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Stone 6th Anniversary Porter

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 21, 2003
Already very traditional/characteristically landmark of Stone - hopy spruce -juniper aroma. Honestly this brew was not really to the full extend porter like. Not to thick, high oh hops that worked out nicely. Very specific to the West Coast, interesting, different.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 this beer is difficult for me to rate. very attractive - almost black with reddish hints. however it seemed over hopped and a little strong for a porter. don't get me wrong, though, I thought it tasted quite good, just not what I expected

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2003
almost tar colored pours like maple syrup and tastes great for a smoked porter.as always stone rules

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Another nice porter...Black appearance with tan head. Flavors mostly of roasted malts and a hint of smoke, with dark fruits detectable as it warmed. Thanks, Springslicker!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Pours a very dark red color. Small off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, a little subdued smoke aroma. Flavor is cigarettes and coffee, kind of intriguing. Dry finish. Thanks to 1FastSTI for sharing htis one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 1, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2004 Not my favorite but impressive all the same. Maybe I'm not into the smoked porters,... don't know , this is the first one I've tried. Black as night and intensely full bodied. It hides the abv well. Smells awfully smoky. Taste is not that much to my liking but I can see how it would be to some and did enjoy trying it. In Stone tradition, an intense beer! 9 5 7 4 16 re-rate 6/22/04: Still fairly carbonated. Pours very thick litely black (Does not pass the flashlight test) with a lite brown head. Great lacing. Aroma of very ripe plums, raisins, anise and smoke. Almost no hoppiness left in this one. Very smooth but slightly watery now. WAY too much sweetness now. The smokiness is more in check but I like the regular smoked Porter a lot better. I've got a couple more bottles laying down that I will try in following years.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003
Very dark burgundy. Aroma shows roast, coffee, hazelnuts, light smoke. Palate also has some subtle smoke, lots of dry hoppiness, good roast character. Light creaminess comes in late but there's another flurry of hops as well. A few less of those would do well. More of a foreign stout IMO.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Appearance: Deep brown with red highlights a full light brown rocky head and some residual lacing. Aroma: Hops, malt, roasted grains, coffee and some wood (smoked?) background. Taste: Creamy sweetness with an intense hop finish. Coffee and roasted flavors come forth somewhere in the middle and finish. Mouthfeel: Full bodied, smooth, and oily with a biting finish. Lingering hop bitterness prevails. IMHO: A beer with great qualities, but, alas, another over-hopped American take on a great European style

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Pours a creamy black with a light tan head. alcohol and dark fruit and chocolate nose that is a bit musty. taste is a nice chocolate roast with an almost unnoticeable hop level. finish has a touch of metallic but also a nice roasted coffee and vanilla flavor. Thanks for sharing TChrome

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3087) - 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!


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