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RATINGS: 496   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (794) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Draft from BrewDog, Shepherd’s Bush on 7 December 2013. Poured black with a dense beige head. Roasty aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Initial flavours of liquorice, roasted malt and burnt sugar. Full, rich mouth feel. Finish was earthy with notes of grassy hop and espresso.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmtamayog (18) - Weston, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2014
A strong aroma that comes with a strong flavor. It has a black color with a clear yellow foam. And a light body.Oveall a strong beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
2013-12-14. Black body nice frothy tan head. Aroma is pleasant. Sweet mild dark malt, light roast and whisper of coconut. Flavour has a nice sweet malt core but gains a moderate bitterness and finishes on the bitter side. Light spice character in the background? Very smooth medium to full bodied palate, soft carbonation. 4+ Deceptively drinkable. On tap at Abraxas, Miami

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Floral and roasted malt on nose. More sweet floral notes on palate along with traditional porter flavors. For some reason it just wasnt completely my thing. Well made beer though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6566) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Ruby black body with lasting tan sheen. Dry hay, licorice, light chocolate aromas. Light bodied with average co2. Dark chocolate, medium roast malt, pale malt flavors with a smooth finish___very easy drinking no hint of the 8.6abv

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
I think this was on tap - Pours near black with a tan head. The aroma is of roast malt, cocoa, and even flowery. The flavor is sweet chocolate malt with herbal character. It may be the jasmine that I’m getting there. There’s also a subtle fruitiness. It has a creamy full body and finishes with a roasted, pleasant bitterness. Really, really good. Fantastic brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3152) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a fairly dark black color and leaves the same color body with a slightly off-white foamy one and a half finger head that dies at a moderate pace leaving some clingy foamy lacing in its wake; the aroma has some light floral (I’m guessing its the calendula flowers, the bottle describes) notes that are up front and I do get the jasmine and honey coming through in a sweet way; the taste is mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors but the normal "roastiness" of an American Porter comes through, roasty yet floral aftertaste, dry sweet finish; easy on the palate - uh...perhaps maybe; overall, I would say a very well done American Porter, alcohol seems to be well hidden

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3034) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber. Thanks to mike12da. Chocolate, tobacco, heavy floral punches. Thin brown color. Light chocolate, jasmine tea, mild sweet fruitiness, and light honey. Medium body. Pleasant and smooth. Lots of herbal notes in flavor. Very light body for an imperial. Tasty.


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