10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
a dark brown almost black pour with a finger of head which quickly dissipated. roasty aromas stand out, with a whiff - you catch notes of vanilla, honey, caramel, maple. the flavor comes off with an overall roasted profile, with lots of sweet fruit up front (plum/blueberry), honey, and definitely getting the flowers in the finish.
a bit thin on the body for the abv, but fits the porter style - medium carbonation.
this is a decent porter, but i feel lacks body, and is a bit too mellow tasting for the heavy abv. for being almost 10% you can barely taste any booze - and that's awesome, but it seems too one sided with the flavor profile as well. just wish it had a little more to offer is all.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 01:39:37 | More by facundoCNB
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4.48/5 rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A 4 - great tan head that leaves awesome lacing atop the dark brown/black beer, with a mahogany look at the edges where it thins out
S 4.5 - chocolate, vanilla, cream, coffee, real smooth
T 4.5 - same as smell - chocolate, vanilla, cream, coffee, milk
M 4.5 - nice and thick, alc covered, aftertaste is chocolates and cream. Feels like drinking suede.
O 4.5 - the aging of this for one year must have made it awesome. Dunno where the 86 came from.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2014 20:13:23 | More by ISmith87
3.28/5 rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
a collaborated imperial with a girly side? hmmm
not quite pitch black enough to attract riddick, but pretty dark, some bubble columns noticed marching up from the bottom, the head is a construction of cloned micro bubbles that forms a thin layer crown, lacing is good, overall this looks good, nothing special but there is some saying about a judge and his book or something...
expecting a roast note or chocolate or some such... but suede ain't leather baby, there is a flower/honey note that floats over top of the dark chocolate, it also dabbles in raspberry/cherry tone, underneath is a chalky type of cocoa and almost biscuity, I can say that it is rather unique in this department, I don't think I love it but it sure is intriguing
the carbonation is almost absent feeling, it is this weird thing where you think you are going to get the prickly sensation and then it dissapears quicker than the crab legs at a chinese buffett, the honey really comes out in the after taste, this seems to lack the nice roast/dark flavors of your standard porters, in some ways it seems to almost want to mimic oak barrel aging, the flavor almost taps on vanilla but for me it misses the mark a bit, maybe a little boozier would help on this ? It is not that it is lacking in kick but something is off the mark for this taster
the sweetness makes this really buck the style, and unfortunately I don't think it works, it is lacking the nice porter flavors that define the style, it sort of comes close in mouth feel but does not hit this 100% either. An interesting brew but I am glad I only bought one
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 04:35:49 | More by Ego
10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
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