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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

987 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 10
Gots: 109 | FT: 9
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:
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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Kuongming

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-13-2013 04:27:14 | More by Kuongming
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-13-2013 03:24:38 | More by jtladner
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GatorCoop

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

10-13-2013 03:17:13 | More by GatorCoop
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +24%

10-13-2013 02:55:45 | More by PatGreer
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-13-2013 02:51:28 | More by largadeer
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nataku00

California

3.15/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours dark brown with two fingers of creamy tan colored head. Good amount of lacing as the head dissipated to a sheet of creamy foam on the surface. Good amount of carbonation visible at the edge of the glass.

Strange aroma for a porter/imperial porter. More sweet floral and english yeast ester, red apple character than anything else, almost like bubble gum. A slight roasted note but is overpowered by the sweet honey floral and yeast aromas.

Sweet floral and fruity ester flavors dominate the taste as well. Sweet flavors that There's a little bit of a roasted malt near the finish. Lingering floral and light roasted flavor on the tongue.

Medium body, creamy, soft and smooth on the tongue. Feels almost like a nitro carbonated beer with how smooth and velvety it is. An odd porter, perhaps a little too much honey and jasmine added such that the sweet floral flavors overwhelm the base porter.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 02:25:18 | More by nataku00
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Redstone.
Pours a fairly clear dark brown with faint garnet highlights when held to light and a fluffy tan head that persists forever. Aromas of caramel and chocolate with light sweet sugary malt aromas. honey and light non descript flowery aromas round out the nose. Little to no hop aroma. The flavor is milk chocolate vanilla and caramel with a light honey like sweetness. There's a touch of alcohol flavor and a light earthy hop flavor. Spicy and floral notes really confuse the the whole porter thing. Medium body with a silky creamy mouthfeel and a moderate level of carbonation. Drinkable and it kind of grew on me as a drank it, but still a bit weird for my palette.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 02:12:23 | More by johnnnniee
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bootdown21

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

10-13-2013 02:10:00 | More by bootdown21
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Buckeye982

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-13-2013 01:39:47 | More by Buckeye982
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Erice78

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-13-2013 01:34:30 | More by Erice78
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seplo

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-13-2013 01:22:53 | More by seplo
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jopezu

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-13-2013 01:11:11 | More by jopezu
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caseyoharaa

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-12-2013 23:51:32 | More by caseyoharaa
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-12-2013 22:56:37 | More by Tyrawlings
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flexabull

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 21:20:36 | More by flexabull
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice brown color that turns black in the glass. Certainly looks porter like in the depth and color. A nice inch or two of foam billows up, nice density but not world class.

Roast coffee and chocolate with some fruit like bitter herbal notes at the end.

Chocolate, coffee, and some earthy tones come through. A lot of bakers chocolate and near vanilla notes on the back end.

I'd hoped for creamy and thick, something making me think Suede and well, this is lacking. This is a somewhat watery beer.

Suede hits a lot of high notes but the end result is just missing something.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 20:54:10 | More by bobhits
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Jameswoody

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-12-2013 20:28:09 | More by Jameswoody
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mbw314

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-12-2013 20:07:55 | More by mbw314
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

10-12-2013 19:06:39 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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brycevolk

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

10-12-2013 15:30:40 | More by brycevolk
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 05:01:49 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up about a finger's worth of head which basically has no retention. The head is a medium beige with some purple qualities while the body is a dark chocolate brown which shows hints of ruby when held up to the light. No lacing is shown as of yet.

Nose- Very piercing scent of sour, red fruit that I can't quite place. Maybe pomegranate though I haven't had that in a while. The nose from the glass is a bit more mellow, showing some cherry, raisins, plums, and a hint of Sweet Tarts. Very nice but unlike any porter I've ever smelled. Lots of floral notes coming from both the calendula and jasmine. Some notes of rose with slight honey in the background.

Taste- Starts off sweet with some of the same red fruit notes of the nose. Seems to bypass the notes of cherry, raisin, and plum to move on to slightly roasted notes. Some coffee but then the sweet fruit and floral notes strike back to only end up it in roasted and coffee notes. These malted notes are fairly bitter but it seems they must be to push against the very sweet, fruity esters and the spice that seems to pervade the flavor profile. At the very least, this is an interesting beer. The fruit and flowers seem to impart aspects of candy and perfume. No heat at all but I think even 12% might have a hard time breaking through the presence and complexity of this beer. It does seem to lack balance and integration which seems to suggest that it should be aged. Slight hints of honey but the bitter coffee tends to trample it once it arises. Light pomegranate as well. The overly flowery aspects begin to fade and make this a bit more approachable. Interesting experiment and a good beer- just not my kind of beer. I like sweetness in my porters; this just isn't the right kind. Very vinous but with a very herbal kick. And some coffee.

Mouthfeel- A little more than medium bodied with ample carbonation. It's not too much zip but it does cut into the velvet character the brewers were trying to achieve.

Drinkability- Taxing at first but becomes more accessible as I continue. The alcohol has no presence so this could be a dangerous beer for those who enjoy its flavor profile. Approximately the same reasonable price that Stone has for all of its higher end, high alcohol bombers.

Overall- A good beer, maybe solid, definitely different- it could be a gateway to porters for those who don't like them. I would certainly give it a shot. The price is decent enough and at 9.6%, you will get some kind of payback. Questionable whether I will get some to age.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 04:57:14 | More by artoolemomo
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jaybrough

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 03:41:26 | More by jaybrough
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markhobbs1

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 03:14:48 | More by markhobbs1
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KristineT

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

10-12-2013 02:40:02 | More by KristineT
10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.