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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

1,010 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 10
Gots: 111 | 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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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.

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10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,010 ratings.