LLaurin (323) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark feast. Pours really dark brown with firm chocolate head and a small but sweetish nose. Tones of coffee and chocolate present. Taste is bitter with lots of hops to accompany chocolate notes and some red fruits. Oak is also in the palate. Great porter.
jandd1983 (3867) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brass Rail in O’Fallon, Mo. IT poured a dark brown color with an off- white head. The aroma was of smoke, roasted malts and light caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with more smoke, roasted malts, caramel, licorice, bitter hops and some alcohol. It was medium bodied with soft carbonation. Really good.
Franzen (501) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Woody aroma, hints of smoke. Wood in the taste as well together with some roastiness and maltiness. Big bitter finish. Creamy smooth texture.
MadRobin (2830) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Opaque, but clear around the edges, mahogany with a 2-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of smokey malt, roasted coffee, caramel, roasted malt and a little chocolate.
Taste of heavily roasted bitter coffee, chocolate, smokey roasted malt, dark fruit and caramel.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
There is no ash tray smokiness here. It's more of the peaty-style smokiness. Although, I wouldn't describe the taste as peaty. Nice balance of bitter, smokey and malty flavors.
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Capa (2770) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a firm and lingering tan head. A blanket of light smoke covers a roasted malt and pine hop filled Porter. Some chocolate and earthy notes round it out. Medium bodied. Almost a black IPA but they showed just enough restraint to keep it drinkable. Quite nice.
Ktwse (4101) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is mild sweet followed by a roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19-OCT-2016, draft @Taphouse.
Brown with a tan head.
Very bitter, roasted, burnt, touch of smoke, caramel, spice, coffee. Lively carbonation, bitter, burnt roasted finish.
Cristobal37 (814) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy with toast and roasty malts. Very bitter both hoppy and of a coffee kind of bitterness. Huge chunky beer. Tons of hops big heavy beer. Classic hop forward Stone beer. Minimal chocolate in the finish mostly bitter resin and piney hops. Filling and tasty but I miss the malt taste, this is more like a black ipa than porter to me.
SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: So I remember tasting this beer 5 or 6 years after it had been bottled and I always considered myself so lucky to have tasted this beer even if it had years of aging. Kind of sucks how Ratebeer deleted my rating when they changed the database alias to this new beer. Aroma is mild with an undeniable scent of coffee bean and chocolate but I also pick up a whiff of whoppers chocolate malt balls. The flavor is initially bitter and I was not sure if it was from acidic hops or roasted malts that bring about flavors of bitter coffee or chocolate, however, the sprinkle of sweetness round out the robustness of this rich porter. Happy to re-visit this Anniversary ale with a fresh bottle because this beer definitely tasted better fresh, so thanks Stone!
hershiser2 (2179) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sedona. Chocolate licorice aroma. Flavor is heavy chocolate, light smoke, bottom of the pot coffee. Quite good.
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