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RATINGS: 517   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.

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3.7
rader58 (933) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours clear dark brown/black. Aroma of molasses, jasmine, peat, raisin, caramel. It has a floral and sweet character with an underlying earthiness in the nose. Flavor is molasses, caramel, floral, peat, roasty. Quite a nice sweetness and floral up front with a deeper earth and coffee in the finish.

3.7
Ktwse (5675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Pours dark brown with low tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, light brown sugar. Taste is sweet with port barrel and dark fruit, slight astringent bitterness in the finish. Body is medium and creamy with soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
craftbeersweden (715) - SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2014
Dark brown beer with a one finger high white-beige head. Nose: Floral notes, vanilla, honey, caramel and milk. Taste: Flower, honey, syrup and caramel. Sweet taste and almoust no chocolate and dark bread that I persumed. Body: Medium to full body with medium carbonation. The bitterness balance the sweetness. I like this beer!

3.8
punkska101 (2194) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
bottle thx Heather and Frank shared with dad. A: dark chocolate, caramel, some vanilla, dark fruits. app: pitch black beige head t/p: full body with long bitter finish.velvety texture o:.super classy.I enjoyed it quite a bit.

3.5
vlan1 (220) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
On Draft @ Stone Tap Takeover Black Motor oil with tan head. Faint floral notes on the nose. Taste is roasty malt porter with hints of honey and wildflowers. Pretty smooth but not all that flavorful.

4.2
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Kind of light bodied for such a big dark beer. I guess that’s why it comes down on this side of the porter vs stout line. Prunes, spice and burnt toffee on the nose. More dark fruit on the palate, with some roast malts and sweet spices finishing. Rather complex and greater than the sum of its parts.

2.9
Thebullshornbar (74) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Overall we were expecting a lot more, especially with a name like suede. Bouquet of deep, dark malts, with little hints of unknown florality. The beer becomes pretty one note after that, alcohol and malt, balanced with a bitter and roasty finish. Its a decent porter, curious to see how it would age, but nothing to go out of the way for.

4.3
Emeister84 (2660) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Aromas of dark earth, flowers, cocoa, espresso, and dried dark berries. Dark brown with bronze highlights and a lasting beige head. Dry, lightly bitter, well balanced, roasty, pretty savory. Medium-full bodied, nicely carbonated.

4.1
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Soy, chocolate, and floral berry aromas. Light beige head and dark brown and reddish body. Dry coffee, some light earthy fruit and floral Notes with a slight honey aftertaste. Smooth and refreshing on the palate.

3.6
jb (3454) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Appearance is clear, dark, with reddish highlights. Spotty lacing. Nose is cherry cola, and a bit of licorice along with roasted notes. Taste is toasted, with espresso and anise. Gets fuller body as you hold it in your mouth and as it ends. Interesting.


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