elbernays (633) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from whole foods naples florida. Pours black with ruby red highlights. Large off white head. Aroma is light smoke, coffee chocolate, burnt malts. Flavour is burnt malts, coffee, lactose, chocolate with dry bitterring smoky finish. Medium carbonation. Medium body. A very nice porter.
Shot (179) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours ruby with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, smoked malt and gypsum. Flavors are dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, nuttiness and bready notes. Finishes with dark fruits and charred toast. Light, peppery mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice, roasty toasty porter.
lightbias (169) - USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice smoky aroma drifts from the bottle as I pour into this porter glass, and the dark umber colored liquid is covered in seconds with a two finger, soft khaki head. The head is significant and certainly doesn’t block the smoke scent coming from the glass. Very smoky, a nutty and an almost hidden toasted coffee bean foundation floods my taste buds, the medium body being a good catalyst for the flavors. The carbonation is nice, although it could be a bit more lively in my opinion, but lasts well throughout the glass. The finish is comfortable, lasting, and something that will be hard to follow; perhaps I’m done reviewing for the evening.
Not my favorite Stone, but definitely another score for that brewer.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Big Porter, rich, full, and robust as Stone claims. The fairly subtle smokiness (especially when compared to Alaskan’s SP) adds an uncommon complexity. good stuff!"
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at craft. Clear brown. Aroma of wood, smoke, chocolate, coffee. Taste is sweet and bitter. Dry finish.
tillmac62 (262) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
EBD 7/17/14. Clear dark amber pour (similar to Coke) with a nice garnet note. Normal head and retention very good lacing. Nice complex nose of chocolate, light roast with toffee/coffee notes, a very subtle hint of dark fruit and a light smoky character that becomes pronounced as it warms. Light medium bodied with an almost smooth texture. Good carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish and in the middle. The flavor profile is quite nice, balanced - with a smoky skew - and complex. It begins with roast, then fades into a light chocolate sweetness. The middle effervesces into a burst of smoke and light hops over a well balanced bitterness. As it flows into the finish, hints of dark fruit emerge. The finish leaves you with a nice smoky aftertaste that lingers over hints of dark chocolate.
jflopsu (653) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with tan head. Has a coffee, nut, malt, and chocolate aroma. Starts with a coffee and chocolate taste and continues with smoky flavors, malts, and coffee grounds. A very distinct smoky lingering aftertaste.
TylerGreenDC (392) - - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Aroma of chocolate covered raisins. No real smoke flavor or aroma. Instead some vanilla, cocoa and maybe some fig. Good beer, just not much rauch.
SarkyNorthener (2399) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg@rutland arms, sheffield. Very dark brown beer with small head. Aroma is roast malts. Taste is roasted malts, mild chocolate, some smoke and dark fruits. Medium bodied. Good beer.
steez (26) - Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured black with a big beige head that dissipates quickly. Very drinkable coffee toffee caramel hints but not sweet. Best part is if you nurse it and let it warm , the last bit has an almost scotch/peaty smoke taste to it. Very nice autumn beer....Just like all the brewery’s selections.