RateBeer
overall
99
98
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours a ruby reddish black with a thick, creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, cherry, wood, smoke, vanilla. Flavor is chocolate, toffee, smoke, ash, dark cherry, field berries. Finish is smoke, loads of wood, dark coffee. Lingering wood and smoke. Medium body, velvety and oily mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. A true masterpiece.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1663) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Pours a dark chestnut brown with a one-finger, rich, khaki colored head. Roasted malt nose. A bit nutty. Rich and bold, particularly for the style. Relatively, quite thick. Sweet up front, but burnt ends savoriness quickly dominates and lingers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1403) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is bitter, burnt roast and chocolate. Flavor is similar. Has some carbonation, some bitterness, and a smooth body. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8945) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Keg at brewdog Shepherd bush. An opaque black coloured pour with a steadfast creamy mid tan head. Aroma is mild roaat, choc, hints of red berries and some alcohol on the nose. Flavour is composed of bitter dark choc, burnt roast, rubber, vanilla cream. Harsh butter acrid roast in the finish. Palate is medium full bodied, medium sweet, bitter finish. Slightly creamy in the mouth. Nice red berries on the flavour as well. Big lingering bitter roast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (728) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Rich chocolatey aromas, hints of wood, dark fruits and a touch of booze. Mid bodied porter with a initial carbonation bite. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate and coffee, the booze hides the oak and fruit but the hops make an appearence at the end. Overall i like it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2016
On tap at Caliente. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is cocoa and oak. Medium body, bitter roast, oak, dark chocolate, dry finish, good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, bitter coffee, and lots of bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2547) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2016
2500th rating! Woohoo! bottle from Spec’s. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a beige head. Aroma of cocoa, smoke, ash, vanilla, and faint fruit. Taste is rich and smokey, woody, and quite bitter and ashy. Body full and smooth; finish long and bitter. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2978) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A black coloured pour with a healthy frothy beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate, slightly smoky, some coffee but really quite bitter, this is still decent but the bitterness spoils it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown in color, with a creamy to frothy, beige, fully-lasting head that leaved great lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malts and earthy leaves like the basement windows I was cleaning out today. Medium to heavy bitter, a bit too much carbonation (bottle overflowed upon opening), lightly sweet but completely overpowered by the bitter, full body, somewhat sticky in my mouth, subtle flavors of vanilla and caramel, leading to a slightly sticky, medium-bitter finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 34


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50