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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2004
This was a really great porter. The pour was jet black with a thin tan head. The flavors were well balanced between roastiness and smokiness, with hints of coffee and chocolate. This beers is really worth trying if you can still find it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1055) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2016
It pours a deep, dark brown with a brown head that is quite full. It has aromas of roast, nuts, plums, raisin, and smoke. The flavors and complex and quite full. There are smokey and nutty flavors with roasted malts. It also has dark fruit flavors of plum and some fruity hops. There are also hints of coffee. It has a full feel that is on the light side that is extremely smooth. Overall it is a very complex blend of malts and fruit flavors with smoke.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1011) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Tap at j Ryans in Syracuse with commonmac and rosskyle and samadouche. Black with medium off white head and excellent lacing. Roasty chocolate nose. Roasted malty taste, heavy booze, drying bite. Medium body, full flavor. Alcohol is dominant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1008) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 1, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2004 Not my favorite but impressive all the same. Maybe I'm not into the smoked porters,... don't know , this is the first one I've tried. Black as night and intensely full bodied. It hides the abv well. Smells awfully smoky. Taste is not that much to my liking but I can see how it would be to some and did enjoy trying it. In Stone tradition, an intense beer! 9 5 7 4 16 re-rate 6/22/04: Still fairly carbonated. Pours very thick litely black (Does not pass the flashlight test) with a lite brown head. Great lacing. Aroma of very ripe plums, raisins, anise and smoke. Almost no hoppiness left in this one. Very smooth but slightly watery now. WAY too much sweetness now. The smokiness is more in check but I like the regular smoked Porter a lot better. I've got a couple more bottles laying down that I will try in following years.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle at Stone Winter Storm. Super dark brown, almost black color. Very little carbonation. Thick, rich, creamy beer. Flavor is strong on the coffee and chocolate. Very good. Stone should really consider bringing this back.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Sampled at Sean and Ryan’s tasting in May; thanks Sean for throwing this rarity in! Black color with lighter edges, still some carbonation present and a hint of beige lacing. Aroma is mostly chocolate malt, smoke and some ashy plastic. The flavor is quite smooth, with more chocolate, burnt wood and some coffee grounds. Finishes with a light tang and lasting bitterness. It might be a bit past it’s prime, but a real treat to try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Killer porter Smell: plums, smoke, peat, roast. Taste: smoke, roast, mouthfeel oily and full, yet not too thick. Ends with my luvvly, luvvly rich TANG. P’TANG! Thanks Willblake!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2003
This was my last taste at alcfron’s and I can hardly read my notes. Creamy chocolate feel with hops present right from the first sniff. What a hoppy porter!


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