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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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very good

1,086 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,086
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 12
Gots: 123 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dope
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jzeilinger
2.91/5  rDev -24%
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
4.02/5  rDev +5%
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
4.25/5  rDev +11%
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%

10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,086 ratings.