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RATINGS: 475   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whoisghost (82) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2014
Dark black with a slightly off white head. Looks thick, looks amazing. Getting a leathery aroma with a bit of rum and raisins as well - sweet but nothing special. Nutty and licorice taste with additional smooth whisky flavours. Coats mouth really well, typical carbonation for style and good density.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4282) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
22oz bottle. Black pour. Deep chocolate, roasted notes. Smells thick & sticky. Medical character. Loads of roast, char, dark chocolate. Thick texture, heavy bodied. (4135)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. fuller bodied medium pour. Tootsie rolls. chocolate, hidden berry notes underneath. Nice strong porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Excellent Imperial Porter! Of course, there aren’t a ton of IPs. Dark malty back flavor, smoky yet tart front flavor. Could be a malt bomb, but the other ingredients prevent that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
22oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a black color with a tall beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving a decent amount of lacing. Smell is of dark roasted malt, dark cocoa, with the jasmine and honey coming through as well. Mouthfeel is silky smooth with a decently heavy body, very nice. Taste is chocolate truffles and honey up front, bringing sweetness and dark chocolate bitterness at the same time. The jasmine and calendula can be tasted in the finish, nice and subtle. Alcohol is at 9.6%, but with everything going on here, it is well hidden. Overall, a really good imperial porter, smooth and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (659) - - JUL 6, 2014
Bomber. Dark chocolate aroma with notes of jasmine as well as a bit of honey. Pours black with one finger of light brown head with good retention but no lacing. Smooth, rich mouthfeel with nice dark chocolate flavors with a hint of of honey sweetness. Finishes extremely smooth with a touch of jasmine with the rich dark chocolate lingering on the palate throughout. Excellent porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3466) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 5, 2014
Dark brown color. Strong nose of plum, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses with quick dissipating head. The body is med-full with low carbonation. Tons of dark chocolate, dark fruits and plum notes. Slightly sweet. The jasmine is a bit lost in the beer, but otherwise, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with tan head. Dark plum and fruit aromas with sweeter aromas. Dark sweet malts, light fruit tones and spice and floral tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4825) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Tony-gorilla: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium to bigger sized beige foamy head on top of a black beer. Aromas of honey, pils malts, tangerine, manure, some flowers and herbs. Flavours of malts, hay, toast, roast, bitters, spices, flowers, some bay leaf, dried leaves, some herbal spices and a roasty spicy edge. Strange but ok. Aftertaste is a mix of bay leaf, toast/roast, some spicy herbs, malts and bitters. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to a bit fuller bodied and a creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting, Ulfborg ].

[ As 10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter ].
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, wood. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate, roasted, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140301]

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