10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
4.11/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Hit the shelves today, bomber to a snifter
Pours nearly black ruby with a brown tinge around the very bottom, transparency is ~20%. A finger of foam has died down pretty quick leaving a frothy slightly brown foam. Mild carbonation, good lacing. Could have sported a better head, other than that great
Smells pretty crazy. Crisp and lightly minty floral jasmine tones hit first, chocolate, honey, coffee, roasted malts, a touch of citrus and a little bit of alcohol. Smells sort of like a flower watered and grown with beer. Honey, chocolate, and alcohol come much more pronounced as it warms
Tastes of floral jasmine, honey, chocolate, some mint, a little coffee and a bit of citrus, finished by roasted malts and alcohol. All come together pleasantly
Feel is medium body with a very smooth, creamy, wet finish. Alcohol is very present, drinks a little warm, but doesn't hurt the drinkability at all, can't wait to see this after some age
Overall a very bizarre beer. It's sort of like drinking the color purple, I like it a lot. Time to start hoarding bottles- I'll rereview in a year or two
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2013 02:21:44 | More by lordofstarside
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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.