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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2945) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2016
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is mostly dark brown with ruby red hues and a lovely, soft tan head. That’s 5 out of 5. The aroma has a nice dark roasted malt and chocolate character but there is something a little odd - like buttered corn. That was a slight letdown considering this gets a 100 on RB. The body is smooth and better than medium. The taste has a fascinating dark roasted malt note with a mild top moderate bitterness to finish. I did not get to try it when it first came out and it makes sense that they would bring it back. Too bad the aroma seemed off to me or I would have rated it even higher.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4819) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2016
22 oz bottle shared, purchased at Bullfrog Wine & Spirits. Black appearance with lacy dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, piney hops, charred oak, light coffee and a hint of smoke. Similar flavor, quite roasty with medium to heavy bitterness. Medium body with a dry feel and a lingering bitter finish. It gets better as it warms, but it’s almost too bitter to enjoy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1610) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours a near black with a khaki head. Chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, caramel, smoke, dark fruit and oak aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malt, toffee, oak, dark fruit, resinous hop, licorice and smoke flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Chocolate, smoke and roasted malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2815) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Kind of a grainy smoky nose. Nice initially thick mouthfeel, very gritty. Taste is decent, palate and depth are great. It has plenty of chocolate malt, a bit of fruit, and smoke in the background. Pleased that the smoke does not dominate, just acts as a foil for the very sweet chocolate malt. Dry yet sweet finish. Those seem opposite. Clear brown orange appearance with spotty lacing. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1649) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Tap. Pours a translucent brown with a nice layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee, some smokiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5174) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, fruit, and smoke. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, berries, and some smoke. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tekstr1der (343) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Smoky for sure, as others have noticed, maybe too so. Pours a majestic black with finger of "looks nitro" head made from the tinniest of bubbles. Aroma is smoke. Expected, but he flavor is just too much of a single thing, some malt there making an appearance, but bitter/sour smokiness dominating. Finish is carried over and rough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (817) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle, black beer, big cream colored head, amazing lace. Aroma is chocolate, some metal, raisin and fig, dust, and flowers (really, I swear!). Taste is vanilla, coffee, citrus rind, sprucy hops (because this is stone), and bergamot (again?), hint of smoke. Palate is creamy, carbonation almost nitro.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (363) - - MAY 13, 2016
Aromas of faintly citric hops and roasted malts. Taste is faint citric hops, charred malts, chocolate, and coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4388) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2016
22 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 4/6/2016. Pours very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky kahki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, dark bread, toasted oak, nuttiness, caramel, toffee, light char/vanilla, grapefruit, orange peel, pine, raisin, plum, cherry, berry, herbal, floral, and roast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/smoked malt, citrus/earthy hops, oak, and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, dark bread, toasted oak, nuttiness, caramel, toffee, light char/vanilla, grapefruit, orange peel, pine, raisin, plum, cherry, berry, herbal, floral, and roast/smokey earthiness. Moderate amount of roast/char and pine hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, wood smoke, dark bread, toasted oak, nuttiness, caramel, toffee, char, orange peel, pine, herbal, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/smoked malt, citrus/earthy hops, oak, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance and zero astringent flavors lingering after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roast/hop bitterness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy, and moderately sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent smoked Baltic porter style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/smoked malt, citrus/earthy hops, oak, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. This is definitely hoppy for the style while fresh, but not overdone; and has a lot of great classic Baltic porter complexities. A very enjoyable offering.


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