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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, light fruit, taste is dry, roasted, chocolate, bitter, sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donandres (325) - , Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2016
22 ounce bottle poured to tulip Appearance: Very dark brown/black, medium tan foam that slowly disappears, some lacing Aroma: Nose: not a lot, nutty on the drink, strong smell of alcohol Taste: bitter for a porter, long bitter follow through Feel: creamy Overall: Very good beer, ok to repeat but not to look for Drank 8/8/2016 10:00 pm

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7460) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 8, 2016
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is light smoke, roasty malt, light caramel. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a big hop bitter, liqourice, light smooth alcohol, light dry coffee, spicy smoke palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10554) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Cola, chocolate malt. ash and hay aroma. Black with small head. Mildly sweet lightly earthy/smoky chocolate malt and moderately bitter ash and herbal hay flavor. Good body - a bit lighter than expected. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (666) - HUNGARY - AUG 3, 2016
Éjfekete színben érkezik, bézs színű habot fejleszt, imperial porterektől nem éppen szokatlan módon marcipános, étcsokoládés, tejszínes illatokkal operál, krémesen édes, konyakosan-likőrösen alkoholos aromákat áraszt. Tejszerű, sima és lágy zamatai érett jegyeket rejtenek, fahordós, vaníliás, kissé pörkölt, pisztáciás karakter bújik meg a krémes, közepes teltségű szerkezetben. Az alkoholfok már nem ennyire észrevétlen, noha nem a legdurvább mérték, amelyhez valaha szerencsém volt. Összességében azonban remek főzet, bár nem a vérmesebb imperial porterek közül való.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2016
An intensely hoppy dark malt beer, more black IPA than imperial porter but perhaps with some age the malt would come through more clearly. Still very good stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3077) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2016
The quintessential I imperial porter.so unbelievably smooth. No sign of alcohol. Yet rich.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2467) - JAPAN - JUL 31, 2016
Much like a Black IPA in some ways, this is very straightforward. Not a lot of complex malt character considering the style, but a well made beer, as expected from Stone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5472) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2016
22 Oz bottle from Spirits Jackson. Poured a medium to fuller density with a huge foamy beige head. Aroma is chocolatey, super old coffee with creamer, wet toast, hint of sugar. Flavor is better than the aroma loads of dusty chocolate, creamer, coffee, earthy, slight soy and cola.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8082) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2016
This cool 22oz encore bomber pours with a deep mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up roasty malts, a bit of burnt malts, some molasses like sweetness and then a faint dark fruity ester sensation. The taste is nice and bold and integrated with roasty malts, burnt malts, chocolate malts, a woody spicy maltiness and then this gets sweetened up some by a malty slightly molasses like sweetness. This has firm malt roastiness and then toward the finish picks up slivers of sweet dark fruity esters to add just that little extra something. A few more sips and it feels like there’s a faint sense of smokiness going on as well. Solid robust porter. So glad it was brewed again.


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