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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Dusty peat aroma, color is black with a light red tone. Nice healthy head. Taste is malty and swwet and not at all smokey/ Finishes with a crisp clean light licorice note.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Dark, dark brown, bordering on black. Light looks red coming through. Tan creamy head that surprisingly doesn't last long. Thick lace on sides of glass that takes a minute to form. Smells of oak woodchips. Tastes like a chocolate malt. Thick, but not syrupy, almost chewy. An excellent porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2003
It is a good, robust porter...I'm just taken aback by the strength of the smokiness, and it reminds me a little too much of a BBQ or bacon. Dark reddish brown body, small lacing of the head around the sides of the glass. This beer has an awful lot of hops for a porter, which results in an unusually bitter finish. I will probably not buy this again soon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Dark body, thick tan head on the edge, smoke and coffee in the nose. Creamy mouthfeel, finishes somewhat bitter-chocolate-smokey. Crisp bubbles sliding down the glass. Fun to watch them.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Not much of a porter. It's more like a very dark, well-hopped APA. Minimal head and no lacing. Very smokey aroma. The smoked aspect of the flavor is very evident, and is enjoyable. The body is pretty thin, especially for a porter. The hop bitterness in the finish is a bit unenjoyable, which surprised me considering stone seems to be great at creating the perfect hop finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2649) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2004 A pitch black appearance with a tan head. Aroma is smoked meat and roasted malt. Flavor is bitter and smokey. Yet another great beer from Stone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Unfortunately, I had the misfortune of having to drink this one from a plastic cup, since it was st. patty's day and the bar was afraid of drunks breaking their glass pints, but still a very good and smooth porter!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2003
Good head and aroma, very chocolatey smelling but the flavour was quite smoked out. Like I was liking charcoal, bit still a pretty good chewy beer with a nice finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Draft at the Stone Kickoff at the Blind Tiger Ale House in NYC. Now this is a porter. Nice smoked malt flavor. Wasn't real heavy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5004) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 9, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Very nice aroma that is pleasant to the nose. It has a typical very dark brown color with a small head that quickly disappears. I found my self taking 3 or four tastes before I even got a feeling for this Porter. It was a very mild taste that escaped me for a few moments. It had almost no before or after taste. Very smooth and lacking any bitterness. I find myself liking the Porters more and more. This brew is pushing me over the edge in that direction. Can I have some more please?


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