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RATINGS: 465   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.


3.6
   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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish. Caramelish and breadish. Toasted malty. Breadish. Dry and roasted finish. Bitter and roasted into the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2014
Bottled. A very dark brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, fruits, and yeast. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, dark chocolate, and prunes, leading to a dry roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Ungstrup. Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, dried fruits and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of bread and caramel with notes of dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19939) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Dark brown, small head. Aroma of coffee and licorice. Sweet, full bodied, vanilla, coffee. Bitter warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty smooth chocolate aroma. Roasted malty smooth chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
13th September 2014
Almost opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Good fine carbonation. Mild dry dark malts, slight oxidised taste. Tea!? Mild floralness and spice. Whisper of powdery dark chocolate. Finishes light and dry with a little bitterness. Doesn’t hang together for me, the interaction between the malts and flowers producing that odd off tea taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Black color with generous beige head. The aroma is mild, but with pleasant notes of wood-oven baked bread. The mouthfeel is smooth and lean; the roasted malt flavor is not aggressive, some breadcrust; there is a touch of dark chocolate and liquorice, and a hint of flowers; the bitterness is lower than expected.
Graceful brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Keg at brewdog... Deep black... Thin tan head... Sift dark chocolate nose... Dark chocolate... Soft chocolate roast... Light bitter roast... Soft chocolate... Nice enough

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice and hops.


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