10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,070 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,070
Reviews: 182
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:
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.

(Beer added by: azdback on 09-27-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -1%
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%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 9/13/13.

A: Pours black...or close to it. Perhaps a very very dark brown. Small fizzy light brown head. Head fades out quickly but sticks around quite well, oddly enough. Small smattering of lacing.

S: Flowery, very much so. Smells like lavender and jasmine. Some sweet chocolate in there.

T: Again with the flowers up front. Spicy and floral. Very floral. Borderline lavender soap at times. Luckily there is a decent chocolatey roasted malt backing it up and keeps it from being too floral. More spiciness (jasmine I assume) and flowers in the aftertaste.

M: Medium-heavy and smooth.

O: A flowery porter. Certainly a unique brew, can't say I've ever had anything like this before. Not a big fan of flowers in my beer but it's certainly a pretty good brew overall. Not too overpowering but definitely strong and spicy. Not something I'd pick up again but a worthwhile experiment to try.

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2.94/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours dark black with a toffee colored head that dies down really quick and leaves a healthy thick lacing ring.

S - Chocolate malt and jasmine but the aroma is very, very faint...the nose really lacks.

T - Chocolate, jasmine, light floral, light oak and honey, and slightly boozy.

M - Velvet smooth with light carbonation and slippery.

O - O.K., but not memorable.

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10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,070 ratings.