Ostomo517 (57) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark amber almost black, love the smokey aroma. Woody, chocolate and roasted wheat flavors, the smoke does not overpower.
Kuzo (114) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with reddish hues. Lots of lacing on the glass. Smells like roasted malts and smoked wood. Taste is a solid porter base with quite a bit of smoke. Some sweet malts and dark roasted coffee with hints of chocolate. A pleasant hop bitterness on the finish. Light/medium bodied with good carbonation. Much lighter than I expected. Overall this was an enjoyable porter. This would have been a great beer to enjoy with a nice cigar.
devilben02 (249) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours from the bottle with a deep, nearly opaque black/brown color and generates a foamy sand-colored head. The aroma is disappointingly subtle, with only a bit of milk chocolate and weak coffee being discerned. The flavor is more what I had hoped for, with some soft, woody smoke, chocolate, and a bit of spicy, herbal hops for balance. The mouthfeel detracts from the varied flavor profile, with a fine, fizzy carbonation that borders on unpleasant. Overall, this is a fine porter with a bit of extra character, but it is is sadly subtle.
seth_lfod (117) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a goblet yields a good two finger mocha head that dissipates quickly. Opaque black in color and scent is mostly chocolate and coffee with slight smoke. Taste pretty much follows with a little woody smoke. Another solid offering from Stone.
BeerKurve (218) - - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís got an assortment of Smoke, Chocolate, Coffee, Burnt Malt, Ham and Barley Flavors. The smokey taste is a bit too......smokey for my likings. Itís a decent beer overall, but not my first choice when it comes to Porters or Smoked Ales
ajtrupp (40) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little blander than I expected. Maybe Iíve just had a lot of smokier smoked porters lately. I wouldnít say no to one, but not my first choice.
rgfellow (78) - - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bomber at home. Toasty, oaky aroma. Beautiful dark mocha color, caramel head, wispy lacing. Taste is light porter goodness. Carb level just right. Nutty aftertaste. Enjoyed.
Christpuncher (221) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just an average porter. Very disappointed with stone on this offering. There are many others I would try ahead o this one
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whitehotg8 (9) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a lot to appreciate in this nicely priced Porter. Great earthy aromatics on the nose and the first sip was instantly smokey with big mouth-feel but, not sticky. Finish is still malt-forward with a nod to some mild hop dryness. Great iteration of the style!
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle and Draught. This is one of my favorites. The smokiness is subtle and sits well over the complex balance of hops and roasted malts.