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RATINGS: 2365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 16/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2003
I know a lot of hardcore Stone fans think this is a bit weak; it's subtle that's all! Choc, toffee, coffee aroma. Smoky choc, berry alcohol, nutty, caramel, fudge flavours. It's subtle, complex and eminently drinkable. I didn't expect this from Stone, nice work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Dark Black body with light browm creamy head. Smokey, malty, coffee aroma. Malty choco, coffee, and extreme smokey aftertaste. Creamy, dry, palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Can I just say "yum" and leave it at that? Okay, here's more. Deepest darkest red-brown color barely translucent when held up to (intense) light. It pours with a large light brown rocky head, which diminishes slowly and leaves good lacing patterns. The aroma is smokey, peaty and inviting. Tastes better than it smells - particularly after warming a bit. Rich, smokey toasted malt, coffee, molasses and enough hops to balance the sweetness. The rich creamy mouth feel is a delight and makes me glad that I have a 22 oz. bomber to keep me company tonight...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2003 This bottle is aged about 6 months and boy can you tell the difference. The alcohol taste has so mellowed and this beer is ripe! Mellow smokiness and chocolate make it fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2975) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2003 Bottle: Subtle nose. Smoke and dark roast coffee. Great dark brown color. Again roasted coffee and smoke flavor. Smokey with a little creamy finish. Another good job from stone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Finnaly had the Pleasure to try this one. Got it on Tap at The Pizza Plant and let me tell you i'm glad i brought my growler. This is defiantley good stuff. Pours DARK tan head atop a nice body. The aroma whiffs at a tiny hint of smoke and the subtle hint it has in the flavor is just right mix with the coco/coffee flavor. I want more!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 Another fine creation from the folks at Stone. Mellow, smooth and chalked full of character. Subtle sweetness followed by hearty roasted malts and a dash of smokeyness. Head was persistant and the languid liquid dark and inviting. However the last several drinks began to taste like my grampa's old cough medicine. You know, like molasses, vicks rub and rusty nails. I'm sure this is due to the hoppy overtones not quite characteristic of this style. Regardless, the overall experience was positive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Had a nice chocolate nose, but no smoke. There was the flavor of chocolate and smoke and they went together very nicely. Not as good as Alaskan Smoked Porter, however it still tastes darn good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Out of a snifter,pours a frothy,tan,head..atop a very dark brown/black liquid.Good roasty,chocolate,bittersweet,aromas. The slightest hint of smoke noticeable,maybe.Oily,maybe a bit,thin mouthfeel. Medium body.Chocolate,roasty-dark malt in the mouth. The peat/smoke flavor hits right before the finish which is mainly sweet,very slightly hoppy.Be it subtle,the peat/smoke flavors are very noticeable.This very well done,IMO. Haven't had in a year.....much more impressed this time. I really like!

   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.

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