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RATINGS: 2439   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 18/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2004
On tap. Very dark brown color with small tan head and good lacing. Aroma of malty chocolate and toffee. Taste has a nice dry coffee flavor with a bit of chocolate. The smoke is fairly minor, which is great because I really dislike rauchbiers. The smoke actually adds to the flavor for me! Very smooth and drinkable. By FAR the best smoked beer I have had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phiconners (150) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 Dark brown in appearance. Smoke flavor was apparent but not overwhelming by any means. A solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2004
Dark brown with a moderate tan head. Mild smoothing type aroma. Nose of chocolate malt, licorice, brown sugar, and peat. Light ond fluffy feel. Dangerously drinkable. Light sweet start with a with a licorice and mocha middle. Finish is a touch acidic. Smoke comes very late in the finish. The more I drink this, the more I like it. A great starter into smoked brews for someone who is leery, plus a great beer in general.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tycho (13) - USA - APR 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 23, 2004 This is a dark porter which is ideally smoked. As with most Stones, it's strong and flavorful. Masterful balance of the hops. I seek this beer out!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mortimer (8) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2004 does not count
This is a dark brown, slightly garnet beer with a creamy beige head. The aroma is of roasted malts and slightly smoky. It tasted full bodied and smooth. The dark roasted malts are certainly apparent in its taste, but the hops are nicely balanced. Also noticeable is a sweet and slightly smoky aftertaste, which to me was very pleasant. It is an easy to drink porter, very enjoyable. This beer ranks as one of my favorite porters and maybe my favorite beer that Stone brews. However, this is not for the average Joe, if you are not a fan of robust porters then I suggest starting with a more mild one. Very well made, bravo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2004
Very nice porter...dark, opaque appearance, dark fruit aroma, with a powerful smoked flavor, as expected...my first smoked porter and enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2004
Dark brown hue with a thin, quickly absent tan head. The smoke isn't so subtle to me, it's actually pretty well developped. Very sweet though with lots of crystal? malt making up honey and maple flavors. Subdued hops profile that gain Stone a bit of respect from me. Chocolatey sweet, just very malty altogether and finely balanced once the grassy green hops finally kick in, but it's no standout in my books and is actually a bit watery in the finish. I can definitely see where the brewers are from when they claim this to be their less understood beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2004
pours out dark with a tan head. smells of chocolate coffee and a hint of a smokey flavor. very thick mouthfeel and very easy going down. you can really taste the smoked malts over peat in this. being a scotch drinker, this has a small flavor similar to a weak scotch. this is a wonderful porter. my first try of the smoked class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 This is one of my favorite porters. Jet black, with a tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts and cocoa, with just a little smokiness creeping in. A very smooth beer. Malty at first, with a nice dry finish. Don’t let the "Smoked" in the name scare you off - the smokey flavor is mild and very well blended. An outstanding beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - APR 18, 2004
I'm very impressed with this beer. Usually, I don't like porters, but this one is very good. Aroma is alittle smokey with hints of roastiness and chocolate. Maybe alittle nutty. Head is offwhite, and retains very nicely. Pretty much black opaque appearence with just a tint of brown. Flavor is sweet and malty up front then fades to a nice subtle hop and chalky finish. Smokiness is subtle and contributes to the dry finish. Very drinkable. Highly recommended

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