10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Brewing Suede Imperial Porter

10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Brewing Suede Imperial Porter

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Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Imperial Porter

9.6% Alcohol by Volume

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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.

ID: 54762 Last updated 8 years ago Added to database 8 years ago

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Overall Rank1656
Overall Percentile96.5
Style Rank42 of 297
Style Percentile85.9
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.933
Weighted Score3.622
Standard Deviation0.258

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  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 7

    A black-brown in color. A big sudsy textured tan colored head rises above. There's some hang time in the head. It settles into a thin ringlet. Flowery in the nose. Same in the tasting, there's some bitterness mixed with a strange sweetness. Light, roasty, bold fruitiness.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Deep dark brown pour, thinnish, slight beige head, nice lacing throughout. Toasted malts, floral floral floral in the nose and initial palate, some anise, jasmine, honey, more floral. It's just simply too floral for me in a porter. Bumping the trend here. NOT a 4.1 for me.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A dark brown-black colored beer with a small frothy textured tan head rising above. There's some hang time on the head. Settles into a thin ringlet. Roasty, chocolate nose. Bitter chocolate, roastiness dominate the tasting. Medium bodied and tasty.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 4.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Dark brown/black appearance. Pours about half a finger of khaki colored head that quickly dissipates to a soapy film. Immediate sweetness in the aroma in the form of dark fruits and floral/honey notes. The honey becomes even more evident as the beer warms. As the sweetness fades, more of the herbal/floral qualities come out. Some underlying roasted malt/espresso notes at the end of the nose.Very floral upfront, lots of earthy herbal and honey flavor, though much less sweet than the nose. Some slight dark fruit character in at the beginning as well (raisin/fig). Fades nicely into some more of the roasted malts, some dark chocolate and coffee flavor. Nice roasty, earthy bitterness on the finish. Alcohol taste comes out a bit more as the beer warms,very smooth going down.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Definitely sweet leaning for stone. Chocolate, light roast, honey, and especially as it warms, some herbal/floral notes. Aroma and flavor really similar. Not mind blowing but quite good. Let it get to 55. Alcohol is masked expertly, and the beer is named well, very smooth and easy for nearly 10%.,

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    22oz bottle -

    The beer pours out a deep brown body, nearly black with a creamy brown head, nice lacing, excellent hang time. Light smoke on the aroma, deep chocolate base, coffee, raisin puree and honey. Lots of stout like flavors found here, dark chocolate, earthy, roasty, black licorice and alcohol. Excellent beer.

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