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RATINGS: 514   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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3.4
mcberko (17837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is full of floral notes, honey, and jasmine, along with some light roasted malts. Flavour brings out wild flowers, honey and lighter notes of the jasmine. Roasted malts are somewhere underneath, but pretty masked by the flowers and honey. Good stuff, but too dominated by the additives.

3.7
vickvega82 (40) - Maine, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a nice smooth black and a real foamy tan head. Has a lot of nice malt flavor and a bit of chocolate on the back. Its got a bit of a diesel for a 9.6 porter but its still pretty good

3.6
JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque dark brown with slight tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste of dark chocolates and coffee.

3.9
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin brown head. Roasted malt aroma with a hint of honey. Some dark chocolate in the nose. Smooth taste with oats, dark malt, and roasted chocolate. Milky texture. Very good collaboration.

4
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Awesome imperial porter, on tap at Stone Escondido, really liked the dark chocolate and coffee deliciousness!

3.8
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Bottle to glass. Dark black Brown pour with a medium light brown head that laces down. Nose is milk chocolate mellowed out by the honey. taste is intensely smooth. Intense roasted malt with a smooth honey body and floral finish.

3.7
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark color with slight reddish hue on the edges of the glass...otherwise black. Brown head that dissipated quickly. Highly carbonated, much like a cola. Aroma is quite floral with hints of honey, stone fruit, cola, chocolate, raisin, and caramel. Mouthfeel is not quite chewy but a bit higher than what I’d classify as "medium" and quite smooth. Sweet initially with a nice rounding out with roast. Finishes slightly sharp due to the high carbonation. The floral notes hammer home through the finish and helps mask the alcohol. Overall, this is a pretty interesting brew. Prior to trying this brew I thought that this would be a hit or miss, but the gals really helped Stone pull this one off. A bit like a floral cola, but interesting.

3.7
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Black brown pour with medium khaki head. Taste is dark cocoal, really taste the jasmine, foral but not in a light way, honey, mild roast. Finish sweet, floral and touch dark fruit. Normally these components would not be my cup of tea, but it worked.

3.9
MacBoost (1898) - Victor, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours almost black with little appreciable head. Aromas of powdered cocoa, some cigarette butts, some ashtrays. Pretty authentic bar ambiance. Taste is similar...cigarette butts, some tar, cocoa. Finishes semi-dry with a bitter chocolate kiss. I like this a whole bunch, mostly because I love the cigarette butt taste in beers.

3.8
DialSquare (5029) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Proof. Black pour. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Tastes are cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, floral. Chocolate bitterness. Lively creamy palate. Fairly straightforward, but very nice and crisp. Can’t believe it’s almost 10%. Covers it well.


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