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RATINGS: 2292   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyBinion (22) - Canyon, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pours a nice deep dark brown with a light milk chocolate colored head. I love the smokey flavor with the subtle hints of chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (413) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Smoke is mildly present, malt is balanced averagely with the chocolate. Coffee is also present, not overwhelming though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
atomjack9 (19) - - FEB 28, 2014
smokey enough to satisfy my smoke craving. chocaletey with a hint of dark coffee, thereís a lightness in here somewhere, but I have a tough time placing it...perhaps deep caremely? maybe itís in the malt? full bodied, also slightly nutty. I didnít care for the "arrogant bastard" as much as the ratings on here would indicate, but I found this to be a very satisfying and complex brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (314) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 Coffee, nuts, and a very faint hint of smoke. Not your average porter, almost tastes more like a brown ale to me. Still good though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (148) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2014
The smell is subdued; only a hint of the smokiness comes out in the aroma, followed by some coffee and chocolate, more of an alcohol scent than the ABV implies. The color is very dark brown, verging on black. Pours a thick brownish head that takes a while to go away. The taste is charcoal, salty bacon, but very light for the style. The mouthfeel is a little weak, but the carbonation is very light and like it is said of many mainstream beers, "it goes down easy". This beer would be great for a BBQ, or for anyone like myself who wants to drink dark beers, even in the summer. Great take on the style. Highly recommend.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2753) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown with an average, lacing tan head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke. Sweet flavor that ends up dry with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent porter inndeed.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2553) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a very dark brown beer with ruby red highlights. It has chocolate and red fruity flavours, a smoked/roasted body and a spicy red fruit, citrus, chocolate, oak and zesty and fruity finish. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockey9930 (115) - - FEB 13, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark red and barely translucent. Aroma of chocolate, metal, and a little smokey. Thick body. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, wood chips. Has a bit of a hop kick. Honestly, it doesnít taste that smokey to me.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dave_F (5) - Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
Nice brown head that quickly fades. Subtle aroma of smoke and dark fruit. Light body, nice subtle smokey flavor. Not overbearing. Finishes dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (1983) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Keg in CBC Islington. Opaque black, off white head.Nose is smoked meaty frankfurter sausage, roasted malt, flinty minerally. Taste is smoked, wood charred, charcoal bitter. Not getting much of the porter. Slight roasted malt, minerally, bit of a hop kick. Itís not in great condition to be honest and a lot of the flavours are masked.


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