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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

986 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 986
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 10
Gots: 109 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: azdback on 09-27-2013)
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing from notes after drinking on 4/4/14. Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with a bottling date of 9/10/13 stamped on the bottle in yellow faded ink. Held onto this one a little longer than I planned, so we'll see how it holds up. Poured into a large snifter glass.

Appearance - Body is an inky black hue, with little to no light passing through it. There is definitely a silky, viscous appearance to the liquid as it pours. Atop the body sits a one finger of creamy looking head the color of toasted marshmallow with just a slightly yellow cream tint. Retention is moderate, with the head settling to a healthy film across the top with a buildup of foam on the edges, creating a drifting effect. Lacing is silky and sparse.

Smell - So often I've tried porters/stouts that purport to have lighter, sweeter components like flowers and/or honey added, and the roasted malt simply overpowers them with notes of char and chocolate, but here, there is a really nice blend between the richer dark chocolate and roasted characteristics from the malt and the sweeter, luscious notes from the flowers and honey. It all combines to add a nectar-like softness to the otherwise bitter-leaning smells. Very well done.

Taste - Here, the roasty malt profiles take over a bit more, with strong notes of bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder as well as nice bitterness from the roasted char. That said, the honey still imparts a delicate sweetness and counterpoint to the more pungent notes of the taste. The floral elements are ethereal and faint, but as the bitterness fades, the aromatic flower suggestion remains behind.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a silky, rich feel on the tongue. Lingering bitterness which fades into a long lasting but gently sweet aftertaste.

Overall, a really well-done porter that doesn't kill you will bitter, rich elements or sweetness. Nice and balanced, and the use of the honey and jasmine is quite deft and blends into the whole nicely. With so many additives, you worry that the whole could be less than the sum of its parts, but that is certainly not the case here.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 06:58:23 | More by LambicPentameter
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A - Pitch black with a finger of head and some carbonation left on the glass

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