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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2002
pours black with a tan head that disipates somewhat but then hangs on very thinly. this is a very powerful porter and the smoke flavor just adds to that power. an excelent offering from stone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Nice big roasted aroma. Roasted grains come through in body with just a hint of smoked malt. Finishes dry. More of a light stout than a porter, which is fine with me since I am not a big porter fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Very thick and full of strong roast grain flavors. Quite an amazing porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2003 Sort of roasty and full of chocolate/coffee malt. Pretty bitter. Not all that smoky, really, despite the name. My favorite Stone beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 18, 2002
dark brown, has chocolate and coffee notes on top of a rich malt base. the smoke is noticable at the back of the tongue in the aftertaste. - subtle stuff , a credit to the brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 13, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 Excellent. Nice smokey flavor after it warms up with a bit of sweetness, and crisper than I had expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2580) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Outstanding. Opaque dark showing a little brown at the edge. Extra large rocky tan head. Rich bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and smoke aromas and flavors. The bitter chocolate is most apparent but all 3 flavors are well-balanced. Nice bittersweet finish. Smooooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3174) - Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2002
Itís a cross between the smell of your clothes the morning after you stayed up late staring into the campfire and stale cigarette smoke. Thatís the dominate aspect of the character, or at least the middle anyway. The beginning is more a good porter, warm and malty without crossing into stout territory. The ending is bitter hops with the lingering stale smoke. Actually, given the almost pitch black color and tan head of this beer, Iím surprised the malt doesnít play a stronger role in the flavor of this beer. This would be excellent with grilled pork or some of the smokier barbeque Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6488) - 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.

   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.

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