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Stone 6th Anniversary Porter

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special 6th Anniversary release is a "cranked up a notch or three" version of our Stone Smoked Porter. Our Stone Anniversary brews are a chance for our brewers to go a little wild (even more than they do on a daily basis). We added more malt (which brings up the viscosity and raises the abv to 8%), a fatter dose of hops and conditioned on both French and American oak (which contributes a softness to the mouthfeel and a far-off-in-the-distance hint of vanilla).


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2006
bottle, at Dickinsonbeer’s Pre-TAP gathering, thanks to IMtheOptimator! been wanting to try this for a while now, glad Andrew shared this. dark brown color, gold at edges. dark tan head. smoky malt aroma, dry and smoky flavor. dry malt backbone. my palate was shot after a few barley wines, so I missed out on the more subtle chocolate flavors. ugh, this is a great beer!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2006
sampled at the Dark Lord Release Party. poured a deeo dark black. aroma & flavors of chocolate, coffee, more chocolate and a hint of smoke. delicious porter!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2006
Thanks to goldtwins for sending this one my way. Shared at the Pre-Tap gathering. Poured jet black with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasty coffee, chocolate, and some butteriness. Flavor is quite smoky with strong notes of coffee and chocolate. Good deep flavor and the smokiness works with it nicely. Though I’m not a huge porter fan, I enjoyed it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2006
Someone was kind enough to bring this to DL Day: Dark brown, tan head. Smooth with a nice smoky chocolate thing going on. Some coffee and a little dark fruit. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2006
Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aromas are coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and smoke. Flavors are roasted malt, hops, chocolate, coffee, and some fruit. Body is medium, and the aftertaste is a little bitter. Thanks to footbalm for this bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2006
Thanks to Whaleman Poured black with a small beige head. Aroma is bitter roasted malts, chocolate and a little smoke. Flavor is mostly coffee with some dark chocolate and subtle orange peel. Lots of floral and piney hops come out in the finish. Very good porter.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 Pitch black color with a thin khaki creamy head. The aroma poured out of the bottle as soon as I popped the top. Dark chocolate and smooth roast. Flavor is still quite nice even after almost four years. Dark fruity esters. The alcohol is there but subtle. The body is huge and silky smooth. Pretty bitter, but soo delicious. I’ve been hunting this beer for a while now, and I’m glad it wasn’t disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
Deep black porter with creamy moka head. Chocolate and hops with vinous notes, and fruity esters. Dry chocolate and intense hops, with roasted coffee, full bodied. Floral hops and intense grapefruits dominates. May 2005.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Courtesy of Secret Santa! Aug. 2002 Bottle <P> Very arromatic. Aroma hits you a foot away. Sweet and malty with ample chocolate malt and a hint of sweet pie crust. Dark Brown to black with a firm thumb thick mocha head. Fairly hoppy, but I detect a bit of oxidation. Instead of being roasty it is more sharp and acidic and slightly smoky. Mouthfeel is good and the finish dry and abrupt.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4869) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Light smoky aroma and a nice color, though headless. Amazing how well this porter maintains its great flavor. What a great guy Joe is to bring this beer out at no charge to his fellow beer tasting enthusiasts. A perfect finish to the evening.


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