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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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 institutioní 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 OíLeary 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, Oregonís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Deep brown. Nose isnít 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1710) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4453) - 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. Thereís some touches of honey and bitter florals near the finish. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3991) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2226) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2601) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Pours dark brown to black with small tan head. Aroma is blunted....sweet roasted malt., touch of floral. Taste is a parade of sorts. Flash of bitter followed by flower bouquet, pronounced honey sweetness, a little alcohol bite to bring up the rear. Super smooth, soft texture. A little too sweet in my opinion, but tasty and original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 29, 2013
A very unique beer, primarily because of the strange medley of secondary flavors that accent this smooth, chocolatey beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2013
The appearance of this beer has a clear but very dark reddish brown color with a large tan head, and the aroma combines roasted malts with jasmine. The taste fuses mild umami, slight sourness, and a touch of sweetness, which isnít the best combination, but the palate is nice due to the soft carbonation, oily texture, full body, and a malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2013
I didnít get a whole lot as far as the aroma goes, but flavor wise I really enjoyed this. Just the right thickness in the body, itís not too sweet (maybe thatís from the flowers?). In any case, itís pretty good.

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