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RATINGS: 2228   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2003
A moderately sweet and just slightly smoky aroma. A nice thick, tan with medium sized bubble head. I’m shocked a subtle beer from Stone! Just a little sweet, mellowed out with just the slightest sour note. Plenty of roasted malt flavors but far from over done. A nice full mouth feel but not overwhelming. Maybe there is just a little more hop bitterness than some porters have but still this beer is in balance. And as to the smoked part of it, well you might not notice it at all if you normally work in a smokehouse and that is what your looking for. Again Stone has not allowed the smoke to take over but its there adding its flavor to a great smoked porter

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Tried and tried I might could not find a nose through the night. The smoked flavors are not up front in the flavor and really needed to be searched for. Makes a good porter, and a fine beer, but expecting the smoked and not getting any is kind of disappointing. Creamy textures fairly good feel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Opaque black beer with crisp tan head that fades quickly to tan lacing. Oily, chocolately, coffe taste and much more interesting than a porter, with smokey peat and bitter cascade hops on top of the usual simple porter dark malt. Sweet and bitter finish, with lingering smokiness. I did not expect to like it, since I don't like rauchbieres or porters. This was great, and an unanticipated delight.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2003
While I totally missed any suggested smokiness, I found this light bodied, oily porter to be chock full of great flavors. Huge oatmeal, chocolates, and gourmet coffees. Dry hoppiness is light and the aftertaste is sweet and subtle. The empty bottle does give off a bit of smokiness, more like a dying campfire than smoked meat, ala most rauchbiers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Nice dark black color with small tan head. Needs more carbonation. Roasted malt and smokey flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5046) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Pours a rich brown with a brown, creamy head. The first scent is of hops and a smokiness. Then slowly the coffee-ish notes seep in. The taste has some hop bitterness to go along with the cocoa and coffee combo but the smoke taste is not a strong as the Aecht Scherlenka brand. That was a little overwhelming whereas this was more tolerable. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Nice thick tan head. Very little smoke, if any at all, in both the nose and the flavor of this beer. Piney, grassy, and almost slightly tangy. Body seemed thin when compared to other more robust smoked beers I've had. Probably would stay away from this one in the future.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holdwine (1071) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2003
My new favorite brewery, if only they weren't all the way in California. Awesome porter! Coffe aroma with slight chocolate notes. Tannish head and nice lacing. A porter that stands up with a slight smokiness. Thick enough for breakfast, but not for dinner. Wow.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Dusty peat aroma, color is black with a light red tone. Nice healthy head. Taste is malty and swwet and not at all smokey/ Finishes with a crisp clean light licorice note.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Dark, dark brown, bordering on black. Light looks red coming through. Tan creamy head that surprisingly doesn't last long. Thick lace on sides of glass that takes a minute to form. Smells of oak woodchips. Tastes like a chocolate malt. Thick, but not syrupy, almost chewy. An excellent porter.


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