10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jsprain1:
4.29/5 rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A- Cola brown, almost black. Head is cocoa, fairly thin and falls pretty quickly. A couple dribbles of lacing.
S- Smell is cocoa, some sweetness (probably from the honey), a faint wisp of espresso. Not sure if I am picking up the calendula or not, but it is definitely sweeter on the nose than the average porter.
T- At first it tastes just like a base porter, with pretty good cocoa and smoke flavors. The juniper and honey become lively midsip and particularly in the finish. I don't know what calendula tastes like but there is a noticeable herbal finish.
M- This is the big seller for me. Silky smooth, low-medium carbonation. Long, delicious finish.
O- A good beer. It tastes quite nice, but the body/mouthfeel are quite a joy here.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2013 02:05:08 | More by jsprain1
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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 974 ratings.