10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter | Stone Brewing

10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter
BA SCORE
74.7%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 1,127 ratings
10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

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.

Added by azdback on 09-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
196
Ratings:
1,127
Liked:
842
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
11.49%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
126
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 1,127 |  Reviews: 196
Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tommy5
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Garrett_Landvaettir
4.56/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Celtics17
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The honey comes through big, but a big sweetness takes over. Very little to known bitterness. I get very little chocolate, and little coffee. The candy sweetness is there, it's a honey, and caramel battle in the aroma and taste.

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Photo of smi69
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KirleyBrew
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aratcliffe
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark mahogany body with an inch of dense beige foam atop. Aromas of honey, floral notes, perhaps brown sugar, a touch of wine, slight oxidation. Chocolate, malt, bread. Medium-thin body with soft carbonation. Pretty good.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LloydDobler
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Dark with reddish hues and a huge tan head. Smell is floral and a nasty sort of sweet. Taste is honey covered tree bark. Smooth feel was the beers only saving grace.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at KuniSama

A: Pours dark brown, basically black, no light passes through, with a frothy khaki head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little light lacing.

S: Roasty malt, spice, floral notes, and a little honey.

T: Roasty malt, bittersweet chocolate, a little coffee, big time floral and spice notes, some honey, earthy, and a little dark fruit hiding on the back end.

M: Medium body, kinda prickly carbonation. Extra swirling to force out the carbonation yielded a smoother slightly fuller body.

O: There's a ton of cool stuff going on in this one, I'm glad I got to try. I remember missing out on snagging a bottle when it came out. I'm not sure if it was the keg or what but the carbonation just seemed way too high for a big imperial porter. A fuller smoother mouth feel would have bumped this up a grade in my book.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Briken
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Massive, slightly coarse tan head crowns a deep brown body, opaque to light. Scattered, irregular lacing rings the glass walls. Along the glass walls, it appears that a moderate amount of particulate is present.

Aroma: Bitter chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and vinous alcohol are present in substantial amounts. There is an ambiguous floral note as well.

Taste: Opens with prominent roasted roasted malt and strong cold coffee notes. Bittersweet chocolate is present as well. There is a little char also, and there are some earthy and floral flavors. Finishes with bitter chocolate and wood notes and a late surge of cold coffee to draw the taste to a close.

Mouth feel: Very full and soft, simply excellent.

Drinkability/notes: A remarkable example, worthy of being offered on a seasonal basis. Refrigerated since the date of acquisition in the Fall of 2013, this seems quite undiminished.

Presentation: Packaged in an enameled twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice chocolate color. Has a carmely, herbaceous & roasted malt. Flavor is sweet, smooth with a bitter green background note. Has a nice overall flavor and feel. Solid overall

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Photo of Redgoatman
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"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 California. Consider it craft cross-pollination at its finest." Brewed in the style of an American Porter, with Calendula flowers, jasmine and honey added. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft. 2013 release in the Stone Collaboration series.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, foamy head of a deep tan color over a very deep brown body with deep crimson highlights, sparse but dense sediment and light crispness. 3.75

(Smell) Mild roast, chocolate malt base with viscous honey for added sweetness, light floral and herbal spice notes, presumably jasmine or the calendula flowers. Potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) Mild roast and chocolate malt with a smooth viscosity. Finishes slightly grainy and roasty with a raw vegetative dryness. There isn't much flavor of jasmine nor the calendula flowers, but the malt profile of this porter is very manageable despite its flavorful body. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is silky, moderately viscous, lightly sticky, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly roasty and earthy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is moderate, and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) A decent and very drinkable American Imperial Porter, although the usage of jasmine and calendula flowers doesn't really come through all that distinguishable in the finished product, leaving the beer enjoyable but ordinary in delivery. 3.5

Stone Brewing Co.'s
Suede Imperial Porter (With 10 Barrel and Bluejacket)
3.52/5.00

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Photo of GarrettB
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

November 8th, 2013 - Enjoying a night in tonight with Stone's Suede Imperial Stout, a lovely purple and gold bottle promising a sultry, boozy and sophisticated time. The bottle sort of reminds me of gin, in the way it dresses itself, and the ingredient list looks like it could come from a specialty gin distiller: calendula flowers (yeah, never heard of those), jasmine and honey. The smell is gorgeous, as one might suspect, reminding me of the interior of a famous Colorado pizza chain called BoJeau's. Sweet bored grape establishes the aroma's body, and decorates it with additional lilac, and as much honey as they could cram into the scent. There's a ton of carbonation here, and it's detectable well before the first sip. Huge mottled bubbles cling to the side of the glass, making it look more like a soft drink than a brew. Its aftertaste emphasizes a kind of porter style with all the heavy, roasted maltiness, and a long, low rumble until the next sip. The overall flavor mixes that roasted charcoal quality with a subtle red bean (an) paste sweetness. The length of the aftertaste and the time between sips makes this almost like a smokeable beer, the cigar version of a brew, and I'm loving every puff.

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Photo of EXScotT
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DougT
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 74.7% out of 100 with 1,127 ratings
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