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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 funnily enough I find this smokier than I remember the 6th anniversary version. it's better balanced too, with some good chocolate and smooth, sweet malt flavours. roasty, smoky finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Dark ruby color with a medium creamy tan head. A bitter(going against what the bottle says, but this is jsut for the aroma) roasted malts with a slight pacific coast hop aroma. Upon warming the hops become more dominate in the aroma and taste. Finish is slightly dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2006 Hahahokay. So I was figuring I might have to bump this up a little before I looked at my old rating and saw it was a 3.3. Nonono, so much tastier than that. I don’t really smell any fruitiness to this beer any more, don’t know if that was due to the original batch I had or me being stupid. Lots of chocolate/coffee/roast/smoke as mentioned previously. Hops are slightly present in the nose this time but undetectable in the flavor with roasty bitterness being completely dominant. No chalkiness either. I should probably go rerate some other early-acquired porters as well...

22 oz bottle, pint glass. Average sized, tan head diminishes quickly. Black body is cola-like in appearance. Malt smells of roasted, bitter chocolate, light coffee. Hops are very light. Flavor contains hints of dark chocolate and dark bitter fruits...all smoked of course. Smoke adds a roastiness to this beer which is complimentary, not dominant. Body is lighter than I thought it would be but is still medium and creamy. Hops add a definite bitter zing to the finish. Slight chalkiness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Pours a chocolatey brown, with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Bitter, dry, roasted chocolate and woodiness dominates the malty palate, with slight smoked notes joining the proverbial parade of flavor. Still, I prefer edgier takes on the style, and Stone plays it "safe" on their version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2504) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2005 Dark brown in colour. Aroma is smokey, malty, slightly sweet. Flavour is slightly malty, bitter, roasty, some smoke. Finishes malty with medium bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4781) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
(Bottle) Near opaque with a brown head. Smoked caramel flavour. Good. Thanks Argo for bringing this....

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2003
one of my favor porters... this was heavier then some stouts i had. great smoked flavor with a nice malt/bitter tones... definatly something i'll be getting again (and again and again and again)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2003
This is a bit less than I want, but as it warms, things happen. A fantastic porter--I just don't get a lot of smoke. Fine by me, actually. One of the best porters out there.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a deep black liquid light can nearly penetrate with a fine copper-caramel color that disapates quickly to nothing. Aroma is of molasses, toffee with sweetness. Flavor is a medium to small hop - otherwise nothing. Beer looks great - taste leaves something to be desired. Decent beer - could be better. Maybe this will be my gateway beer to hoppier beers. Don't dream far, though. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padron4KM (667) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Nice looking dark beer. Coffee, chocolate aroma. medium body, bitter/sweet flavor. not one of Stones best, but still pretty darn good


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