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RATINGS: 2346   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
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2004 Nice beautiful chocolate color with tan head that lingers and laces. Aroma is smoky with chocolate notes. Nice and creamy with a little bitterness but very well balanced. This the best Stone product I've had thus far. A quality brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1154) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 26, 2003
Very nice looking in a glass, good toasted smell. Flavor was a match to the aroma, not a lot to add that already hasn't been said. Just a good smoked brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3343) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2003
Nearly black with just a touch of red. Foamy, light tan head. Roasty, lightly smokey aroma with a hint of bitter hops--very pleasant. However, as far as taste goes, it's just too bitter for it's own damn good. The bitterness overrides many of the other flavors (coffee, smoke). Medium bodied. Not nearly as smokey as I'd hoped. Certainly not Stone's best work.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 RERATE: Aromas of sweet coffee and musty thick wood smoke. This is one thick porter. Rich, milky, like a cafe mocha. Medium, soothing hints of smoke flavor. The only thing wrong is too much smoke flavor, but only just too much.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - APR 15, 2003
Dark, rich brown in color with creamy head (almost nitro-quality) with lovely lacing. Deep & malty chocolate aroma with mild hop notes. Subtle smoky flavor that builds with time. Hoppier than many Porters. Very sweet and full in the mouth. Burnt chocolate on the tongue and drier than expected finish. Mild smoky tendrils that caress your nose and the back of your throat like a forgotten lover who returns only in the deepest of dreams. Very nicely balanced. A stellar beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 12, 2003
Sweet fairly mild aroma. Frothy/creamy tan head and dark brown color. Medium-heavy body. Somewhat dry smoky/burnt flavor with a tiny bite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2003 Good porter. Sweet, coffee, and smoked malt flavor. Finish is smooth, creamy, and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 11, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2004 Another great Stone creation. This one available all year round, unlike so many of their beers. Black in color. Coffee, cocoa, alcohol palate. YUM!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2003
A moderately sweet and just slightly smoky aroma. A nice thick, tan with medium sized bubble head. I’m shocked a subtle beer from Stone! Just a little sweet, mellowed out with just the slightest sour note. Plenty of roasted malt flavors but far from over done. A nice full mouth feel but not overwhelming. Maybe there is just a little more hop bitterness than some porters have but still this beer is in balance. And as to the smoked part of it, well you might not notice it at all if you normally work in a smokehouse and that is what your looking for. Again Stone has not allowed the smoke to take over but its there adding its flavor to a great smoked porter

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Tried and tried I might could not find a nose through the night. The smoked flavors are not up front in the flavor and really needed to be searched for. Makes a good porter, and a fine beer, but expecting the smoked and not getting any is kind of disappointing. Creamy textures fairly good feel.


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