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Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 6th Anniversary Porter

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We celebrated our first five years in business by releasing anniversary India pale ales, with each subsequent IPA brewed to be hoppier and more intense than the previous. For our 6th anniversary in 2002, we extended this concept by making an intensified version of Stone Smoked Porter. We cranked up the malts and hops a notch or three and conditioned it on French and American oak, which accentuated our porter’s distinctive smokiness and amplified its chocolate and roast coffee flavors while also adding subtle notes of toffee, cherries, dried berries and vanilla. We’re proud to give those who missed out—as well as those who didn’t—a fresh shot at experiencing this smoky, dark-as-night wonder.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3701) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2016
From draft at haket gothenburg, poured deep dark Brown in colour with a off tanned head. Nose of sweet caramel malts, light toasted, mocha, dark sweet chocolate, vanilla oak, cacao, dark forrest fruits, sweet cherries, tobacco and light smoke. Very Nice porter

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3295) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2016
On tap @ Haket Pub. Dark reddish brown with a small off white head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, coffee and hops. Medium to full body with a long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2016
Draught at Haket, Göteborg. Black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy chocolate aroma, citrus, hay, fruity, licorice notes. Hoppy flavor, chocolate and licorice, caramel, slightly grassy. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2016
Draught at Bishops Arms Savoy. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel, dried fruits and licorice. Roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits and chocolate. Roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (803) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
650ml bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a huge, long lasting, creamy, tan head that leaves plenty of lace. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and cherry. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, peat, oak, toffee and coffee with a hint of grapefruit in a dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Weird... very hoppy for a porter... but also very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (552) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Black with a tall, light beige head. Aroma is smoky, dark roast coffee, and a hint of dark chocolate. Rich smoky flavor, some vanilla, finish of dark coffee. Smooth and creamy feel lingers. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40082) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2016
From tap. Pours pitch black with a dense, creamy and tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish. Dry, roasted, alcohol and dark roasted malty. Bitter, dry and slight herbal. Dark roasted far finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillWyce (984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Pours semi-opaque cola-brown with a tight, 3-finger tan head. Mild aroma of vanilla and wood, mixed with a note of coffee. Maybe some cherry as well. Body is medium-to-full and lightly oily. Mildly dry finish. Flavor is nutty, with some char to it, and a note of berry at the back. A touch of citrus and maybe some vanilla as it warms.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted and moderate smoked malts, some chocolate sweetness, and lingering charred bitterness. Fine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, light fruit, taste is dry, roasted, chocolate, bitter, sweet.


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