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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2716) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle from craft. One of the best porters I’ve ever tasted. The deScription is spot on. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, cherries and wood. I need this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (1092) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bomber. Clear reddish brown with a creamy, beige head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted and burnt malts, smokey, coffee, chocolate, grapefruit, wood, pine, black cherry and vanilla. Flavor is mostly roasted malts and smokey notes, behind it is chocolate, wood, black cherry, pine, vanilla, grapefruit, and toffee. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, roasty end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (778) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Great God, this thing is a beast. This and the recent re-release of the Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout really take Stone’s malt game to a new level. This beer pours jet back with little head, and the aroma is very strong, bitter malt and more very strong, bitter malt. The flavor adds a little bit of dark chocolate and boozy notes, but this thing never gets sweet and never even implies sweetness. Just sledgehammer roasted malt character that never wears out or backs down.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1614) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours black with a two finger khaki head with outstanding lacing. Aroma is of smoke, dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark roast coffee, berries,vanilla, pine, molasses, sweet malts, toffee,and cherries. Taste is similar to the aroma with a lot of nice smoked malts, chocolate, and full city coffee notes. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly dry, long, lingering, smoked finish. Overall, a outstanding imperial porter that is very complex with a nice combination f smoke, chocolate, and coffee notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2016
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, caramel, smoke, roast, oak, and a hint of cherry. It pours a dark brown that has some mahogany transparency when held to the light. It has a large beige head that has very good retention before settling to a thick film. There is a good amount of soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and lighter caramel. There is some light-moderate smoke in the middle. The finish has moderate roasted coffee, burnt notes, citrus hops, and a hint of vanilla. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1654) - California, USA - APR 27, 2016
22oz bottle pours a black color with white head. Smooth smokey maltiness. Lots of hops that bland in nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5386) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2016
Aroma is malts, smoke/oak, vanilla and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is citrus/fruit, biscuit/dark malts, dark fruit, slight earthiness, smoke/bourbon chocolate and an acidic/tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (587) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2016
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with thick light tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is chocolate and a little coffee. Taste is moderately bitter a nice smokey finish. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, smoked meats, caramel. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1077) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 23, 2016
Unique aromas of metallic chocolate, funky cocoa nibs, oak, dark grain malt, barley, cherries, slight coffee and roasted malts. Pours black with very assertive foam and lacing in the glass. Taste brings carbonated chocolate, bitter coffee rinds, extremely dry cocoa nibs, oak, roasted malt, charred dark grain malt, espresso, toffee, burnt caramel and faint nuttiness. Finishes really dry with residual chocolate and coffee and very faint smoke. Overall, a very interesting take on a porter. Much more dry than most as well as boasting notes of funky cocoa and nuttiness.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2015
2003 Bottle: Enjoyed in 2015, this baby has held up well. Aroma of malts, tanginess. Flavors of mellow chocolate, smoke, and some bitter fruit. Sweet and smoky aftertaste. Thanks Indiana_Red for pulling this out of the cellar.


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