rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best smoked porters I have ever had. Balance between the smoke, roast, toast, cocoa, hops and sweetness has got to be tough, but Stone has done it!
T3llLAllDE (100) - USA - JUL 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice smoke aroma.thin a bit thin on the palate but comes through with nice smoke burnt to chocolate and dark malt flavors. smoke is nice but not overpowering. one of my favorite smoke beers
iNBe (100) - USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge fan of Porters. This one did not disappoint. Got the big 22 oz bottle and was quite impressed.
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stone brewery Dark brown pour with a fast disappearing head. Hints of chocolate toffee and coffee. Tastes closely follows nose but includes a touch of smoke. Not too noticeable to me but overall a nice mellow porter.
gbe75 (100) - 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.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a lovely head. Smokey chocolate aroma. Perfect amount of smokiness (I hate beers that taste like bacon). One of their best offerings!
rgfellow (100) - - 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.
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black and brown with small white/tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts, nuts and coffee. Slightly smokey. Smooth flavor of Chocolate malts with a medium body.
bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Black with nice lacing. Chocolate and licorice aroma. Slight hint of smoke in the flavor, but finishes very smooth
mhot55 (99) - USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"i was a little let down, more because expectations were high, not because the beer was bad. good aroma, faint smoke smell, with a nice dark roasted malty aroma. deep brown, almost black color, some head, some lacing. the body was a little lacking, not what i expected for in a porter. felt a little light, not full bodied as a "light stout" usually does. smoke flavor was absolutely perfect, just enough without smacking you. in fact, the smoke played second fiddle. hops run pretty high for a porter, a good level of bitterness. "chocolate, coffee" or roasted flavors inherent with porters are a little subdued. All-in-all, good tasting brew, enjoyable and very drinkable. great amount of smoke, but not the flavor profile i’d expect for a porter"