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RATINGS: 2415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A rich, dark and delicious porter with chocolate and coffee overtones accented by a subtle smokiness from just the right amount of peat smoked malt. Unlike a rauchbier, the "smoke" in Stone Smoked Porter is an ELEMENT of the character rather than being THE character. -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2005
I believe this is 2004. The aroma has toasted and burnt malts, chocolate, coffee, and sweetness. Any smokiness is subdued. The appearance is deep brown to walnut (though it was hard to tell at the club). The flavor had smoked and toasted malts (though I think I needed to be told about the smoked part). Also, nice flavors of coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. The body was creamy with a finish of bitter pine. Very good and some age did this some good (did not even rate it the first time about 1-year ago). A bit heavier than I expected but that was a welcome surprise. I think Iíll pick some of this up every year to age for a year. Drinking it then will be most pleasing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 One of the best of this style. Less smoky and metallic than the more traditional German smoked beers from Bamberg made by Schlenkerla (be sure to try these for comparison). Drink with grilled German sausages with brown mustard and onions.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2005
On tap (in Syracuse, NY of all places): Had with a pulled pork BBQ, well paired in my opinion. Good amount of smokiness without being too much. Low carbonation. Good malt backbone, a little chewiness. Some chocolate and coffee notes. Like I said, good with BBQ.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TedStryker (5) - Oceanside, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005 does not count
Iíve had this on tap and just had it last night by the bottle. Itís a really great beer, with a nice smoked flavor. Itís just a great porter and well

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2005
The 1 pint 6 ounce bottle pours coffee black with a large, creamy khaki-colored head that left some excellent lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee and smoky goodness. Sweet molasses is featured in the initial palate with the aforesaid chocolate, coffee and light smokiness peaking through as the flavors develop. The welcomed bitter hop finish is long-lasting. This full-bodied beer has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel and the right sense of balance with the peat smoked malt. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
One of the only smoked beers Iíve had that did a good job of staying away from the sin most commit -- it didnít taste peaty or mossy at all. It was as though the barley had actually been smoked, instead of simply being replaced with whiskey malt. Highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Tight creamy head. Nice coffee / mocha aroma and taste- smoked, from one of Americaís best breweries.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2005
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005 I guess this will work for beer #200. This is my favorite Porter to date and it is from a great Brewery. Pours very dark with a smoky off white head. The smell was surprisingly pleasant consisting of coffee, chocolate, caramel and mocha. The taste was fantastic and very warming. For a cold day this works extremely well as a session beer. The aftertaste has a really nice chocolate and caramel feel to it. On tap this was really smooth. I will have to try it out of the bottle and see what the result is. Right now I am very pleased.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Mocha and espresso nose with a touch of smoke. Great balance with no astringency. Great depth of body. Nice Rauchbier, the smoke is very soft and complimentary not overpowering. Some rich Bakers chocolate and mild vanilla with some toffee and marzipan. Great mouthfeel and very clean dry finish. No hop presence.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Bottled. Beautiful, clear walnut colored liquid on the pour; virtually opaque in the glass, has a golden quality to the color. Head is tan, perfectly sized for a porter (when chilled; after sitting out, head got big, but still so beautiful), fully lasting and leaving behind wonderfully uniform rings with a uniform, complete, but not thick lace down the glass. Aroma: ah, the smell of salted, smoked meat...bakers chocolate, slight alcoholic notes, sweet caramel and yeast like a sweet dough. Vanilla and hazelnuts have crept in as the beer warmed and notable prune aroma as it was about room temperature, as well as some grapefruit rind. Body is the thin side of medium with wonderfully creamy-smoothe carbonation (TINY bubbles) that lasts through the swallow of a watery liquid underneath, blending things nicely. Slightly dry; mouth waterying. Flavor: hoppy little sucker! Noticably bitter, with not only the burnt bakers chocolate expected, but with grapefruit rind and a touch of pine. Alcohol is noticable on the back end and somewhat harsh. Meek malts have a touch of honeyed sugar, slight caramel(mostly in the aftertaste), milk chocolate. An overall harsh, earthy flavor; incredibly beautiful beer; great aroma and surprisingly refreshing for such a dark beer. Itís similarly refreshing to Obsidian Stout by Deschutes and shockingly wonderful for a porter--even with the Stone twists on style.


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