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RATINGS: 2346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Trade from Doclock, thanks. From a bottle. Strong coffee and roasty aromas. Pours dark black with a thin, but creamy head. Strong bitter coffee flavors. Very porterish mouthfeel that belies how thick it looks sitting in the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Pours black with an off-white head, almost identical to the picture. Wonderful crisp taste despite being such a dark beer. I can definitely taste hints of chocolate and cafe flavors. Slight burnt taste that complements the subtle overtones. Smooth brew...def. a good job by stone. At only 2.99 for 1.6 pints at trader joe’s, it’s a beer worth trying.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - AUG 21, 2004
A very good tasting beer. Very dark yet not a noticable taste of alcohol. Not too much aftertaste, but plenty of flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2004 Pours a very standard porter black, transparent towards the edges. Aroma is candy toffee, and malt. Small off-white head. Taste is thick and syrupy on the mouth, with tastes of coffee, choclate, and a very roasted, "campfire" taste to it. An amazing beer, thanks to INDIANA RED for this tasty brew!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Pours very dark, but I can still see through it a little. Nice sweet roasted malt aroma. A little chocolate as well. Smooth body. Quite a roasty flavor. Some bitter coffee flavor, as well as a bit of chocolate in there. Good quality porter. I wouldn’t know it was smoked if it didn’t say so.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Bottle. Roasty and smoked aromas. Blackish beer with a big beige head. Smokey, roasty flavor with a sweet malt backing. Complex flavors but very drinkable. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
I can’t believe I didn’t rate this one! This is a great porter! Dark brown appearance, and a tan foamy head. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is lightly smoked, choclately, and not too sweet, very smooth. I loved this one!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2004
This stuff is awesome. Pours deep and dark with a dark tan, very foamy head. Roasty chocolate and coffee aroma (naturally) with a very slight smokiness. Excellent hop and malt balance. Very flavorful with chocolate and coffee, but not too much of either one. Well blended. Great palate and mouthfeel, very smooth with a little sweetness. The smokiness is very subtle and discrete. A must try!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - AUG 3, 2004
Damn, what a porter. Pours black with an average tan head. Taste is sweet chccolate/coffee with hints of smoke. Very, sweet and drinkable. Great smokey aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
one of my favorite brews from Stone. nice smokey, coffee-caramel like aroma. pours a dark brown, w/a good sized head. great porter!


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