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RATINGS: 2268   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2002
This is all i need for a cold winter evening.Nice dark color,malty aroma with a lite smokiness,flavor was malty with some chocolate,coffee and very lite smoke but just enough of it to make you want more the finish was full with a lasting coffee aftertaste that wasnít over powering but quite refreshing.all around nice brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2002
Dark, rich, creamy, these are all good characteristics of this beer. This bark brown colored brew with a brownish head has lot of complexities in itís smell. But thr taste is where I found myself being amazed, the malt and hops blend, the smoky after taste and the hint of toffee and chocolate make this a good smoked porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2002
12/14/02: thick creamy head, which leaves a good amount of lacing. opaque beautiful deep dark black/brown colour. A tiny bit lighter tasting than most porters, with nice coffee tones. malty and hoppy aromas. Great on a cold day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Opaque body with a full, tan head. Nice lacing as the head diminshes. Chocolate and malt in the aroma. Coffee and malt upon first tasting. Some slight hop bite in the finish. Smoke is very subtle, blending well with the coffee. Very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Creamy coffee,hoppy aroma.Medium hop coffee flavor with faint mild smoke and chocolate at the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Bottle. Black color with a quickly diminishing brown head. Chocolate and dark roast dominate the flavor with a nice touch of smoke to create character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2002
This is my least favorite from Stone, which is, I donít know, praising with faint damnation? The smoke is there, in the background. Typical Stone brew, well made and pleasently hoppy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Deep Black Color, medium head. Aroma is smoky and malty. Roasted malt flavor, slightly sweet, chocolate and coffee, slightly smoky. Hops balance the roasted malts well. This is a nice porter, yet the slight touch of smoky adds an extra touch of flavor. Taste is very smooth. The smokiness is subdued and may not please a lot of drinkers. All in all a very nicely done beer. Subtly sometimes works better than a sledgehammer. Stone beers are usually over the top, this one is subtle. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Etched/painted beer bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Dark bittersweet aroma, couldnít detect smoke. Coffee bitterness, something sweet but not chocolate. Bit of alcohol and earthiness. Really black beer with brownish head - initially foamy then subsided to a thin veil. Med-hi carb and med-heavy silkiness on the tongue. Canít taste any smoke either, though my wife thought she could. Pleasant tart/tangy bitterness and hints of sweetness. Really nice taste but hard to nail down elements other than bitter roasty malts. One of the best porters Iíve tried, though Fullers is a little better. Still donít understand why itís considered a Rauchbier.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2004 No smokey nose, but malty and chocolate-y. Black body with a little layer. Very light smoke and tabacco taste. Long lasting though.


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