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RATINGS: 2255   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), lightly hoppy (resin), with light notes of smoke/ashes and vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Rated in the same session as the Vanilla and Chipotle versions. Simple, ordinary nose with almost no smoke character. Overly bitter/stark in the mouth, and a bit dirty tasting too. Overall a pretty average beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
The beer has a nice dark color to it when you pour, plus a nicely colored head to accent it. The smell is rather interesting, since I usually donít drink smokey beers. It is lighter than other porters. The taste is good and interesting do to the smoky aspect of it. Worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2002
Excellent porter....black as night, beige head. Aroma of smoking wood chips. I didnt get much chocolate in the flabor...lots of coffee and more smoke though....a bit more crisp than I would have liked, but an all around kickass porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinconaway99 (9) - USA - JUN 12, 2002 does not count
Definitely a nice porter. Had a tough time pouring it because the head was so thick

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Pitch black without the slightest of color peaking through. Big tan head, Chocolatey and earthy aroma..Bitter chocolate flavor with a smokey finish...VERY GOOD porter..One of my favorites from STONE

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 2, 2002
I hadnít heard of this before trying it in Stoneís tasting room, and of all their brews, I like it second only to their Russian Imperial. Iím a bit surprised itís not rated higher. Very dark color, nice tan head. Smoky coffe smell, and the same impressively smooth-but-not-overpowering feel and flavor that you get out of the R.I.S. Very nice mouthfeel, too. The guy behind the bar in Stoneís tasting room told me that he sometimes has this and chocolate doughnuts for breakfast. Now THATís a breakfast of champions!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2002

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19187) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2002
Really dark brown. Hints of licorice and smoke in the aroma. Medium bodied, somewhat roasty, slightly malt sweet with bitter finish. Only a hint ofg smoke, I would have expected this beer to be more aggresive, but it is rather well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2002
Near black in appearance with a mocha colored and somewhat frothy head. Good hop presence but not enough smoke in the beer. I think my perspective has been clouded on the whole smoke flavor due to the Aecht Sclenkerla line of rauchbiers. Irregardless it is still quite an impressive porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2002
An interestingly complex porter with heavy roasted malt flavors and aromas, good hop presence, smoke up front and a bit of dark fruit (plums and possibly dates) lurking in the background. Deep, dark ruby to mahogony color with an off-white and moderate head. Quite unique and quite enjoyable.


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