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Stone 6th Anniversary Porter

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special 6th Anniversary release is a "cranked up a notch or three" version of our Stone Smoked Porter. Our Stone Anniversary brews are a chance for our brewers to go a little wild (even more than they do on a daily basis). We added more malt (which brings up the viscosity and raises the abv to 8%), a fatter dose of hops and conditioned on both French and American oak (which contributes a softness to the mouthfeel and a far-off-in-the-distance hint of vanilla).


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2006
bottle from the table at DL day - Thanks to whoever brought this now hard to find beer. The aroma was of strong roasted malt with a touch of smoke. The flavor was of heavy roasted malts with an intense hops balance. The finish was dry and in my opinion a bit off. Unfortunately I think this one is past its prime. Itís good, but I bet a year or two ago it was great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3720) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Pour is a very dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is woody, smoky and a stong dose of alcohol. Flavor has lots going for it. Lots of caramal and chocolate malts with some toffee and a nice strong amount of hops. Very tasty and warming. Thanks Beerdrenched!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Mysteriously dark brown and wafting with enticing aromas. In-fricken-credible mouthfeel; intensely rich and rewarding, with a chocolaty texture. Big notes of dark chocolate and lesser notes of peat, wood, smoke, coffee cake, milk and brown sugar. The teeter-totter is steady and level, with bitter hops and dark chocolate on one end and a syrupy sweetness on the other. The perfect hint of alcohol and a healthy amount of hops (but definitely not overdone) round it out. Oh, man, great beer! Thanks, Dave!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3444) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2003
22oz bomber-Well, i finally decided to crack this puppy open the other night. I cracked it open and the aroma was huge-i could smell it 5 feet away! it poured with a light beige head with large bubbles in the head-dissapeared fast-Very dark for a porter. Robust palate full of chocolate, coffee, roasted notes, vanilla, molassis, and a hint of smoke(very little)-think and rich. alcohol was detected, especially when the brew was colder, but it did not diminish the palate of the brew. hops are subtle, maybe due to the year old bottle. awesome finish-long lasting! Can we say Imperial porter? This is the best porter i have had to date! (while drinking this brew, i was watching VH1 classic and they played 2 classic Genesis videos-"Thats all" and "Mama"-so bad ass!!!)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3362) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Finally got to try this. Sean contributed this to his own tasting and hot damn I was psyched to try it. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is smokey malty with a tiny bit of band aid. Taste is quite smoky with chocolate and malty characteristics. Very very nice, quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3358) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3346) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Black but not opaque. Nice tan head laces nicely. This one isnít as smokey as their smoked porter (a good thing) but it is still noticeably smoky. Dark malts (predominately chocolate) are dominated by the citrus peel hops a bit. Not too overbalanced though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3317) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Thanks to MRomero548 for this one. Opaque black pour with a deep tan head. Aroma is sweet malt with some roast and a bit of chocolate. The palate is smooth, delivering a well balanced flavor that has some roasty bitterness, sweet malt and maybe s touch of smoke. This is probably at itís peak, age wise, but certainly not done yet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Bottle shared by EDA as part of a complete vertical. Nice complex porter, but the body has thinned significantly over the years, and I canít imagine this is even close to its prime anymore. Tobacco and chocolate aroma, mint, vanilla ice cream, with nice complexity. Bittersweet, deep brown flavor, covered by some wet dog and other oxidized notes.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3220) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Bottle Pours dark brown.black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is terrific nice rich smokey coffee and dark pitted fruit. Very strong smoked flavor with extra hops as Stoneís deScription states. The higher ABV is noticeable as well as the coffee flavors and charcoal. Quite bitter actually. Feel is very rich and smooth, thanks to the extra malt. Finish is a bitter charcoal taste that lingers a long time.


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