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RATINGS: 469   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3334) - 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 (3795) - 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 (4719) - 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 (35959) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at Hundested Havnehytte. Almost black - offwhite head. Aroma of ryebread. Ok malty. Some sweetness. Coffee. Burned malts. Light marzipan notes. Hazelnuts. Perfumed flowery notes. I don’t really understand it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (655) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2014
650 ml. bomber. Appearance: finger tan head that does not last long, dark amber to brown, clear, ok lacing. Aroma: bourbon, chocolate, light roast, vanilla, very smooth on the nose. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, smooth, light bitter finish. Taste: sweet chocolate, to nice full malty sweetness, and a tail of dark chocolate bitterness, light dry. Overall, very smooth, very pleasant and pretty subtle really. Great sipping and sharing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zekada (264) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Subtle dark smell with a creamy chocolate aroma and a fresh feeling. Pours dark brown or light black with a small brown head. A complex mix in flavours of dark chocolates, raisins and a small roasted and smokey after taste. It has a creamy feeling in mouth and lingers over time with a nice feeling. Definitely worth a try if you are a fan of porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black, chocolate, fruity, velvety, light flowery jasmine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2014
This is an excellent porter colab. Super smooth with a hint of smoke flavor. Pours deep brown in color. Had at world of beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2014
Shared bottle at Kaserna. Red dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma and flavour is dry, flower, cocoa, roasted malt, hop, coffee, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.

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