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RATINGS: 480   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4324) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beuge head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, light smokiness, some flowers, a little dough, and some bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretgy good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft at Taps 25, Lansing. Deep opaque brown-black body, medium dense beige head. Ashy nose with notes of cedar. Rich body with notes of cherry and dark fruits, licorice, roast, and coffee bean. Tannic, sweet and roasty but not thick or syrupy. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, smoke and herbal aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9382) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a deep, dark brown, almost black color with an off white head. Earthy, toasted nuts, floral, roast, and some honey. Alcohol content hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Black, thick, luxurious creamy brown head. Smells like coffee with some nice floral notes, too. A bit of red wine, as well. Taste is coffee, red wine, vanilla ice cream, and only a hint of honey. Very rich, as well. Nice sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Changed (363) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bomber. Pours black. Tan head. Very spotty lacing. Aroma is malt, some raisin and dark druit. Flavor is largely floral. Little honey at the end. Not really a porter, not really a fruit beer. It’s good, but not like anything else I’ve tried, but not sure if thats in a ’good’ or ’bad’ way. Drinkable, just different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pour is super dark brown with a small light brown head. Lots of toasty chocolate on the nose, sweet honey notes, toffee, and some nice subtle floral notes. Wow, lots of jasmine on the taste, then it goes to bitter dark chocolate, some roasted malt, and then a sweet floraly honey note at the end. This one is ok, fairly sweet and the jasmine is a little too strong though I kind of like the idea.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4201) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Aroma is dark malts, spices, berries and funk. The flavor is dark malts, medium sweetness, spices, flowers, mild citrus hop and an acidic and funky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoForShlomo (47) - - OCT 20, 2013
Light floral aroma; inky black appearance with an off-white head; slightly sweet taste with a touch of floral; very fizzy on the palate with a bitter finish that clashes with the sweet floral taste; overall, it’s a solid porter but it doesn’t deliver on the second dimension

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (712) - Burlingame, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a nice floral aroma with a lot of honey, jasmine, and dark malt. The flavor is honey and malt up front with a semisweet finish and a very smooth body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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