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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a honey and treacle aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor with a thick dry finish. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 19, 2014
bottle, pours a deep opaque black color. with minimal tan head. big body with intense dark malt flavors. Slight vanilla notes. Hint of molassas. Overall even dry.sweet malty balance. Intense but well balanced. stealthy alcohol. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Dark dark brown with tan head poured from a bottle. Aroma of chocolate and coffee and tastes the same as well. Great beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Light nose, mostly chocolate, some roasty malt. Flavour is chocolate, light fruitiness and malt. Fairly simple for an imperial porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty smooth chocolate aroma. Roasted malty smooth chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
On tap at Urge Gastropub’s 53 tap Stone takeover. It was quite a list. I was a bit disappointed with this one. Not very thick in the glass, nor rich on the palate. Sharp roasty bitterness, without the big rich choclateness or coffee I so want in this.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
660ml bottle at brewdog newcastle. pours very dark with brown head. aroma is malty, chocolate and of spice too. licorice? good taste but not amazing considering the amount paid.... as is the way buying this kind of beer in the uk.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle:   Deep brown, ruby highlights, light to moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Has an odd cold remedy aroma, perhaps very soft cough syrup.   Yeah, not so much a roasted malt nose, but instead a medicial cough syrup.   Reminds me of when I was a kid and my mom force-fed me this stuff when I had a cold.   Thankfully on the tongue there is some roasted malts, but guess what, it tastes a bit like Robitussin.   Totally.   Ugh, I am having to take bites of food or sips of another drink right after this to help quell the urge to gack.   Well, perhaps its not as serious as that, but I don’t much care for the flavor profile.   Comes across as very medicinal.   Lets just leave it at that.  Not one I would want to visit again.   Lingering robitussin and very pale roasted malts and lactose sweetness.   Blech...


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (848) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Dark brown in the glass. Roasted malt character with pleasant floral notes in the aroma and palate. Balanced bitterness throughout. Pretty interesting brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Light roast aroma. The flavor found roast and chocolate backgrounds. Medium to full creamy body.


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