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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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 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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2055) - 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. Iíve been hunting this beer for a while now, and Iím glad it wasnít disappointing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12363) - 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 (5285) - 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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2005
22 oz bottle via trade with Whaleman - Thanks Dave!!! - Pours black with a nice mocha head that settles back to about 1/4 inch and laces pretty well. Aroma is roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, and some smoke. Flavor is coffee, a bit of chocolate but not sweet at all. Some definite smoke, roasted malts, and some plums. Interesting palate heavy, but somewhat watery is finished quite dry. Quite silky smooth though. Pretty tasty for a 5 year old brew! I enjoyed this much!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Pours a very dark red color. Small off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, a little subdued smoke aroma. Flavor is cigarettes and coffee, kind of intriguing. Dry finish. Thanks to 1FastSTI for sharing htis one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Sampled from a bomber. Pours to an excellently lacing ultra dark red body with a thin beige head. The aroma is roasted chocolate malts and smoke and spruce. The flavor is roasted, smokey, chocolate, grassy hops. The palate was nice and smooth. This one aged nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
pours a really deep dark red w/ a nice tan very well laced head. Smells of a smoky roasty burnt malt and bitter chocolate. Big creamy palate well coating. Flavor is pretty mild for a smoked beer but still maintains the burnt malt characteristic w/ a tiny touch of oaky weak vanilla a bit dry hints of coffee. A well done beer but not a style I like all that much. Poured from an 03 thanks to Blake for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Dark brown colored with a red gleam, foamy light brown head. Chocolaty and creamy aroma, mostly sweet but mellow from the age. Roasted flavor, notes of malt and chocolate and some coffee. Somewhat dusty and dry, probably because itís a bit over the top. Still drinkable, I bet it would have been awesome fresh!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2005
22 oz bottle from Windy City El Cajon. Poured deep brown with a decent tan head that quickly shrank to a ring. Did ok in the lacing department. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors kicked up a bit with the same then add some coffee, hoppy bitterness, alcohol and a dusty finish. Another great Stone Beer.


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