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RATINGS: 2431   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Bottle. Poured black with average brown head. Aroma was roasted malt, licorice and small smoke. Full body with creamy texture and long finish with small bitter finish. Medium flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5289) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Very dark brown with red highlights. An active light tan head. The aroma is roasted peanuts and cooked green beans. The taste is a full toasted bread crust and light tobacco. There is also some roasted and salted peanut shell. The smoke is lightly hidden in the aftertaste. This really smooths out as you go along. However, the slightly soapy finish still detracts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Poured a very dark brown. Aroma and flavors of roasted malt and some chocolate. Aroma also had a touch of smoke. Smooth and creamy mouth feel with a medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. I love a really dark porter! Smell is dominated by the smoke. Chocolate and bitter burnt malt. Nice! Taste does not live up to the smell. Lots of chocolate flavor and lots of dark malt. Lightly nutty and bitter coffee flavors. Strong licorice flavors as well. There is some light smoke throughout but nothing like the smell or like other smoked beers I have had. however, it is still a really complex and tasty beer. Smoky aftertaste and full-bodied. Damn drinkable. I can’t think of another time that a beer has disappointed me so much but still delivered things I wasn’t even looking for. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Pours an opaque rudy brown color, large tan head with nice lingering. Tinge of smoke lays a pantina over the roast and cocoa aromatics. Slightly peaty nose is quickly enveloped by lusterous roast malt flavors. Closer to the finish, the cocoa element fuses with the roastiness. The tinge of smokiness returns in the finish, intermingling with residual cocoa and caramel flavors. The mouthfeel is full but slightly crisp. Lacks the oily astringency of a larger smoke character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2005
thanks to lou18 for the bomber, pours a deep ruby red color with a huge creamy tan head, aroma is slightly bitter/burnt coffee with hints of smoke. flavor is very rich and thick with coffee and some caramels, chocolate is the back end. the smoke is exactly as advertised...just kind of lingering in the background but never really taking over any part of the flavor. a very nice body and creamy mouthfeel. thanks alot lou.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2005
Bottled. Very dark brown. A good Porter but I was expecting more after having looked at previous ratings. The smokiness is just subtle but the caramel is there. There is an oak feel to this one. Light-medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Very deep brown almost black with ruby highlights. Thick brown head remains about about a half inch high all the way down the glass. Aroma is roasted coffee and just a bit of sweet chocolate coming through. Smoke comes out in the flavor in the background with some coffee taste as well.. Very earthy.. On the palate it is fine thick and creamy like I like my porters. Overall a good porter that is very true to the style but like a previous poster said I think this one might get better with age... I think I’m going to cellar one and try it again next year if I can resist temptation that long! Good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Deep brown color with a fluffy, creamy, slippery, 3/4" thick head. What a beauty! Aroma is robust: roasted barley, chocolate and some coffee. Flavor is all-encompassing. Smoky backdrop and chocolatey. Smoke plays the role of hops and the malts are ever-present. Moderate viscosity. Finish is coffee and chocolate with a kielbasa aftertaste. A noble drink. I’d like to have this one again with a cigar. Thanks to lamas for the bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2005
. I am fearful of the ruach beers, but glad I tried this. Poured dark with a foamy tan head, just like the picture, ha ha. I smelled chocolate and coffee and a bit of smoke, but good smoke, like food, not a burned building. The taste was the same: Roasted chocolate, malts smoked peat?. This was a great beer


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