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RATINGS: 360   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 25, 2002
soot black, moderate smoke. little bit of licorice, maybe a touch of black fruit. ample hop bitterness for a porter. some alchohol flavor. revised: upgraded rated a little. came around a bit / flavors seemed more integrated as it warmed up. this beer should be served very close to room temperature - maybe 65F. UPDATE: having a bottle at 68F - seems considerably more balanced / upgraded rating. This beer was clearly engineered for room temperature consumption. Don’t even try unless it’s 60F or warmer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4282) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, caramel, burnt malts and bready yeast. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, creamy, slightly sweet and very full bodied. Heavy brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (435) - 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 (3104) - 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 (11713) - 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 (481) - 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.


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