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Stone / 10 Barrel / Blue Jacket - Suede Imperial PorterStone / 10 Barrel / Blue Jacket - Suede Imperial Porter

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22ozbottle with Bottled On 09/13/13 on the neck. Pours a rich black color with dark ruby hues and an inch of frothy tan head. Lots of lacing. Roasty aroma with some dark chocolate. Earthy and floral. The taste is flowery upfront with dark chocolate and roasted malts. Some earthiness. More floral flavor towards the end. Hints of honey but the floral flavor is more present. Slick mouthfeel. Abv is well hidden. The dark chocolate and flower tastes clash at times. Maybe a bit too floral for my liking but still a decent beer. Overall, its a good Porter but I wouldn't be heartbroken if I never had it again.

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3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 9/10/13 poured on 10/23/13. Pours dark brown to black with one finger khaki head. Chocolate and roast aroma with some dark fruit and a bit of florals. Flavor is roast up front with some hints of dark fruit. Finishes with an interesting burst of flowers on the palate. Some good bit of bitter as well. The light florals keep this from feeling thick, though it is nicely silky and smooth, robust, with medium carbonation. Basically a standard imperial porter, bordering on the light side for the style, with some very light nuance from the flowers. Pretty good and this is super drinkable with no sign of the ABV.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bnes09
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown, near black in color. Thin head on the pour which recedes rather quickly and offers little lacing.

Big floral aroma. Hint of tropical fruit. Subtle roasted bready character.

Malt flavor is delicate on the palate with a mellow flavor of corn and wheat toast. Leafy, vegetable hop flavor compliments the malt. Great balance of brown sugar sweetness. Finish is on the dry side.

Medium to full bodied and slightly lighter than most big porters. Solid carbonation. Slight grainy texture on the teeth.

Overall, its a solid porter. The flavor profile is quite different than expected but nice for a chance of pace. Subtle, yet sophisticated.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, deep brown, nearly black. It's not so murky that deep ruby highlights are prevented from showing through. Head is a thick finger of pillowy tan foam with a nice lace left as it dissipates. Quite nice.

Smell: lightly herbal with a light yeastiness and a little bit of roasted character. I couldn't say I could pick out any one of the botanicals; it's just a light, floral herbiness. I like it, but it is a bit subtle for a porter.

Taste: very floral indeed; somewhat sweet up front but with a bigger, roasty undertone. Perhaps not a go-to porter, but the botanicals are really quite lovely.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice silkiness, good carbonation and nice creaminess. A-OK.

Overall: I like the inspiration behind the beer. Maybe the execution isn't perfect, but that quick hit of flowers right at the beginning of the palate is quite nice.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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