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RATINGS: 516   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
hayduke (5550) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 6, 2017
This was a bottle share at the Grand Tasting at RBSG 2017. The nose here was complex and sort brought to mind the aromas the arise from a vegetable smoothy along with some floral and chocolate. Reminds me of the stuff you get from Scratch Brewing. Medium body. Flavor is a bit muddled, with citrus, vegetable, and something earthy. Finishes lightly bitter. Too much to analyze here but it tastes just fine. Unusual beer.

3.4
jake65 (3948) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle at RBSG. Dark brown pour with a thin brown head. Roasted malts, vanilla, and cocoa in the aroma? translates very similar to taste. A little heavier on the roastiness than sweet. Chocolate and mocha notes. A lingering bittersweetness. Missing the real big flavors of a typical Stone brew.

4
dorain (423) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2017
Vom Fass Stone Brewing Berlin 2017-02 getrunken. Ein Samtporter also! Hmmm stimmt gaaaanz cremig weich am Gaumen kaum Bitterstoffe wenn man von der deutlichen Mokkanote absieht. Ein Leckerchen!

3.6
SG111 (1875) - New York, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottled at Clubhouse BFD event. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, floral notes, honey, citrus. Nice. Flavor is roasted malt, bourbon, honey toffee, bitter citrus rind, kinda funky. Not bad. Perfectly fine.

3.4
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2017
Black pour with a huge frothy and creamy mocha head. Roast and red wine oxidation nose with dusty cocoa and dark bread malt. Sweet, malty, slightly roasty and herbal taste. Soft, round and velvety mouthfeel. Nose is over the top on the oxidation but the taste is still very nice with roast, bread, chocolate and herbal notes.

3
wolfcarnival (286) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2016
drunk brewdog sheffield. pours inky black. aroma of burnt toffee, liquorice, chocolate. usual roasty coffee malts taste w/ toffee, plum, but with heavy tobacco earthy bitterness that takes over and it all gets pretty lost.. shame tbh

3
sloth (2910) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2016
I dont get it. Weird beer, some roast and other funky tastes. Not my thang i guess. Hippy ass shit? Idk, .

3.9
Malin_aiisa (1185) - SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle at SMÖF, Singelbaren. Pours black, offwhite head. Aroma of cherries, oak, raisins. Taste of grapefruit, bitter, sweet, nice, round, chocolate.

4
LearninBeer (605) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2016
The aroma is coffee, roasty, malty. Pours almost black with light brown head mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is sweet then a little bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very good!!

3.7
finol (3428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle sample at Singelbaren SMÖF. Coffee, currants and roasted malts. A heavy stout, a bit too carbonated.


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