Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stone's collaboration with 10 Barrel and Bluejacket is an imperial porter called Suede. It is a dark, cola brown with a lot of creamy head. A little bit of floral quality coming through over the malt in the aroma, but there's a slightly medicinal tone in the background that didn't really sit well in my nose. The taste is rich and sweet. The honey and the malt blend together really well. Others say they pick up on the jasmine, but I really don't. By the end the sweetness on the close of each sip had become a little cloying, but it completely obscures the almost 10% ABV.