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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 porterís distinctive smokiness and amplified its chocolate and roast coffee flavors while also adding subtle notes of toffee, cherries, dried berries and vanilla. Weíre proud to give those who missed outóas well as those who didnítóa fresh shot at experiencing this smoky, dark-as-night wonder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
On tap at BrewDog Shepherds Bush as Stone 6th Anniversary Porter. Black beer lasting tan head. Big dark chocolate aroma. Itís a porter with chocolate then a bit thin as it goes on then a lot of dryness and bitterness. Not sure what to make of it. I like the aroma and mouthfeel amd the poise of the beer but itís weird as well. Oily tarry. Too intense maybe. Too tight. It needs to relax. Finish lacks finesse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. and snifter served showing a black/brown hue with some amber highlighting, a presentable layer of tan head foam, and sheeting, wavy spray to the lacing. The nose was a roasted, mocha blend of coffee & cocoa, some hints of dark fruit, and decent maltiness. Medium bodied, with okay carbonation, the taste added a very pronounced, roasted, peppery, earthy, rind, & char-like bitterness that lingered past the finish. Too much bite, low drinkability, and difficult to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14396) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
On tap at Baileyís, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a lot of tart vinous notes, a little perfume and some peated malt - strange nose. Flavour reveals a ton of peated malt upfront - mixed with the barrels, it gives off a weird perfumey, varnish-like quality which isnít pleasing. Some stale coffee grounds as well. Iím surprised at the high ratings for this; either that, or this keg is off. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16869) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Keg at BD Sheps Bush, 27/06/16. Light black with a decent beige cap. Nose is roast malt, light spice, discernible hop presence, subtle smoke, charr. Taste comprises light coffee grinds, earthy hop, cocoa powder, very light smoke, dark fruit rinds, toffee, pinch of black pepper. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2016
Tap at Stone in Asagaya (5th year anniversary event). Big milk chocolate forward nose with cacao nib, coffee and light smoke. Some light fruity sourness comes out as it warms. The smoke and chocolate work really well together. Creamy on the palate with some light oak notes. Finish is smooth and not overly bitter like a lot of Stone beers are. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1041) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer Gratz on beer 2112 Ala Rush black with a beige head. Aromas of coca smoky malt dark chocolate fig. Taste is dark chocolate burnt coffee dark fruit and a lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2016
This rate is dedicated to Rush. Number 2112. Encore! Bomber. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, fig, light smoke. Flavor is dark chocolate, overextracted coffee, oak, smoke. A bit too much bitterness in the finish for my taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bnokk (464) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2016
APPEARANCE- very dark, when held up to the light, you can see itís dark brown. Beige head with great lacing. NOSE- slightly bitter, almost acrid when itís cold. As it warms up, i smell more of the smokiness that itís based on. FLAVOR- Similar to the smell, slightly acrid - perhaps owing to the oak. Not much smokiness. Overall not what i expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Aroma has cocoa, smoky malt, caramel, semi-sweet chocolate covered cherries and a hint of alcohol, more and more comes out as the beer warms; near black color, opaque, large and lasting khaki-colored head; nice smoke and chocolate caramel malt, roasted malt and ash/charred wood, cocoa powder, robust overall; medium-full body, smooth and slightly creamy, enough carbonation to open up the flavor and keep it from feeling too heavy; very good, love the smokiness and wood flavors, doesnít drink like an 8%er, but sure feels like it later... 22 fl oz bottle from Binnyís in Chicago, IL.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2016
On tap at Champps in Brookfield. Really been looking forward to this - one of my favorite brewers making one of my favorite styles, so really pleased they re-released it. Pour is very dark brown with little head. Nose is tangy ashy with smoke. Taste better; ashy, chocolate, light smoke. Medium to full bodied, with alcohol. Blend is decent. Finishes well blended between bitter and sweet. Solid enough, but actually a disappointment. 13.8

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