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RATINGS: 372   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 29, 2007
(sample tasted in line @ the ba alesmith release)dark brown with a light brown head.wonderful aroma of brown sugar,molasses,oak,and chocolate.the flavor blends up the aroma with some heavy smoke and some vanilla.i like it but i think the smoke overpowered it a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Appearance: Deep chestnut body, like Coke, somewhat opaque, but light gets through the edges. Tall foamy tan head.
Aroma: Mild aroma of dark chocolate and char, light hops showing through, smells light pine. Very mild aroma.
Taste: Some smoke and char, light chocolate, hints of sweetness, finish is dry and of espresso beans.
Palate: Medium bodied, creamy foamy carb.
Overall: Just okay, I dunno, doesn’t do much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1787) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours black with a two finger khaki head with outstanding lacing. Aroma is of smoke, dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark roast coffee, berries,vanilla, pine, molasses, sweet malts, toffee,and cherries. Taste is similar to the aroma with a lot of nice smoked malts, chocolate, and full city coffee notes. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly dry, long, lingering, smoked finish. Overall, a outstanding imperial porter that is very complex with a nice combination f smoke, chocolate, and coffee notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2016
A very good beer overall. Pours a beautiful deep ball with a white head. Smells of vanilla, chocolate and mint. Taste is thick and smooth, with vanilla, followed by chocolate and mint, and a hoppy finish. Had on tap at Bailey's Taproom.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1765) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2002
200th Rating!!! This is quite a fine porter. Smokey and burnt, but not to the point where you’re drinking pure ashes. Lots of chocolate and some nuttyness. Huge brown head, and very smooth for what they were trying to do here. Great balance of hops, combined with appropriate alcohol taste and bitterenss. Stone continues to turn out great beer after great beer. Thank you Ratebeer! You have opened my eyes and changed my life!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 An essentially black body with a short-lived tan head. Dry charcoal-y aroma with a dark sweet presence right underneath it, smells like blueberry and apricot. Rose petals at the end of the aroma. Big malty flavor and that same dry charcoal wraps up with grapefruit tartness. Dark apricot notes in the malty start. The finish has more charcoal dust combined with porterish tartness. I enjoyed this beer a lot but I found the smoked element to be distracting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2002
A five star for number 500. As hard as it is to believe that I have finally enjoyed my 500th different type of beer, it is harder for me to believe just how damn good this beer was. Stone does it like no other. I am a big fan of the porter style. Powerful, dark, malty,, I absolutely love it. And then they go and hop it up. A great beer for a great occasion. I also enjoyed the informative, inspirational and slightly amusing story on the back of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours a near black with a khaki head. Chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, caramel, smoke, dark fruit and oak aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasted malt, toffee, oak, dark fruit, resinous hop, licorice and smoke flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Chocolate, smoke and roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1715) - 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.

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