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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,067 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,067
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
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:
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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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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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A nice deep black almost pitch with some ruby hues at the base. Head is 1/2 inch of mocha foam with good lacing
S - Flowers are quite strong and honey I guess would be the next thing I pick up. Roast is very calm which is good for a porter. I drink.
T - Mild smokey malts, touch of charcoal but mostly sweet honey and the flowers make it quite smooth. I am reminded in the finish it's a porter since it's slightly drying and chalky but it's mostly sweet almost chocolate like taste. Exceptional.
M - Medium bodied, smooth, and slick. Loving this big beer.

Overall I am impressed this is a smooth drinking big porter well worth the 8.49 bomber cost. Always love picking up these collab's so keep it up Stone!

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10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.