rich42 (128) - USA - SEP 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
not what I expected from stone. nice soft, rich, chocolatey porter with a touch of smoke. very little bitterness. average thickness for the style. nose isnít very well defined - but it may need to warm up a bit. not in anyway "over the top" like some of other stones brews - easy drinking. well balanced and enjoyable (but Iíd gladly swap this for a bottle of their russian imperial stout)
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate and toasted malt. Pours a deep dark brown with a nice withstanding head. Flavor is excellent with malt sweetness, toasted malt, smoked malt, chocolate, and some hop bitterness to back it up. Not overpowering like some other smoke brews. Another fine brew from Stone.
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, nearly black, with off-brown head. Aromas of roasted burnt malts, and chocolate. Flavors included roasted malt(little nutty), strong chocolate with some coffee, finishes with a sweet peaty oak that lingers.
jackamackson (127) - USA - APR 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark dark brown pour-sizable brown head. smoky malty aroma.. coffee there too. flavor is mildy sweet.. roasty, with a good bitterness in the end.. smoky aftertaste. somewhat full-mouthfeel, for a porter. I last drank this a long time ago, now I appreciate it much more. a very good porter.
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
SD trip, sampler: Another solid Stone offering, deep black with red notes and great burnt coffee, chocolate malt nose. Light smoked, alcohol and cask like flavors (this was not a cask-conditioned or wood chip version) in the mix.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a very dark amber with a tick light tan head that laces to the bottom. Light aroma of chocolate, malt and smoke with some earth tones preasent. Flavor is were this beer is at with chocolate, coffee, wood, smoke, and roasted malts balancing from begining to finish. Med body, lively carb, creamy texture, and smooth dry feel. A very fine and interesting porter.
Natai (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, dark, murky brown with a respectable rocky tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee and a hint of smoked wood. Solid, complex flavor thatís just a touch harsh before smoothing out. Creamy body with a nice finish.
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 Poured from a bottle, lets just say still waiting for the smoked part of the smoked porter. The aroma was sweet, however I am still trying to acclomplish my sense of smell. The appearence was really nice, the lace klinged to the glass like no other. Sorry Stone, right now I have Sam Smith as a benchmark in the porters and you did not beat your benchmark. You missed by a tad (dy porter)
CP (124) - USA - APR 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I general havenít like Stone in the past (specifically the bastards) but this one is pretty good. It is not boozy and has a nice consistent taste. Nice dark beer with coffee and roasted nut taste with hints of smoke. If you donít like smoked beers you will probably still like this as the smoke is not overpower like Left Hands smoke jumper for example. This has more of just a hint of smoke rather than it overpowering the whole beer.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark body med tan head. smells slightly bitter. nice consistancy. mocha taste smoky slighty bitter aftertaste you can definatly taste the smokyness very nice though.