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RATINGS: 2338   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle at home. Pours a rich dark brown with a thick gorgeous tan head. Smells of smoke, malt, wheat, and chocolate with subtle hints of vanilla and coffee. The flavor is rich and mellow with only slight hints of alcohol. A good drinkable porter with a thick body and rich mouthfeel. I love it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheep (93) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
650ml bottle, no freshness date. Almost pitch black with a bubbly and thick mocha-coloured head that leaves a lacy ring around the edges. Lots of chocolate on the nose, caramel, light vanilla. Taste is full of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a slight hoppy bitterness and a charred, smoky and ashy finish. Palate is creamy and smooth but a little light. Medium carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Appearance like coca-cola. Not an overly smokey porter which was harder to detect in aroma than in flavor. Taste was smooth. Hints of dark cherries and sweet, smokey malts. Pretty damn good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bomber. Poured a beautiful deep black garnet with an average sized off-white head that lingered for a while, but mostly diminished before I was through. In an apparent contradiction, this beer smells both earthy and clean. Maybe like a well-swept cabin with a dirt floor. Can you clean dirt? I dunno. But it smells like clean dirt. Moderate malty smell, big chocolate notes, faint campfire. They definitely didnít overdo the smoke in the nose. Nice to have a smoked that isnít asphyxiating. Raisin and cola notes coming out stronger as the glass warms. The aroma is surprising. Kind of like a sophisticated lumberjack, and not what I was expecting at all. Superbly balanced. First gulp and the peat smoke comes out soft, then crescendos nicely. Again, not overwhelming, but like the dying embers of last nightís fire. Some sweetness helped along by the chocolateís presence. Some musty basement too. A beautiful, long, lightly bitter finish that carries wifts of smoke all the way to end. Moderate carbonation, soft anf fluffy mouthfeel. An outstanding porter by any standard. Not to be missed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Good - but not as extreme as I'm used to stone's brews being. I was hoping for a bit more punch. Do they do a version of the imperial porter?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
left_bank (89) - JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
a light/creamy smoked porter. might not be "as smoked" as what you would get in Bamberg,but i have no complaints.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bindpmc (88) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
22oz bomber. Mistakenly grabbed this instead of the Imperial Stout at the store, as the shelf-stockers, in their infinite wisdom, put two beers from the same co. with remarkable similar labels as far as color scheme and overall design goes...well the idjits put them side by side and I departed with this instead of the RIS goodness. So be it. Turns out, for something I would never ever try, if not only on a dare, this one isnít too bad at all. As a homebrewer myself, I am fascinated by the process involved in making this one. The smoke is prevalent, yet subtle. There is even some dried fruit on the downtake, and a sweetness at the end. Well more than any balance I expected to find in a beer like this. All the same, finishing a mere 22oz bomber is a chore, unless you pour liquid smoke on your morning toast or something. Ack! on the smoke, Aces on the execution of this style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Aroma: wood pile, toast, charcoal; Appearance: deep brown with a hint of purple, pours a think, dark tan head that lingers; Taste: just awesome, I can see why this one is rated 100 amongst its class, burnt malt, but not bitter in the slightest, very foody, meaning that it reminds me a lot of grilled things, although I canít be more specific than that, totally wonderful, and this is coming from someone who doesnít usually do porters; Palate: very, very smooth while remaining crisp enough in carbonation, a totally feel-good beer, Iíd even recommend it for a late night snack; toastiness lingers; Overall: very, very good, maybe its just because I didnít go into this beer expecting much, but, whatever the case, Iím tempted to say its one of my top 10 favorite beers

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2012
Pours black with a small off white head. Aroma is chocolatey, with a slight smokijness. Taste is chocolatey and coffee with some smoke flavor towards the finish, Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
22 US fl.oz. bomber poured into a tulip pint glass... A nice dark brown (or very deep mahogany) colour to it. The head is very foamy at first, then it settles down to about a finger in thickness. Very nice lacing and good head retention. Looks beautfiyl. The smell is not that intense (probably because the beer isnít that fresh). Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, a tint of coffee. Some earthy hops and a fair amount of smoke. The taste had a wonderful roasted and smoked profile. Pretty sweet for a porter, but the sweetness is not pushing the limits. Some earthy hops. The smoke adds an extra layer of meatiness to the beer. The after-taste is full of roasted malt and chocolate notes; the bitterness is not too strong. Very balanced and flavourful. I like how the bitterness, which is pretty intense, is suppressed by the sweetness and the smokiness. Medium-to-full-bodied. Quite thick, but very smooth, even creamy. Not much carbonation. A slight slight warming sensation from the alcohol. Moderately dry and bitter. This is a very drinkable porter. Goes down smoothly. Each sip is enjoyable. Overall, this is a fantastic porter, and another very solid beer from Stone.


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