LAC2007 (17) - Edgewater, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious porter with very little smoke flavor apparent. Although the smoke flavor is not apparent the chocolate-like flavor, smooth body and creamy head are the reasons to drink this wonderful brew.
AG420 (16) - USA - JUN 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, & a lot of depth. Mug.I liked it a lot. I grab one or two every time I see it now. All the flavors are blended perfectly to my taste. Chocolate, coffee, and a slight hint of smoked flavor. Great beer.
JakeWrobel (16) - - AUG 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had high expectations for this beer after the aroma had my mouth watering. However, I was thoroughly surprised that the aroma did not transfer to the taste. Too much vanilla for my liking. Had an off taste for some reason. It just didnít tste like a Porter.
Tree777 (16) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very dark and smoky porter. Poured in to a Libbey Porter/Stout glass. Looks beautiful with a thick off-white head. Carbonation is just right in my opinion. Flavor got more complex as the beer warmed up. Would definitely repeat.
slacker90291 (15) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz...This is one silky smooth, dark colored brew...just how I like íem. I only wish they had 6pks available.
buzz9 (15) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the small bubble head seemed to last quite a while - appearance got a 5 because of the small bubbles
liked the taste - def smokey - medium thinner body than i would have liked. Smokey chocolatey flavor- liked it but not close to the other Stone beers iíve had.
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best porter and not the best offering from Stone, but still a very solid, high quality beer. Big, bubbly, dark tan head dissipates quickly but leaves creamy lacing all the way down. Not much aroma. Complex taste, though just a bit hollow in the middle. Mouthfeel is not a full as I like. Good but not great.
markveerman (14) - Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Dark brown. Very perceptible chocolate flavor, slightly sweet, lower carbonation would be nice. Smoke becomes more evident in the finish.
Scoutman (14) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really good porter, but light on the smoke flavor when compared to Alaskan Smoked Porter. Lotís of chocolate and coffee/toffee flavors. Nice and thick. Well done Porter
beerhoto (14) - Terre haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very, very dark brown, with a dark tan head. If served very cold it is a good idea to let this sit for 5-10 minutes before drinking or the beer will have little flavor. If tasted at the right temperature, hints of coffe and chocolate are present. This is a great porter, and another good beer from Stone!