strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very unique beer, primarily because of the strange medley of secondary flavors that accent this smooth, chocolatey beer.
EtTuCthulhu (1359) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
dwyerpg (4830) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
adrian910ss (2419) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark cola with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate notes, honey and jasmine. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, honey, jasmine and floral notes. Not bad, but not great.
poisoneddwarf (1936) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Aroma is bready, coffee, licorice, something sweet which I assume is the avocado honey, cinnamon (?). Pours nearly black with red highlights; has a two finger beige head with good retention; leaves a little lace. Taste is mostly sweet with a lightly bitter finish; lingering savoriness. Flavors of licorice, molasses. Velvety texture. Good.
portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours brown black with a tight soapy creamy looking head that settles to a thin film and some lacing. Aroma is sweet floral and malty. Taste is very floral maybe even a bit fruity with sweetness and bitterness there is roasted malt some vanilla chocolate and lavender. Palate is slick somewhat sticky and dry. This is a complex beer and maybe a little out of bounds for me.
mikedR (1555) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unusual, to say the least. Technically I'm getting the porter base. But there's the obligatory it seems Stone hoppiness. And unexpected flowery sweetness. Not entirely sure if it works vis-a-vis expectations, but I'm glad I had it. B
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kambei70 (772) - - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice dark apperance. Aroma is roasty. Very burnt malt flavor. Taste is bitter and overly burnt. Palate is well balanced, but overly dry and burnt.