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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 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 (2052) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Aroma is malty, fruity, and slightly chocolatey. Pours almost black, good lacing form the beige head. Flavor is malty, with aspect of chocolate milk, spicey hops, and a faint hint of smoke in the finish. Quite full-bodied and creamy. A very nice chocolatey porter. I don't think this should be classified as a smoked beer b/c the smoke make such a minor flavor contribution.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2004
The color is deep brown almost black with a slight beige head. The taste is a nice balance with malty flavors and hoppy notes. It has sligth coffee or chocolate notes too.

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