EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
LeviathanIPA (30) - chula vista, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was a good beer.. doesnt get boring
hoppy chocolate and coffe flavor but not overpowering
very nice smoky taste
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
whitehotg8 (29) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
dondk (28) - leetsdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark brown with a tan head. Heavy aromas of chocolate . Flavor was of a smokey chocolate and coffee.
coachd (28) - Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
meshleman (27) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma with color and head. Smokiness is almost nonexistent. Finish is a little earthy at times.
patagucci (27) - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid from start to finish. solid porter with a lite smoked effect. Small disippating head
pollardjt (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great one from Stone. Not as much smoke as I expected but the coffee and chocolate played well with the more subtle smoke. While I never thought I would say this about a Stone beer it almost strikes me as delicate. Absolutely delicious.
bebop329 (27) - USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.