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RATINGS: 2431   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - MAR 3, 2004
A dark porter full of chocolate and coffee. Not as good as the 6th aniversary porter but still very good. The long finish is very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Somehow I have never had nor rated this brew from Stone. This is really quite surprising considering how many of the other Stone brews I have had. Deep dark ruby body topped by a rocky tan head. Glass lacing is very nice. Aroma is smoky with a good amount of roasted malt and chocolate malt. I also get a good wallop of citrus hops. The flavor is smoky but not nearly as much as the Alaskan Smoked Porter. There are lots of chocolate and nutty flavors. The hops are noticeable. The body is medium-full with an acidic bite towards the end. The finish is medium dry there is a little bit of lingering sweetness but not overly much. Overall a very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Dark Chocolate and Coffee are present throughout the beer. Very nice, very smooth. I didn't really catch the smokiness, My first porter and very good one at that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2004 (22 oz bottle, $3) Probably my favorite year-round beer from Stone; It has a chocolatey and strongly dark roasted flavor from start to finish; Somewhat sweet the instant the beer hits the tongue, but this gradually is overtaken by the intense bitterness that dominates the finish; The smokiness is moderately strong right from the first sip, but really comes to life late in the finish as well; Sweet, candy nose with a moderate aromas of smoke and hops; Full bodied, but not heavy; Nearly black and opaque with a slight brownish tint; Large tan head has a creamy topping over a bubbly head; Good head retention and lacing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Bomber: honestly this is my first smoked beer,(and I didn't inhale). I'm not crazy about the flavor but I appreciate the beer for the expertise in which it is crafted. Stone has my utmost respect. I will come back and re-rate as smoky beers are new to me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FatsoMcGee (1) - USA - FEB 13, 2004 does not count
Had this on tap at DBA in NYC and was knocked out. I usually do not like any beer with the word "smoked" in the name, but ordered it cause it was the only Stone brew offered that day & it was simply amazing. Tasty as hell - without being "too" anything. Subtle waves of flavor!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Smoky, chocolaty aroma. Pours a deep dark brown with a brown, creamy head. Tastes of ash, campfire, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. The usual Stone hop bite comes in mildly at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Dark brown in color with ruby highlights and a small off-white head.Sweet roasty and smokey.Good balance and great use of malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Very dark color, with a lasting tan head. Intense roasted aroma. Not as smokey as you would think when a beer is called smoked porter, but it has a great roasted flavor. Good overall balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (1911) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Paid $3.79 for a 650ml bottle. DARK brown, nearly black, with a large, fluffy brown head. Not overly smoky in the nose, but it's got hints. There's also some sweet caramel in there. Not overly smoked in the flavor either... it does have a faint smokey flavor underneath the bitter cold coffee taste. It's nice. A very solid and well-rounded beer. I wish it was a bit smokier, because smokey beers are fun. But I'll pick this up again.

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