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

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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
Ratings:
1,127
Reviews:
196
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
126
For Trade:
7
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz. poured into a Imperial pint glass

A: Deep brown-black with a super thick cream head. No lacing apparent but really good retention through out the 45 mins it took me to kill this bomber.

S: Roasted malt, slightly sweet, hints of mint, semi sweet chocolate, and coffee. Smells like a solid porter.

T: Toasted malt, floral notes, honey, mint, green apple, agave, and something like pollen in honey. A little medicinal on the finish that keeps it from being great.

M: Really lives up to its name here. Creamy and soft on the palate. Like laying your tongue on a cloud or a pillow. Goes down like silk and coats the mouth.

O: Pretty good. A little strange but in a good way. Everything on this was great except for that medicine tang i got on the finish. Definitely worth trying and i prefer it over their regular porter but not legendary like some of their other collaborations.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours black in color with a 1 finger tan head that has really good retention.

Smell has lightly roasted malt notes along with and interesting mix of different floral aromas that lead to an unexplainable aroma that is decent.

Taste has some lightly toasted malt alongside some bitter flower petal flavors that make an interesting combination. Some nutty flavors come out more as it warms and help bridge the malt and flowers.

Mouthfeel is good, medium body with moderate carbonation and a mildly sticky sweet finish.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Very dark brown with a 1.5-finger latte-colored head
S: Espresso, dark roasted malts, a touch hoppy
T: Matches the nose with notes of coffee, dark malt and a of coffee/hops bitterness. The bitterness, though covers up any of the unique additives mentioned on the bottle
M: Medium-bodied, a bit warming
O: A solid beer I just wish the floral/honey additives were more prevalent

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

10 Barrel / Blue Jacket / Stone - Suede Imperial Porter from Stone Brewing
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,127 ratings.
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