes were cool to experience coming from a porter. Overall, it didn't deliver as robust a flavor profile as many of the big porters out there.

Photo of Treyliff
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, bottled 9/21/2013, poured into a snifter

A- pours black in color, nearly opaque with a small fizzy off-white head that reduces to a ring around the edge, no lacing

S- dark roasted malt with some charred woodsy aroma, dark chocolate with a hint of coffee, definitely picking up a sweetness from the honey and the jasmine gives some floral aromas on the finish

T- the base porter is roasty with some dark chocolate and charred malt flavors, hint of coffee bitterness. The mid-palate turns sweet with flavors of fig and tobacco. As it nears the finish, the honey sweetness kicks in and lasts long into the linger, the jasmine gives slight floral notes on the finish as well

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a slightly warming, creamy finish

O- a robust base porter that works nicely with the addition of the honey sweetness

Photo of gillagorilla
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Burley Oak snifter.

A: Slightly dark tan 2 finger head with no lacing. Nice dark dark brown color, basically pitch black.

S: Smooth, roasted chocolate smells. Quite floral and aromatic. Smells wonderful. Sweet malts in there too.

T: Lots of chocolate notes in here. Full of malts here. Quite sweet. Better as it warms ups. Gets a lot richer. NIce roast here. A bit floral here.

M: Smooth with just a tiny bit of minor prickling bubbles throughout. Kind of a weird mouthfeel. Not my favorite here. I wish it was thicker like a stout or perhaps more carbonated.

O: One of the best porters that I've had, but that is probably because it is an Imperial one and it is close to a stout.

Photo of BergBeer
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz. poured into a Imperial pint glass

A: Deep brown-black with a super thick cream head. No lacing apparent but really good retention through out the 45 mins it took me to kill this bomber.

S: Roasted malt, slightly sweet, hints of mint, semi sweet chocolate, and coffee. Smells like a solid porter.

T: Toasted malt, floral notes, honey, mint, green apple, agave, and something like pollen in honey. A little medicinal on the finish that keeps it from being great.

M: Really lives up to its name here. Creamy and soft on the palate. Like laying your tongue on a cloud or a pillow. Goes down like silk and coats the mouth.

O: Pretty good. A little strange but in a good way. Everything on this was great except for that medicine tang i got on the finish. Definitely worth trying and i prefer it over their regular porter but not legendary like some of their other collaborations.

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10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.