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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 18, 2002
Feel the burn baby! I’m still not sure about this one. First impression was too much alcohol burn, and way too hopped up for a Smoked Porter. Took me along time to even finish it. I love Stone’s brews, High ABV and Loads of Hops/malt so of course this would be a perfect combination I thought. Well - it just didn’t do it for me. 2nd and 3rd time trying it I enjoyed it a little more, but just not a well balanced, or very enjoyable brew overall as what I had come to expect from Stone. That being said, it is still a great beer that ranks high on my list however and will enjoy quite a few over the next few months, and years when maybe it will mellow abit


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (434) - seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle from beer junction. Nice hazelnut and chocolate flavors. Little bit of smoke and a little bit of hops. Quite nice. Could drink a lot of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
Pours black with almost no head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, roasted nuts, slight vanilla, brown sugar. Taste is roasted and chocolatey with a very nice balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is quite light bodied with medium carbonation

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (3100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2016
Sampled from tap at Stone Garden Berlin. Black color with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, soy sauce, umami, dark fruits, a bit cherry. Taste is chocolate, a bit wood and ash, again a bit soy sauce and some dark fruits. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Not bad, but a bit underwhelming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016
Draft @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate caramel flavor with weak smoky hints. Has a roasted malty smoky chocolate caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate, bitternes, bread, alcohol and dried fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrumpy369 (477) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared at hopaholic. Pitch black colour, small white head. Nose is soy sauce with nuts. Taste is medium bitterness. Expected better.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (5995) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2016
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Fruity and malty smell with dark malts, chocolate, sugar and syrup. Similar taste with some dried herbs. Sharp and strong bitterness, too strong to be honest.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Pours black with creamy beige head... Aroma of smoked malts, chocolate, oak... Flavor is smoked malts, maybe some rye, lots of peppery spicy woody notes throughout, chocolate bitterness... Really nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Pours dark brown with a big fluffy, tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa powder and smoke. A very very smokey beer, like a proper Isle of Skye whisky which is great cause I love them. Really smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham; opaque black pour with a bubbly love guy beige head, aroma has dark fruits and chocolate, taste has dark berries, a hint of smoke, coffee and dark bitter chocolate.


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