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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Due to our participation in at least a half a dozen collaborations each year, one might perceive Stone as the craft beer equivalent of a bee flitting indiscriminately from one brewery to the next, all the while drawing precious nectar-the expertise and creativity of those institution’ brewmasters. Another buzzy operation that gets the same rap is Bluejacket, a new, Washington, D.C.-based operation headed by industry veteran and constant collaborator Megan O’Leary Parisi. But make no mistake, Stone and Bluejacket are intensely selective about the contemporaries we invite into our brewhouses. We look for the same high level of passion and daringness to flip a beer style on its head that we employ on a baily basis. So, when 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Keg at brewdog... Deep black... Thin tan head... Sift dark chocolate nose... Dark chocolate... Soft chocolate roast... Light bitter roast... Soft chocolate... Nice enough

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma has some nice chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is similar. The dominant notes are chocolate and roasted malt but I also get a little bit of a floral character and some sweetness that I assume is from the honey. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2343) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Moderate dark bread and dark chocolate for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with raisin and toffee in the background. Head is average size, frothy, light tan with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes slightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a carbonation between soft and lively and finishes a touch chalky. Perfect balance from all the aromas and flavors in this awesome Imperial Porter with the perfect mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (595) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bomber. Black with a tan head. Sweet honey, earthy hop, light floral, roasted malts and soft alcohol. Honey sweetness with a mineral bitter aftertaste that seems to start only after swallowing the beer. Body is heavier with a sticky feel. Very intriguing beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2013
22oz bottle. First I have to comment on the beauty of the label - really nice design. Black pour, with a lusious mocha head of diverse-sized bubbles. Aroma is dark fruit and light alcohol. Flavors are very smooth and well blended. Rich and silky with no single flavor dominating.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CopterScott (161) - Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
pours black with a relatively thin but persistent tan head. roasty malt and spice aroma. flavor is roasted malts, dark chocolate, and spices. medium to soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8098) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours mahogany toward dark blackish at the edges with 1-finger tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, hot pepper, black and blue berries. HEAVY blueberries, At any rate, the taste is roasty malty, with florals, blueberry, cacao, backup hops, and a complex finish. This one is delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1491) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours a not quite opaque brown, some light comes through. It has a big thick light tan head as well. Has a mild bready and spicy aroma. Taste is smooth sweet roasted malt, bread dough, dark chocolate and a bit of espresso. ABV is well hidden. Remarkable porter to be sure.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, floral. Taste is roasted malt followed by intense floral flavor. Little sweetness. Alcohol noticeable in the floral finish. Nice lacing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (435) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Between the dark brown rich color, the creamy head, and the excellent lacing, this earns top marks for appearance. The aroma is unmistakably coffee, but still subtle (not overpowering like some). You can tell it has close to a 10% ABV as it goes down the throat, but the creaminess really makes up for it -- the combination of malt and creaminess is one of the best I’ve had. Good beer!


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