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RATINGS: 2419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A rich, dark and delicious porter with chocolate and coffee overtones accented by a subtle smokiness from just the right amount of peat smoked malt. Unlike a rauchbier, the "smoke" in Stone Smoked Porter is an ELEMENT of the character rather than being THE character. -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Dark, dark ruby color. Appears black at first. Nice easy pour produces a frickiní huge head of dense tan foam, which has hellish retention. Will it ever go away? Wow. Impressive for sure, but almost too much. Lacing is nice and sticky. Big chocolatey malts. A touch of smoke. Light hint of some hop spiciness. Hints of caramel and dark fruits. Big earthiness quality. A fairly complex nose. Big flavor of roasted malt. Underlying hint of smokiness, not nearly as much as I expected. Sweetness of vanilla and caramel. Nice earthy quality here, also. Very slight hops bite. Light chocolate and coffee notes. Hints of dark fruits. Good solid medium boby. Good level of creaminess. This is an excellent porter, overall. I would drink many of these, and often, if given the opportunity. Not as smoky as may have been expected, but a very good offering from Stone, nonetheless.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6059) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Draft and bottles over the years... canít believe this rating isnít in. Dark pour with some light head. Roasted, chocolate, smoke malt aromas. Flavors are dark, sweet, roasted and smoke tones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1327) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. BB 27.06.2016. Pours dark brown with beige head. Good retention. Aromaís smoky indeed but luckily not in a greasy ham kinda way but very mellow and mixes well with the chocolaty and caramelly sweet and cold coffee. Tastes pretty sweet, chocolate and perhaps bits of caramel plus creamy, lactic notes. Astringent bitter burn in the finish. Lots of development as it warms - more subtle nuances come to the fore like vanilla, cocoa and even tart red berries. Crisp carbonation, low mediumish body and dryish ashy on the palate. Good.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zgpt (14) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Pours black with nice tan head. Not a strong smell. Taste is rich but slightly tangy with a strong finish of smoke which I love. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (897) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 5, 2016
Tasting session @ Budapest. Light smoked aroma, coffee and toasted malts. Medium sweet and bitter, well balanced. Medium body, soft carbonation. Really nice porter

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2511) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
Roodbruine, bijna zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, koffie, vanille, crŤme. Smaakt koffie, vanille, chocolade. Beetje gerookt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2379) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
Donker bruin bier met een kleine beige schuim kraag. Ruikt gerookt, spek, zout, hoppig. Smaakt hoppig, koffie, geroosterd.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (581) - - APR 28, 2016
Donkerbruin, dun schuim. Ruikt naar chocola. Ook erg lekkere chocola smaak. Prima!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
romankosecki (14) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 19, 2016
[tap in Jabeerwockie, Warsaw]
Appereance Dark brown with nice foam (small and average bubbles). Head didnít last too long, it reduced to subtle ring. Nice lacing.
Aroma: flat, a bit sour. Roasty notes: coffee, milk chocolate with a bit of nuts. On third (fourth) plan I feel smoked notes - Iím not really sure, if I make me believe I feel... A little bit honey and sweet red fruits.
Taste aroma was subtle, but taste is even more flat.. Watery, with very delicate roasted hints: coffee, chocolate, wood. Smoked notes near limit of perception, very weak. A little bit of caramel and bread. Pretty dispappointing.
Mouthfeel and bitterness: tart and a little sour. High level of taninns intensifies bitterness, making it sharp and long. Body is flat and thin, watery...
Overall
At first sip I thought it was mild ale. Thin, light and flat. Hardly noticable smoked notes, too weak. Very poor beer, unfortunately...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (1028) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 17, 2016
Tasting at Beer station, Xiamen. Pours dark brown red with an off white head. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate, coffee. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1595) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 10, 2016
Tap na GBM. Przyzwyczajony do poziomu wędzonki na jaki trafiam w polskich piwach, tutaj się†nieco zawiodłem. Rozumiem koncept, że ma to być jedynie dodatek, ale tutaj było to minimalne muśnięcie dla mnie. Brakowało mi tej dymności i w aromacie i w smaku. Przez to też trochę bazowe piwo miało mało charakteru.


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