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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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1,077 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 183
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jzeilinger
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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mkotsayfan
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage, 22oz bottle.

A: Dark cola black with a couple fingers of light khaki head. Nice tight bubbles with some good lacing.

S: Mostly chocolate, but there are some lingering herbal/earthiness and honey/sweet notes.

T: The floral flavors are mostly on the finish, with chocolate and honey dominating the front end. The floral flavors come through to the front more as the beer warms.

M: Goes down very easy for nearly 10% ABV, there is a very slight burn on the aftertaste, but hardly noticable. Carbonation and thickness are standard for an imperial porter.

O: Very nice beer, the chocolate and honey seemed like they would mesh well, but the floral notes mixed in nicely with the roasted malt character of the porter.

Photo of Slatetank
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my brother for sharing this, enjoyed chilled courtesy of the bomber from tenderbranson69 in a tulip.

The color is deep cocoa brown opaque with thick beige cap with wavy lace. The smell is very biscuit and slight herbal scent, perhaps floral but mixed with honey-like aroma and mild roastiness from the malt in the nose and toasted grain odors. The feel is very good with mild sweetness and light bitterness with a moderate roastiness with some creaminess and a nice low alcohol texture for the strength.

The taste has a slight coffee-like taste mixed with floral flavors which add an interesting honey quality which adds a thick full taste in combination with the hops and some roasted bitter tangy yeast in the background. The floral and honey flavors mix well with the roasted malt and hop flavor which is augmented by a gentle yeast taste. Overall this is really interesting and combines some ingredients I have found i enjoy in other styles yet the combination works well in a porter and the drinkability is very high for a strong porter. I would enjoy having this again, great recipe.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of deschutes_fan
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

- Pours a straight black with 1cm of light tan foam.

- Smell is roasty and sweet.

- Very porter forward on the taste with roasty malts, followed by strong floral flavors and a bit of sweetness. Flowers dominate the palette with a bitter twang and a strange mouthfeel. Not very complex despite the different flavors.

- Overall a vexing beer. I want to like it, but the different flavor profiles contrast and don't compliment each other or mesh well. Maybe I'm just not a flower in my beer guy... On a positive, it does hide the ~10% ABV quite well.

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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Extremely dark, as in black. When held to the light, a deep burgundy spot passes deep low light through. The head crowned and fell, but left beige semblance on-top.

Floral medley of aromas on-top of dry porter malts and roasty hearth. Barely picking up a raw honey note beneath earthy roasted grain bitterness. Notes of dark mocha and earl grey. Warm tones in the nose with a quaint complexity.

Huge malt bitterness with a major deal of booze. Spiciness abound pulling around the palate walls, obscuring recurring floral notes that have something to do with hops, as well as jasmine and pot marigold. Licorice and cocoa and African coffee varietals. Heavy roast with the underlying semi-sweet character of honey, however those sugars got eaten up and became convoluted. It wouldn't be ridiculous to say I recognize citrus. Vegetal astringencies are products of the additives.

Feels boozy, like a good slow sipper or maybe spicier, still. Carbonation retains that fervent sensation.

Well-directed from the beginning, but fermentation has taken the end result astray a bit. A classy effort.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.