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RATINGS: 2231   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (34) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2014
The smell is subdued; only a hint of the smokiness comes out in the aroma, followed by some coffee and chocolate, more of an alcohol scent than the ABV implies. The color is very dark brown, verging on black. Pours a thick brownish head that takes a while to go away. The taste is charcoal, salty bacon, but very light for the style. The mouthfeel is a little weak, but the carbonation is very light and like it is said of many mainstream beers, "it goes down easy". This beer would be great for a BBQ, or for anyone like myself who wants to drink dark beers, even in the summer. Great take on the style. Highly recommend.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebos (33) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Beautiful deep brown/red in color. Has a light head is tan, dissipates quickly leaving only small ring. Smokey, slightly bitter aroma. Very robust smokey taste. The dark chocolate/coffee malt is initial taste followed by a wonderfully balanced bitter, hoppy finish. Excellent porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishRed1983 (33) - USA - JUL 12, 2005
Dark and rich in appearance. Initial smokey flavor although no smokey after taste. I hoped the beer had more of a coffee overtone but alas it didn’t.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ocdrinker909 (33) - USA - APR 11, 2010
16oz glass at Stone brewery,Color is an almost black dark brown with a tan head.The aroma is a rosted coffee and chocolate.Flavor is dark chocolate, rosted coffee, a little smokyness with a hop bite.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whitehotg8 (30) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
There is a lot to appreciate in this nicely priced Porter. Great earthy aromatics on the nose and the first sip was instantly smokey with big mouth-feel but, not sticky. Finish is still malt-forward with a nod to some mild hop dryness. Great iteration of the style!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeviathanIPA (30) - chula vista, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
this was a good beer.. doesnt get boring hoppy chocolate and coffe flavor but not overpowering very nice smoky taste

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2009
The Stone Smoked Porter poured a translucent brown with an amber hue. The off-white head was massive due to a very heavy pour. A very evident lace was left as the head receded. The aroma was dominated by smoky malt. The taste was malty with a hint of spice and a smoky finish. For those of you who do not like smoked beers, be aware that as a smoked porter, there truly is not a lot of smokiness to this beer...for those of you love smoked beers you might be disappointed. The mouthfeel is mediocre, not as creamy as I would have liked but with a nice carbonation that makes the beer quite drinkable. All in all an enjoyable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Great looking porter poured from a 22oz bomber. Large frothy head of light brown and lasts most the pint. Dark black/brown appearance with a slight red hue when held to the light. The aroma of this beer is what struck me. Heavy malt and molasses/roasted chocolate and virtually no hop aroma but did detect a bit of bread/dough. Smokey smell was light, I expected it heavier and it would have been invited.

Unfortunately, this smoked porter did not live up to the aroma for me. Albeit a great beer, it had a lightly sweet initial flavor but I was struck immediately with fair bitter taste with a hint of smoke. Exceptional medium to full body with a pleasant carbonation and dry yet creamy texture. As I drank I felt it finished even more bitter and it lasted quite some time on my palate. Would surly drink again but not something I will stock in my beer fridge. A little acidic/bitter for my taste, would go great with a hearty meal.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Pours a nice dark brown with a tan head. Heavy aromas of chocolate . Flavor was of a smokey chocolate and coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bebop329 (27) - USA - MAY 20, 2007
22 oz. shared with my Patty Cakes. Enjoyed slightly colder than room temperature, which seemes perfect. Slighlty carbonated with a light mouth feel, however it does not lack flavor. Smokey coffee, chocolate and a hint of raisins make this a tasty choice.


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