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RATINGS: 2382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Almost opaque. Dark maroon in colour. Great chocolate and roasted malt aromas. Nice chocolate malt taste with some coffee and a good hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2004
Very dark, opaque in a mug, with a nice roasted aroma. Rich roasted flavours with just a bit of smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Very dark brown with a light head that sticks around. Light but pleasant roasted malt aroma with a little smoke. Roasted coffee flavor with some more of the smoke in the finish. My first brew with even a little smoke...interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3638) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
Nearly black, with light brown lasting head. Nose is coffee, lightly roasted and light malt. Good roasted profile , with just a hint of smoke

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - SEP 25, 2004
dark brown, brownish/tan head for a few seconds and then dissolves away quickly, great smoky smell, can taste the chocolate that ends in a smoky taste. would like to drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1561) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Pours a very dark brown/black with a reddish hue and a thick beige head. Aroma is of light smoke and wood. Taste is of coffee, mocha, very light peat, roasted malt and balanced hoppage. Perfect amount of sweetness with a mild burnt aftertaste. Medium to light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Overall, one of the best porters out there, recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2004
blackish/ruby body with a big, foamy & creamy dark tan head, lasting and good lacing. medium to light smoky nose, faint raisin, and toasted/burnt malts too. roasted malt and coffee flavor, with a strong hop presence for a porter. not much smoke flavor. medium to light mouthfeel, low carbonation. while ratebeer calls it a porter, the bottle labels it a smoked porter, so I’m calling this #2 compared to the alaskan smoked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2004
Bottle. Poured a deep opaque brown. Head is brownish, short lived. Decent lacing. Aroma is malty with roasted grains, chocolate with a note of smoke. Body is medium to full. Flavors of chocolate and coffee predominate with a hint of the smoked peat. There are better porters out there but this is very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Poured very dark with a medium brown head that left a lacing on the glass. The aroma was pretty rich for a porter, and smelled of smoky molasses. Initial taste was surprisingly less sweet than I anticipated, but not necessarily as smoky as I anticipated, either. Overall it had a very mild sweetness with a predominant roasted character. The finish was bitter at first but smoothed out rather nicely. Not as good as Anchor or Fuller’s I don’t think, but a fine porter from a true upstanding company.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 re-rate:pours a nice dark-brown with very little off-white head.aroma is of chocolate,liquorice,and coffee.flavor is much the same with a smooth creamy finish.

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