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RATINGS: 447   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.


SpongeRuiner's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (691) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Looks amazing. Super nice layered lacing on the glass. Dark fruit flavors upfront. Heavy honey midway and throughout. Slight floral hints coming in at the end.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (10471) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Süffig malziger Antrunk mit leichten Schokoladennoten. Rund, unscheinbar, zum Ende auch kaum malzig. Ok. 9/11/7/8//7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1679) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Black with medium beige head. Aroma is light roast, medium/light body, low carbonation, and good small bubble lacing. Taste is nice roasty, chocolate, and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whoisghost (41) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4157) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1088) - 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.

4.2
   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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (501) - - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3123) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3217) - 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.


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