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RATINGS: 2418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (4159) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2015
From a 65 cl bottle bought at the Stone on Tap event at Amsterdam’s BeerTemple and picked up there during Carnivale Brettanomyces. Thin, off-white, light yellowish beige head over a hazy deep wine red coloured beer with a slight ochre hue. Aroma of pure, bitter chocolate, black olives, smoked horse meat, dried lemon peel, cigar ashes, iodine, vanilla, soy sauce and bayleaf, acquiring a delicate sweetness when warming up, not unlike milk chocolate, sweet cherry jam and caramel candy; in all, delicate and refined as usual with Stone, and less smokey than expected. Equally delicate flavour profile, clean onset with light spiciness and an oily, lean mouthfeel, rather thin actually for this style, umami flavours (olives), low fruitiness, sourish touch; finish of nice but subtle smokiness (smoked bacon), noble caramel maltiness and peppery and very lightly citrussy hops. The smoke character is very delicately incorporated in this one, allowing other flavours to shine. Great, but the body still could have been thicker for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (787) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Date: June 272015... Glassware: Victory no nick.... Occasion: a cold June night lingers on---with Game of Thrones to ponder and rue... Appearance: dark black, intimidating body that allows an equally ominous brown head that webs archways across the glass in artful fashion; a thick half-inch ring holds staunchly; walls of head blanket the glass as it drains.... Aroma: a soft, milky whisp of lactic activity; some chocolate, licorice and some citric hops, the usual Stone calling card.... Palate: smooth, sensibly sippable; medium-bodied, creamy and softly carbonated; a drinkable porter... .Taste: milky, chocolatey, but rather subdued in its profile, almost apologetic in its assertiveness; a malty finish ensures a pleasant, roasted profile...Overall: A smooth, mildly flavorful example of the style--not nearly as prolific as the bottle’s script proclaims...a welcome but unworthy follow-up to the Founders Breakfast Stout...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark clear brown with full head. Aromas of dark sweet fruit, tobacco, and oily smoke. Flavors of same with a bit more emphasis on candied dark fruit over smoke - which is great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anthony850 (451) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Smooth and rich. With coffee and chocolate. Just a little to much smoke flavor for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (3058) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015

Lukt: Kaffe, bek, lakris.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Kaffe, lakris,anelse sjokolade.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Ales & Lagers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nydt@Hotellet
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@5,9%, Når@14.06.2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapthis (225) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
it’s an average porter. poors a dark brown and minimal head and lacing. Aroma of smoked malt and coffee. There is a definitive hop presence in the taste and the malt, chocolate and coffee is an aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (809) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Not my favorite porter, but I can’t say I’ve not enjoyed it. Pours chocolate brown, splotchy head, average lace and low carbonation. The aroma is smoky malt, coffee, caramel. The flavor is hoppier than many porters, the malt is more reserved (this is, after all, Stone). The coffee and chocolate mentioned on the label come through in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psytron (1748) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Smell of smoked malt. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of smoked malt, ash. Very bitter. Dry palate, ashy texture. Flat carbon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (601) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Great, fantastic frothy head and lacing. An unexpected aroma, more malty than anything else. But the taste is as advertised, chocolate and coffee. Great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3648) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Pours clear dark brown with low off-white head. Aroma of german sausage, smoke, wet burnt wood. Taste is smooth smoky and vanilla sweet with light chocolate and coffee bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.

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