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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

1,088 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,088
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 12
Gots: 124 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: azdback on 09-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Overall we were expecting a lot more, especially with a name like suede. Bouquet of deep, dark malts, with little hints of unknown florality. The beer becomes pretty one note after that, alcohol and malt, balanced with a bitter and roasty finish. Its a decent porter, curious to see how it would age, but nothing to go out of the way for.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at the Chimes in Covington, served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a jet black with two fingers of frothy brown head that fades to a nice chunky lace.

Smell: Sweet chocolate malt, some roast, and a bit of a floral scent. Maybe a bit of honey as well, interesting and not overpowering.

Taste: Chocolate, light coffee and a bit of citrus and floral character, slight taste of alcohol but pretty well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with light carbonation and smooth creamy texture and little burn from the alcohol. A nice sipper for sure.

Overall: A very good beer, not my favorite from Stone, but I liked it more than I thought I might. Worth a try for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,088 ratings.