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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.


TheLevi4000's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours dark almost pitch black. Smells of roasted grains and slight floral notes with a slight sweetness. Maybe honey? Tastes exactly like it smells. Interesting take on a porter and a good collaboration. Some times 3 brewers and and an unusual flavor profile don’t work. This kinda did.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7870) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Had awhile back on tap .. . Dark brown black .. Solid foam, dies down a bit .. Roast, toast. Upper forties, old burnt wood in a brick pit in 1998, and booze .. Mouth is a bit sharp still .. Nice but all over the place .. . Making jamaican mistake deep dish pizza

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Dark brown/black color. Roasted malt, chocolate, jasmine and wood. Chocolate taste, caramel, jasmine, small coffee taste. Dry and roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (9519) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is roasted malt, bread, honey. Medium body, molasses, chocolate, honey, light dry finish, good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ schnapps snifter ][ 01.09.15 ]
dark translucent chestnut, thin cream ring. Sweet nose, underattenuated with brown malt, lightly metallic. Sweet flavor, standard chocolate with light nut, full body is rich, sticky.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (1794) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Malty aroma with some floral hints, liquorice, honey and roasted malts. Slightly sweet at the start with some hints of honey and flowers and then a slightly bitter roasted middle and finish. Some notes of roast and chocolate. Well balanced sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Nice deep dark almost jet black body. Espresso, chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma, with some essence of hops. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (5719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity smell with blueberries. Taste of chocolate, dark malts, blueberries. Smooth, interesting flavour. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11965) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Draught at Urge. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is leather, chocolate, coffee malt, prunes, figs, earthy hops, and tobacco. Flavor is heavy dark malt, chocolate, dark fruits, earthy hops and light bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wrlangin (133) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
22 oz Bottle purchased online from Blackwell's Beer Run. Very robust roasted malt flavor balanced with chocolate and coffee. The flavors are bold and robust, but not overpowering. One of my favorite porters that I have had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3401) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Dark mahogany body with an inch of dense beige foam atop. Aromas of honey, floral notes, perhaps brown sugar, a touch of wine, slight oxidation. Chocolate, malt, bread. Medium-thin body with soft carbonation. Pretty good.


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