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Dark, rich and smoky…this classic porter is brewed with 63% German smoked malt and makes a perfect after dinner (or anytime) sipper for those who love a "bigger" beer. Winner of the Gold Medal in the 2004 Great American Beer Festival® for best Smoked Beer in America!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Near black in color with a hint of chestnut at the edges. Small lid of off white bubbles. Virginia smoked ham aromas, along with a mild malt sweetness and a burnt coffee nose. Lots of sweet earthy/smokey goodness starts the taste. A real light pale malt background that is not expected, but quite refreshing and makes me think they hit this style closer than any I have had before. Now I’m going to have to hind another Stone’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 22oz. bottle. Powerfully smoky and roasty aroma with heavy notes of charred wood and coffeeish malt, some light brown sugar sweetness and earthy, spicy hop to be found as well. Deep ebony color with a fine, creamy, subsiding tan head. Flavor has some roasty malt and varied bitterness up front, followed by the influence of the truly profound smokiness and with a lightly hoppy, citric, dry and somewhat meaty finish. Some lingering chocolate and coffee with plenty of smoke throughout. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side and somewhat oily with a light-medium body, surprisingly. It’s a smoky one, there be no doubt about that, lad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 30, 2004
bottle, dark brown/black in color, minimal head that dissipates quickly, strong smell and taste of smoke ends with an earthy taste and can bring out the porter in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Bottle. Nice smokey porter. My big fault on this would be the thin palate. Deep brown bordering on black body. Brownish head fades quickly. Some lacing. Nice smokey aroma. Roasted malts and smoke finish in the flavor. A little heavier body would be nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3215) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2004
Pour is a deep black. Aroma is very smoky and leathery. Flavor is super smoky and malty with a touch of earthy goodness. Liquid smoke in a bottle but in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
GABF 2004: Full dark brown color with a light tan head. Great liquid smokey aroma with hints of roasted malt. Body is a little thin and dry but has a nice smokey blanace. I was glad to see this win the gold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (699) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Smoked is an understatement. Pours an oily black color, with a decent tan head on top. Aroma is smoke, bacon grease, and sweet malty goodness with mild hop spice. Flavor is more of the same, and talk about smoke! Some ham flavors there as well. Some hops zing towards the end. Very interes ting stuff, and very original as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2004
Deep muddy brown hue with initial large frothy head which settles to a ring, some lace. The aroma hints of burnt caramel malts, chocolate, grassy and aromatic hops, earthy yeast esters, and orange zest. The taste starts malty and smoky, the smokiness reminds me of the aftertaste of a smoked sausage. Mild bitterness and some mocha tones upon the finish. The mouthfeel is watery, lively, and chalky. Overall, not a bad brew, mostly smoked more than porter. Thanks for the bottle Iggy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1497) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 damn dark and almost opaque. head is mostly lasting, nice beige color. aroma is roasted and smoked malts, maybe a hint of chocolate. falvor is fairly dry, with more roasty than smoky notes. in my opinion, this is what a smoked beer should taste like. i prefer it when the smoke complements the other flavors without dominating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Dark black in color, nice lasting creamy tan head, roasty smokey aroma. Roasted smokey burnt coffee flavors, nice burnt bitternes in the finish. Light-medium body light creamy mouthfeel, this is my favorite from this brewery.

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