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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2002
This pours out of the big bottle with a deep ruby color and a thick, creamy tan head. It looked just like the picture, except I’m drinking it out of a Great Lakes glass. The nose is very malty with enough smoke to evoke a honey-baked ham. This is a very smooth drinking beer with strong malt support to the very nice smoke hints. Plenty of hops to balance this beer, with a nice bitter finish. I still think the Alaskan is a better smoke, but this is a damn fine beer that I can buy in Ohio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Bottle... The aroma is great. It’s moderately malty, with a fairly strong burnt smell and hints of moasses and strong coffee. Smoke, alcohol and just a hint of charcoal comes through in the nose as well. The color of the beer is dark brown to black and the light brown, creamy head is average in size and mostly lasting. The lacing is good. Initially, in flavor, the beer is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. On the back side, it’s lightly acidic and moderately bitter. The finish really lasts and has just a whisper of salt and a nice hint of smoke. Creamy, full mouthfeel. Lively carbonation and leaves a light smack of alcohol on your tongue Stone just brews really good beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Smoke evident right away in the aroma and head. The chocolate head maintains nicely. Flavor is nice smoky malt. <<Rerated from draft 2/15/2008 ... this sample was much sweeter than I’d expected. Tan top, moderate lacing. This came across more with a bittersweet chocolate essence more so than any very distinguishable smokiness.>>

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2002
An excellent smoked porter. I sensed so much of a ghosty quality in this beer that it nearly scared my pants off. My pants came off shortly after, but for completely unrelated reasons. Best smoked porter Ive had thus far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Initially sweet and a little ghosty, that fades into a dry slightly smokey finish. This is a superb beer. A little more smoke flavor would be good, but it’s hard to complain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2002
I guess what I want from a smoked beer is for it to be the outstanding characteristic rather than such a minor player. The smoke really didn’t come out until the finish and not until it was nearly room temperature. I would hope for much more smoke. Quite fruity, coffee in the aroma, some chocolate in the flavour. Pours very pretty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2002
slightly smokey, not much though. It’s a nice porter, some nice chocolate, and coffee notes on the palate. The finish diminishes quickly. I find the slight smoke to be on the finish, A good one to try if you’re curious about smoked beer, because it really doesn’t overwhelm you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
The one Stone beer I do not like. When they say smoked porter they mean SMOKED. It is too smoky for my tastes. It is a great beer to look at and it can blend well with other beers such as the stone pale but by itself it is very smoky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (1282) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Pours a Deep black brow witha a thick head of tan bubbles. Nose is smoky roasted malt. Dry roasty smoky flavor. silky body. warming finish. A new addition to my favorite beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 14, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 8/14/02: Dark. moderately sweet, slightly smokey. A nice porter, not my favorate style, but O.K. for a change of pace. 7/5/04: Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a medium frothy cocoa colored head. Aroma is light coffee and chocolate. Flavor starts slightly sweet with a little coffee and chocolate and a hint of smoke turning lightly bitter and finishing kind of dry with a lingering bitter aftertaste. A very drinkable porter. : )

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