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RATINGS: 371   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, light fruit, taste is dry, roasted, chocolate, bitter, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Cola, chocolate malt. ash and hay aroma. Black with small head. Mildly sweet lightly earthy/smoky chocolate malt and moderately bitter ash and herbal hay flavor. Good body - a bit lighter than expected. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Malty, smokey and floral nose. Vanilla, toffee and dark chocolate notes. Alcohol and coffee. Huge, rocky, khaki head with excellent lacing. Mostly lasting. The beer is as black as midnight, but when held up to a high power halogen bulb, it’s sparkling clear and a beautiful ruby color. Who cares, right? Someone, somewhere cares and that’s why I mentioned it. Not your average porter. Definitely a left coast porter. Hopped, baby. Hopped, I say. Lightly pungent and moderately bitter up front. Notes of espresso, dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla and a heavy helping of Hops, baby, and warm alcohol on the backside. Full-bodied. Light carbonation with an oily mouthfeel. Long, bitter, dry finish. Lot’s of alcohol, but balanced out nicely, ok, a bit overboard, with the hop addition. Can’t wait for Stone’s 7th Anniversary. Thanks go out to herbjones for this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10507) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2016
On tap at Caliente. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is cocoa and oak. Medium body, bitter roast, oak, dark chocolate, dry finish, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10234) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2016
i tried to hold off beer 9k for the weekend, but the backlog is growing - so I figured a 100th percentile beer from one of my favorite brewers would suffice. Gotta say - don’t know what the fuss is about on this one. I figured it would be an oak aged amped up smoked porter, but I like the smoked porter significantly more than this one. Nose is nice - oak, berries, light hops and dark malts. Flavor is overly oaky and finishes very dry. The porter part, and except for a slight aftertaste, the smoke part, are covered up too much. Still a pleasant enough beer, but with faults.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo webshop. Earlsdon, Coventry on the Stena Hollandica en route to Hoek of Holland, Thursday 22nd September 2016 Dark chestnut in colour but with a ruby hue, a small light beige head sits atop. Quite a hoppy burst but with an underlying softness and smokey edge. Some bitter chocolate and coffee but green hops come through, I have to say I find the bitterness a bit rough and it’s a little unbalanced. Maybe I will like it a bit more as I get through this. A6 A4 T7 P4 OV13 3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. Finally one that wasn’t a dead IPA. The porter held up excellently. Pours a deep black with a thick thin white head. Gorgeous aromas of smoke, leather, tobacco, plum, prunes, chocolate. Medium bodied with dark fruit flavors and a touch of chocolate. Finishes with a touch of smoke and roast. This was great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black with a long-lasting beige head. Aromas of chocolate, light smoke, roast. Taste is more dark chocolate, roast, molasses. Light sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Keg at brewdog Shepherd bush. An opaque black coloured pour with a steadfast creamy mid tan head. Aroma is mild roaat, choc, hints of red berries and some alcohol on the nose. Flavour is composed of bitter dark choc, burnt roast, rubber, vanilla cream. Harsh butter acrid roast in the finish. Palate is medium full bodied, medium sweet, bitter finish. Slightly creamy in the mouth. Nice red berries on the flavour as well. Big lingering bitter roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2003
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 The Grim Reaper with his problem-solving, grassy hop sickle gradually shears the skin off of your tongue...Almost all you can feel in a few minutes is powdery chalk...The flowers he graciously hands you for grieving (yet with a big, teethless grin) are dry, bitter/sour and bereft of perfumed petals...But to make this experience bearable (he’s a classy dude after all), he covers you in aromatic, sweet chocolates and the GrimMother’s clove-laden molasses...An incredible experience, but not to be lived too often...

A 2 1/2-year-old bottle showed some more balance between the fragrant/bitter hoppiness and the roasted malt/molasses. Not as intense, but as enjoyable, nourishing and well-brewed.

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