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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   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 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2004
This is very goooood stuff. Beautiful, very dark, vaguely deep red. Huge head, brownn and full, lasts for a very long time. Nose a bit smoky, lots of woodiness. Great flavor, some smoke, woody, and a great roastiness at the end, a bit of chocolate, nice bitterness, very good things going on. Finish is dry, surprisingly hoppy for a two-year-old beer. Very enjoyable brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Deep dark brownish black, creamy tan head. Awesome nose of expresso, bittersweet chocolate, bitter citrus, leather and light smoke. The taste is a complex blend of blackened chocolate, earth, smoke, with a good hint of Stone’s citric hops to round it out. Full bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter hop finish. If only there was more....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Very dark, thick beer from the bottle. Creamy tan head that reduced to an oil slick that left nice lace. This is a delicious beer, two years later. Complex nose of burnt brown sugar, ripe plums, figs, molassess and wood. Very smooth, thick mouthfeel. Very subtle smoke, almost like the whisps of a dying fire. Very malty, with dark fruit, dark sugar and oak barrell flavors. Very big interpretation of a porter, and a very nice beer. Thanks to marc for this bottle. Where can I get more?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
The aroma was intense. Huge chocolate hits the nose. Some smoke as well and a little bit of alcohol. Maybe some dark fruits in there as well. Nice... This was one HUGE porter. The hops definately died down from the aging. This was the first tasting but it just seemed like the hops were not well pronounced but well hidden and balanced. Nice. Huge coffee flavor with some suddle chocolate and dark fruits. Alcohol was well hidden but still apparent. Very smooth and drinkable with a fantastic mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2377) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2005
22 oz bottle from Windy City El Cajon. Poured deep brown with a decent tan head that quickly shrank to a ring. Did ok in the lacing department. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors kicked up a bit with the same then add some coffee, hoppy bitterness, alcohol and a dusty finish. Another great Stone Beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2006
Thanks to Whaleman Poured black with a small beige head. Aroma is bitter roasted malts, chocolate and a little smoke. Flavor is mostly coffee with some dark chocolate and subtle orange peel. Lots of floral and piney hops come out in the finish. Very good porter.

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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Stone Brewing Company--Stone 6th Anniversary Porter--2002 Release--22 oz. Bottle-8.01% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Porter--Imperial--Rich tight lacy espresso head. Dark opaque black color. Very roasted tangy earthy rich hop front. Rich burnt smoky earthy grainy hot sweet espresso body. Amped Smoked Porter. Mild sediment. Rich hot hop end. Sampled 9/6/2003.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2969) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2016
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is mostly dark brown with ruby red hues and a lovely, soft tan head. That’s 5 out of 5. The aroma has a nice dark roasted malt and chocolate character but there is something a little odd - like buttered corn. That was a slight letdown considering this gets a 100 on RB. The body is smooth and better than medium. The taste has a fascinating dark roasted malt note with a mild top moderate bitterness to finish. I did not get to try it when it first came out and it makes sense that they would bring it back. Too bad the aroma seemed off to me or I would have rated it even higher.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bomber. Deep brown with a reddish tint at the edge. A medium khaki head. Nose of cocoa and bits of cola. There is also some wood. Flavors of caramel and coffee are accented with barrel character. There is also some chocolate. Very smooth body with barely noticeable alcohol.


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