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62
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 OLeary 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, Oregons 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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours black with a thin tan head. Initial taste of roast that quickly gets fruity but finishes dry and a touch of smoke. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7652) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
22. Pours jet black with a scant tan head. Big sweet floral chocolatey nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Chocolatey, roasty, floral mid palate. Long sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhamp9 (1714) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Near black pour with a nice lasting cream head. Chocolatey floral aroma. Taste is honey, vegetables and roast. Full body. Wouldnt look for it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4092) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pour is a black with a nice sized tan head. Aroma is a decent roasted malt with some sweet molasses and a bit of berry. Flavor is decent roasted malt, a bit of sweetness from the honey and a decent char left on the tongue. I never got any jasmine. Decent but nothing really great. A good porter that hides the alcohol well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (493) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Mostly floral notes, some wood, a little tobacco. Not your standard porter by any means. Some more porter-like coffee on the back end. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8282) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a dark mahogany body that supports a mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up spicy black licorice, molasses, chocolate, vanilla, boozy bourbon and then boozy heat at the end of the draw. The taste is smooth with slick sweet thick malts, some spicy black licorice, molasses and chocolate. To midway it gets a little nutty, wood like and it then heads into smooth bourbon booze into the finish. There is a lot going on here but it does come together pretty nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3571) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and floral notes. Similar flavors with a hint of smoke. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9574) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle bought by my wifes aunt at Cork & Bottle in Covington. Nice of her. Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head that settles quickly into a film. The aroma has dark chocolate, toasted and roasted malts, some florals and herbs, but Im actually surprised nothing was as pronounced as Id expected based on some early buzz about the beer. The flavor had berries, roasted malts, florals, herbs, citrus peel, dark chocolate, and peppery spice at the end. Medium-bodied, with a spicy mouthfeel and medium carbonation thats a bit sharp. Interesting beer. Worth trying. I dont need a ton of it.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ICEatALAMO (1315) - Troy, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is floral. The taste is pretty bad overall. Taste is like grass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2013
22oz bomber. Deep black color with a foamy mocha head. Sweet, malt aroma. Sweet, yet slightly hoppy, flavor with a hint of floral and licorice. Decent but didn't blow me away.


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