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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pours thin and black with a nice head. Aroma is sweet flowers and hops. Flavor is amazing flowery and real honey, sucrets cough drops. Great how the real flavor of the adjuncts cut through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4759) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Je n’avais aucune attente pour celle-là, surtout que la fusion thé/bière n’a pas souvent fonctionné pour moi...Cette fois-ci, on peut dire que c’est une première. Le liquide coule brun/ambré et respire les fleurs et le caramel grillé et je suis aussitôt séduit par l’équilibre et la touche de miel qui enrobe le tout. Pas la plus complexe mais extrêmement séduisante.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5466) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
22oz bomber from Total Wine in Brick, or something like that. Poured a medium density opaque black with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma starts off sweet with notes of honey scented Tootsie Roll, touch of jasmine and some vanilla. Medium body that is actually a bit thin for the style and high ABV, bubbly carbonation and not trace of the ABV, wish this one was a bit smoother and more creamy. Flavor of flower petals and jasmine originally and then that fades nicely to some chocolate and continues to intensify to lots of burnt toast and burnt dark chocolate. Nice beer and suprised the delicate jasmine and honey even come out in such a big burnt beer. This would have been so much better with a creamy body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1106) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
10 oz. draft pours a dark black color with an off white head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, light floral. Full bodied, complex, with. Great sweet floral finish. Great beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Black,some lace. Aroma is smooth with dark berries particularly blueberry, chocolate,and a rich but mild roastiness.Some breadiness. Taste is smooth , with dark berries /blueberry chocolate and roast. Piney hoppiness. dark chocolate mocha cookies. Rich smooth chocolaty porter with a strong piney finish. Fairly impressed but thinking this one may be good with some age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3204) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle, from Triangle Wine. Good aroma. Sweet. Roasty. Chocolate, floral. Dark orangey brown color. Good head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter dry sweet finish. Pretty tasty. I get the jasmine in the finish, otherwise a solid big porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattwilliams81 (33) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Dark brown, very thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate. Taste of roasted malt and chocolate, slight bitter floral flavor, slight sweetness. Medium to full-bodied. Overall, well-balanced, decent flavor, but not particularly complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1370) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours black with a light khaki head that settles fairly quickly to a ring and leaves some spotty lace. Nose involves plenty of dark chocolate, a fresh floral quality, some toasted malt, very clean. Fairly sweet, but quite bitter, much more so in fact. Medium bodied, actively carbed, a bit warm with alcohol, bright, with a long toasty dry herbal bitter finish. Definitely different, but it is cool how it came together. Without putting my nose in a fistful of jasmine or calendula, I can’t say what they specifically brought to the beer, but it must be that distinct herbal quality in the aroma and on the palate.

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!


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