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RATINGS: 2442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
run20six2 (123) - USA - AUG 21, 2004
A very good tasting beer. Very dark yet not a noticable taste of alcohol. Not too much aftertaste, but plenty of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffLover (123) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2007
A sweet aroma of malt and smoke. Appearance is black with a good tan head. Taste is smoky, chocolate and sweet with a pleasant sweet aftertaste. Palate is moderately thick and coating with noticeable carbination. Overall an excellent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Bomber. Pours a deep dark brown, almost black but holding it to a light reveals reddish/brown hues on the edges. Head was medium sized and tan colored that lasted and lasted. Aroma was of chocolate, roasted barley with some caramel/toffee sweetness looming. If there is smoke in the aroma, it is very subtle. Flavor of crystal malt sweetness, toffee, chocolate and roasted barley upfront with maybe a hint of coffee. Develops a subtle smoked malt flavor along with a dry coffee flavor in the finish. Hops play a bittering role in the balance of this beer as I get none in the flavor or aroma. Mouthfeel was full bodied, fuller than most/all porters I’ve tried with a silky smooth finish. Excellent beer and though I was expecting more smoke, the beer overall completely makes up for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plamadude30k (122) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2009
A rather good porter with a bit of smokey flavor. Hints of chocolate, licorice, some dark fruit. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 11, 2009
22-oz bottle (NapaCabs.com) - Aroma: sweet, licorice / dried fruit, chocolate (malt); Flavor: sweet, salty, chocolate (malt), almond (smoke); Appearance: dark brown to black with tan head; Mouthfeel: full bodied, creamy-high carbonation; Overall: well balance of smoked and malt, full-bodied beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Long lasting brown head tops an dark brown (almost black) opaque beer. The first smells are of hops and malt. The hops are a little more than I would expect for this style, but exactly what I have come to expect from Stone. The overwhelming taste here is of malt and a hint of chocolate. The smoke joins in about half way through and is just right not over powering in the least. Very smooth on the tongue, oily and full bodied. I tried this one with a danish blue cheese which is an excellent contrast. The porter wipes the pallet clean after each taste and makes the sharpness of the cheese even more pronounced. Great representation of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stephenj007 (121) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle pour, tan foamy head, nice red/brown hues, very appealing. Balanced aromas of mild smoked grains, some cherry and tootsie roll. Was expecting more chocolate, tobacco and coffee. Most porter styles tend to be consistently prominent in those three aromas, but this one was not. Body was on the thin side, easily drinkable, not much carbonation. Tastes leaned toward sweet, with a bit more hops presence than other porters. I would have to rate this as a "light" porter overall. Certainly a good quality brew, but just lacking the usual brawn of most porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Dark brown with a nice tan head.The aroma is malty and smoky with earthy hints of coffee and chocolate. Well balanced between lightly burnt/roasty and smokey sweet malt and good bittering hop flavor. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 Poured into liter mug- looks awesome. Pillowy head... just looks creamy. Aroma is very slight roasted malts. Flavor is subtle chocolate sweetness and roasted malt; I’m not getting coffee at all really. A touch of acidity that I don’t love. The smoked malts are far in the background, but that I think that is good. Finish is well balanced and the palate is appropriately medium bodied. Only negative is that I get a slight medicinal twinge in the finish that turns bitter... I think it is a remnant of the smoke mixing with the hops... sort of like charcoal. This dies down substantially as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
POW! ZING! KAP! Smooth and smoky like a musty old jazz club. Yeah, cats! On tap at BURP CASTLE!!!

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