TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours near black with reddish brown edges. Nice sized light tan head that lasts and leaves chunks of lacing all the way down the glass. Nose is of chocolate, coffee, hints of vanilla, and smoke in the background. Taste is similar with chocolate and coffee being the most prevalent, caramel malt backbone, with a smokiness that truly compliments it all. Light citrus hops on the finish with roasted malt coming through as well. Medium-light slick mouth feel with carbonation that tingles a bit.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of my favorite brews from Stone. nice smokey, coffee-caramel like aroma. pours a dark brown, w/a good sized head. great porter!
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky black pour with a tannish caramel head. Chocolately aroma with hints of malt and hops. Smooth mouthfeel with a perfect amount of carbonation artfully releases the chocolate, malt, coffee and caramel flavor. A subtle smoky aftertaste lingers after this one goes down. Not my favorite Stone but yet another solid brew.
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stoneís Smoked Porter is really good. It tastes like coffee, roasted malts, and chocolate.
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark pour with a generous head. Just a hint of chocolate brown in colouring. Smokey taste is mixed nicely so as not to be overpowering. Itís a nice dessert beer on the lighter side.
sheep (93) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
harrystrill (91) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice light little beer, the smokedness shone out and realy came through, quite a light mouth feel, very very drinkable roasty yet light
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.