10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TruePerception:
3.4/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Stone/10 Barrels/Blue Jacket's collaboration: Suede Imperial Porter, brewed with calendula flowers, jasmine, and avocado honey. 9.6% ABV.
Appearance: About a finger's head, which is slightly pancake-y in color and a little fluffy. Black, but deep red against the light.
Smell: The smell is pretty light. Very light roasted coffee smell. It literally took a minute to be sure that's what it was. There's a floral note, but nothing familiar. Maybe a bit of over-ripe avocado?
Taste/Mouthfeel:It is very bitter up front, but gives way to a sickly sweetness that sits on middle of the tongue, while the bitterness rides just behind the tip. The bitterness is hard to identify. There is a cocoa element. The sweetness is even more so. It's kind of like artificial sweetner, in a way. The ending bitterness has a sort of ash tray taste to it. Oh! There's the jasmine! After taking a pull, some splashed back on the tip of my tongue, giving that sweeter floral taste that I associate with jasmine/potpourri air fresheners. The potpourri lingers, faintly, afterwards.
I must say, I'm not nuts about the flavor, but it is nicely complex, if a little hard to discover. Though, I'd take something more standard, like a Zywiec, anyday! Still, for a special release, it is fairly inexpensive, so I'd say go for it, if you haven't already.
22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2013 07:46:51 | More by TruePerception
More User Reviews:
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.
86 out of 100 based on 971 ratings.