jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown almost black in color, roasted coffe smell, rich dark chocolate roasty hints of toasted malt with a smooth smokyiness and the ends very good porter
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with some tan head. A good malt base with chocolate and coffee overtones. Not so much smokiness but I canít help feeling that it would taste a lot better without it. Sorry, Stone.
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was expecting more. The head was long lasting and cream colored, quite thick. The color dark and opaque. The initial flavor was that of the hops, very notable, much like in everything Stone produces, however the malts I felt were completly overshadowed by the hops. I donít really see a reason to go back to this one.
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - MAR 30, 2007
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Poured black with a tan, foamy head..nice lacing. Aroma rather sharp. Wonderfully bitter. Nice burnt finish. Lingering smoky taste halfway through glass. Great beer, but I think one would be enough.
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour produced a superb head one that laced the pint glass all the way down. A chocolate malt aroma transcends over into the taste, along with coffee, light charcoal, burnt toast and the infamous smoky peat finish that gives you a small kick in the sack. Although thick and chewy, the light carbonation makes for a great session brew.
PintjeFritz (135) - Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tapped by Hopfenkult Dresden, medium body, dark black beer, flat carbonation, long bitter finish, very good balanced
v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoky, hoppy aroma. Inch-thick brownish white head. Solid black in appearance (as it should). Very rich taste, overwhelms the taste buds. Smoked is correct. Smooth finish.
gbe75 (133) - ICELAND - MAY 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beige head and roasty malted aroma. Not so smokey taste with bit of chocolate. Full bodied with oily and creamy texture. Carbonation is rather average. Tiny bitter finish.
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts and some carmel notes. Taste is very smokey with hints of charcoal. Some sweet notes. Mouthfeel is thin in a good way but coats the mouth in the finish with a nice smoked malty sweetness. Smoked is spot on. If you like this style of beer, this a must try.
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into a pint glass had a solid tan head that dissipated slowly leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malt, as is the flavor. There is a little bit of smokiness in both, but I can definitely understand the complaint that for a "smoked" porter, the smokiness is not very pronounced. Itís plenty for me, though. The color is basically coke; itís pretty much black, but if you hold it up to a light you can kinda-sorta see that itís brown. Sort of.
The more I sit here and drink, the more the sweetnees and the smokiness are coming out. Thereís also a nice, lingering bitterness on the backend (the beerís, not mine). I tend to like my pale aleís on the dry side and my porters and stouts a little sweeter. This is definitely on the dry side for me. But, with that said, itís definitely a beer worth repeating.