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

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3.83/5
Very Good
1,128 Ratings
Stone / 10 Barrel / Blue Jacket Suede Imperial PorterStone / 10 Barrel / Blue Jacket 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:
Collaboration with 10 Barrel Breweing and Blue Jacket Brewing

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:
197
Ratings:
1,128
pDev:
11.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is roast malt dominant, with dark fruit and cocoa adding complexity. Notes of grape and cherry cough syrup dominate.

Flavor reveals more prominent grape and cherry dominance, with bitter roast malt weighing in mid palate and carrying through to the finish. Cocoa is subtle. A little too bitter for my liking.

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Photo of CHickman
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Clinton Hall, NYC, pours pitch black with a nice 2 finger creamy khaki colored head that faded slowly and left really good spotty lacing.

Smells of roasted malt, coffee beans, herbs, molasses, honey and some light dark fruit. Some sweet earthy and floral notes round out the aroma and bring out cocoa powder and/or bakers chocolate.

Tastes like it smells but with a lot stronger caramel, sweet malt, roasted grains, and then the coffee beans, herbs, piney hops, molasses, honey, dark fruit like cherry and plum, earthy notes like peat moss and tea leaf, floral hoppy notes and then cocoa powder and/or bakers chocolate. Tasty, complex and completely masking the ABV, this is as smooth as suede.

Creamy and slick across the tongue, it slides down like a chocolate milk and is way too easy to drink while masking the ABV; medium body, light carbonation and basically sessionable. Nice well aged porter that I'm glad I got to try.

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4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out pitch black with not head. Getting lots of honey in the smell. Honey and roasted malts in the taste. Not getting jasmine or flowers. Smooth, lower carb and a touch dry.

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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours an obsidian black body with a thick sticky meniscus of tan cream.

S- The creamy blend of black roasted malt and some leather notes with a perfume floral hint grows as it opens up.

T- Roasted black malt leads to a thin finish of roasted slightly astringent black charred grains. There is a dark cola note that lingers in the aftertaste.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a scrubbing fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer is a bit thin like beers with honey and not really rich like I would expect an imperial porter, but it has some nice light porter notes. The flowers might contribute some character but I didn't notice them specifically.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark with some coffee and dark fruit flavors and some honey also.
one of the best porter i have had.

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3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
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Stone / 10 Barrel / Blue Jacket Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,128 ratings