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RATINGS: 2381   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2004
Draught, at The Ginger Man, Manhattan.
Dark juicy brown body with a thin tan head. Rich toasted malt aroma. Viscous, rich stout-like texture. Really silky and full flavoured. The colour is so intense it is staining the glass. Alcohol is noticeable on the mind but I missed in smoked notes. Cracking beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Pours a beautiful ebony color, inpenerable by light. Nice finger size tan head, respectable lace for the remainder of the glass. Smells of chocolate, coffee, fire malt and smoke. Taste is full, with the coffee and roasted malt up front, thinning to a nice solid medium hop finish that has a slight smokey tingle towards the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is a strong medium. Nice bold, pungent porter with relentless charcoal and wood undertones. This porter is bold but smooth. Firey!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Nose: roasted chocolate malts, hint of hops, slightly acidic. Pours thick, liquid is black opaque with a column of tiny bubbles streaming up along the curved side of my sniffer. Head is large, tan and lasting, strong lacing. Flavor: front is sweet chocolate malts, body very smoky, chocolate malts, some hops in the background, finish is smoky and moderately bitter. Palate is thinner than I was expecting but not watery by any means. Overall, excellent, by far the most out standing porter I've experienced. Some raters said this wasn't very "smoky", well their taste buds must be broken, lots of smoke flavor here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Dark brown, with a little tan head. Aroma is sweet, a bit metallic, with some roasty malts. Slight chocolate malt flavor, and not nearly smokey enough for my taste. Highly effervescent, with a thin mouthfeel, this was an underwhelming offering by Stone standards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2007 This is a darn good smoked beer. Very dark and distinct porter taste with ust a hint of smokiness. Didn’t overpour the beer at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dauber810 (20) - USA - MAR 12, 2004
Extremely rich, and delicious. Not very smoky but one of my favorite porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Taste is also very smooth smoked roasted malts and finishes with a slight bitterness. Overall the best smoked beer I have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Pours dark ruby red. Thin, light tan head. Nice aftertaste that lingers a bit. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Pours like the black of night. A nice white to off white head develops. Aroma is roasted malt and smoke. Flavor is deep smoked and roasted malt with a nice countering bitterness. Quite dry finish, but that cleans it all up. Quite tasty. Mouthfeel is substantial but not quite coating which is appropriate for a porter, but I would call this basically an Imperial Porter. Drinkability is great considering this is very flavorful brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a dark ruby red with a thick tan head. Smoked and roasted chocolaty/coffee aroma. Initial smoky taste with a coffee undertone followed by a nutty sweet flavor and a good bitter aftertaste. A little lingering sweetness but not much. Creamy mouthfeel.

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