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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5949) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle: Nearly black....with a short tan head. Light chocolate/cocoa powder scent. Taste is bitter.....dark chocolate malt, coffee grounds...a lot of ash......no sweetness..... Strong, dark and bitter elements in this one. Roasty and a little smoky. Dry.....really great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2006
My 100th Porter rate, thought Iíd make it a special one.
22 oz bottle, via beerguy101. Pours an opaque very dark brown, almost black, under a foamy one finger light brown head. Very good retention and lots of heavy lacing. Aroma is hugely chocolaty with a lighter roast component. Lots of coffee, some licorice, light alcohol, light vanilla, chalk, and some cocoa powder. I didnít get any oak at all, and only found out about it after reading the commercial description. Flavor is a conglometation of roast, burnt malt, alcohol, and very light oxidation. Finishes very dry with alot of chalkiness and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a slightly oily texture and moderate soft fizzy carbonation. The mouthcoating finish really lingers on forever. This beer has really hed up wonderfully for being 4 years old. Well worth trying to seek this holy grail out, it didnít disappoint.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5744) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Partaken with sneagrams3, thegreenrooster & Beerdrenched - big thanks to Beerdrenched for supplying this rarity. Pours close to black with a good sized rocky dark tan head - quite impressive head for having four years of age on it. The aroma has lots of dark chocolate, cream, rich caramel and some alcohol warmth. Medium body that is somewhat slick with very little carbonation. Taste starts with chocolate malt and a ton of charred roasted malts. The finish has a trace of smoke and a further heaping of dark char that is quite bitter. Excellent brew Iím glad I had the opportunity to experience.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5686) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2016
Aroma is malts, smoke/oak, vanilla and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is citrus/fruit, biscuit/dark malts, dark fruit, slight earthiness, smoke/bourbon chocolate and an acidic/tart finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5548) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle at Stone Winter Storm. Dark brown with no head. Strong chocolate and roasty aroma. Wonderful chocolate and drip coffee taste wit a smooth roasty finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle Shared By EDA, thank you Mike. Pours a dark brune body with a tan lacing. Smoke, liquid smoke, woody character with char, hints of chocolate, and toffee. Burnt malt and ash. Good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (5478) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2016
22 Oz bottle from Spirits Jackson. Poured a medium to fuller density with a huge foamy beige head. Aroma is chocolatey, super old coffee with creamer, wet toast, hint of sugar. Flavor is better than the aroma loads of dusty chocolate, creamer, coffee, earthy, slight soy and cola.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Dark brown/black color with not much head or lacing. Aroma is highly roasted with a touch of coffee and slight hops. Flavor is highly bitter and creamy, hops are present, but the malt makes a nice malty front, surprisingly this balances itself. Also notes of vanilla and smoke seep through the flavor. Slight smoky finish, a very nice porter, I like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5454) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Pours black into an English pint. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Chocolate and espresso aromas. Dry with sweet milk chocolate upfront turning to pine before the lasting charred pith finish. Nice.


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