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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle from Bier Stein. Inky black pour with very little head despite a relatively aggressive pour. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and some non-discernible floral notes. Taste is full of floral, botanical notes, luckily the jasmine isn’t overpowering and it all adds up to a surprisingly tasty and certainly unique porter with a very smooth mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 This is a superb and complex porter. The jasmine aromas are subtle and add a layer of flavorful sweetness on the back of the tongue. Other aromatics include of hints of raisins, chocolate. and tea. I highly recommend!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1984) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle from Gentiles. Poured black with tan head. Lavender floral honey aroma. Quite smooth smokey floral taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
bottle, pours opaque black with red hues, little to no head, no lacing. big bold malt and roast nose, alcohol, dark fruits. smooth attack, bold sweet fig and plum, roasty dry finish. yumm

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Deep brown. Nose isn’t terribly complex, but has a very unique and interesting clear chamomile note to it. Nice lighter roast porter style lets the floral elements show through along with the honey on the finish. Unique, worth trying.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on October 31st split with Dave.

Appearance: Pours a black opaque with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of light roast, chocolate, faint honey.
Taste: Light roast, light chocolate, lightly sweet, faint flower.
Palate:Medium body, creamy texture, very quick aftertaste.

Summary: The palate on this one was really great. Really enjoy porters, found this very good example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4887) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma has dark chocolate, red fruit and florals. The flavor is surprisingly floral and hoppy with a little dry roasted malt. Very silky mouthfeel. There’s some touches of honey and bitter florals near the finish. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 30, 2013
bottle. yep black with large fluffy tan head. floral hop blended with roast and chocolate. a medium bodied beer with somewhat low carbonation. the flavor has notes of dark chocolate and heavily roasted malts however the finishes incorporates these bitter spice additions that leave a vegetal lingering note. quite bitter with the spices but they also lend some floral notes, but i could just be the hops. also a faint nuttiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2401) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle..Pour is dark with a light tan head..Nose is spice, honey, chocolate, floral, alcohol..Taste is nice and sweet, with chocolate, honey, spice, dry, chalky.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2762) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
22oz bomber shared thanks to Bob F. Pours a thin black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is floral, jasmine, vanilla, sweet honey, and roasted malt. Taste of chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, jasmine flowers, and dry honey. Nice creamy mouthfeel.


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