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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2007
Dark brown color; big creamy head. Nice aroma of caramel, wood, light smokey and pepper. The body is weaker than expected, with a strong caramel flavor corrected by light roasted malt and light vanilla, a bit milky; very light smokey touch. The perfect marriage is not between roasted malt and smoked malt…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Cask at Churchkey. Very dark maroon, small beige head. Aroma of toffee, oak, smoke. Flavor has butterscotch and caramel that changes to roasted coffee, bitter smoke finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Bottle, 22oz. Pours a very dark brown, with a rather small beige to tan head. Chocolate, a little smoked note, cocoa and coffee in the aroma. The flavor has chocolate, roasted malt, some smoke, and a nice, hoppy bitterness. Full body. Long, roasted finish with chocolate, nice fruityness and a pleasant bitterness. A nice smoked porter, could wish for more smoked though. 6-4-7-4-14-3.5. 071228

Bottle, 22oz, at Cardinal. A clear, dark brown beer with a beige head. Roasted nose with chocolate and some smoke. Would have liked more smoke though. There’s only notes of smoke in the flavor too, chocolate and coffee, roasted malts that is, dominating, and a fine bitterness showing up in the back. The bitterness finishes off the beer in a nice way too. Full-bodied. A fine beer that probably would benefit from more smoke, but that’s just me maybe. 090728

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14984) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Very deep ruby. Lasting beige head. Rather a good choccy porter, peppery hop finish, not huge smoke. Some ashtray. Sweetish toffee and choc. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14705) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee, hops and notes of smoke. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14305) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle at NB - Porter/stout ølsymposium. Black - big brown fluffy head. Light smoked, licorice, roasted, light metalliic, bread. Very mild. Would go nicely to a piece ofryebread with smoked-sausage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Almost opaque black, not much head. Smoked malty nose. Malty, roasted flavor, American hops. Long roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
Growler. The quintessential smoked porter. Pours a dark, black hue with a full, beige head. Deep, rich aroma with strong roasted malt character. The taste follows in a similar vein: burnt malts and strong flavors of coffee and dark chocolate. Some mild hop bitterness. Silky mouthfeel and medium- to big-bodied. Aftertaste lingers for a while with that burnt malt flavor. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2000
Chocolatey, dry, with good complexity and balance, but only a touch of smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Black with a small head. Cocoa and licorice aroma with salty notes. Salty cocoa flavor. Too thin and I agree with pilsnerrogge: Where is the smoke?

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