alkolord (215) - - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vom Fass, Schwarz im Glas, extreme Röstaromen in der Nase, frisch im Antrunk, die Röstaromen kommen wieder im Abgang. Hatte ein viel schwereres Bier erwartet, gut trinkbar
Obfuscate (253) - Minneapolis, - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark amber color, pleasant smell but nothing overwhelming. Taste is more mild and drinkable than I expected. If you’re looking for a Porter this is a good one.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep dark mahogany color with dark ruby highlights around the edges, topped by a super thick and creamy tan head that sustains and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is roasted, dark malts, some dry cocoa powder, slight char, some leafy, ashy, and dry hop character. Taste is roasted, nearly burnt malts, dry, light cocoa, bitter slightly sweet coffee beans, and herbal hops. The smoke shows up in the finish and is more noticeable as the beer warms. Smooth medium body with moderate carbonation.
Criz (206) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint on tap, dark brown with creamy tan head that sticks to the glass. Smoked notes of peat, roasted coffee, and earthy. Long dry finish.
maltman53 (432) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours coffee-black w/a persistent tan head. Faint roast aroma, medium-bodied chocolate/coffee palate, ending with a roasty finish. Overall, a great porter at an even greater price.
Muggus69 (1504) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle Enjoy by 11/22/14
Deep, near-opaque, ruby body, holds a small but tight beige head.
Moderately intense aroma; roasted malt, charcoal smokiness, some dark chocolate & citrus hop character.
Medium bodied, smooth creamy body, moderate carbonation.
Roasted character continues on the body - burnt nutty, malty, charcoal, with light charred woody smoke, cocoa & dark chocolate, good measure of grassy, floral, citrus hop. Moderate bitterness, drying on the finish.
Pretty good. Not overly smokey, decently made porter.
elbernays (843) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from whole foods naples florida. Pours black with ruby red highlights. Large off white head. Aroma is light smoke, coffee chocolate, burnt malts. Flavour is burnt malts, coffee, lactose, chocolate with dry bitterring smoky finish. Medium carbonation. Medium body. A very nice porter.
Shot (244) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours ruby with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, smoked malt and gypsum. Flavors are dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, nuttiness and bready notes. Finishes with dark fruits and charred toast. Light, peppery mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice, roasty toasty porter.
lightbias (285) - USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice smoky aroma drifts from the bottle as I pour into this porter glass, and the dark umber colored liquid is covered in seconds with a two finger, soft khaki head. The head is significant and certainly doesn’t block the smoke scent coming from the glass. Very smoky, a nutty and an almost hidden toasted coffee bean foundation floods my taste buds, the medium body being a good catalyst for the flavors. The carbonation is nice, although it could be a bit more lively in my opinion, but lasts well throughout the glass. The finish is comfortable, lasting, and something that will be hard to follow; perhaps I’m done reviewing for the evening.
Not my favorite Stone, but definitely another score for that brewer.
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Big Porter, rich, full, and robust as Stone claims. The fairly subtle smokiness (especially when compared to Alaskan’s SP) adds an uncommon complexity. good stuff!"