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RATINGS: 2355   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2002
It clearly said that it would not be a bitter porter on the back of the bottle, but it was still surprising to see how a liquid with the opacity of a Guiness could go down SO smooth! The smoked part of this porter is perhaps a little bit light for the name, but it is in there, and the robust burned malty flavor is really desirable. As with all the Stone’s brews that I have tried, the head just does not dissipate, and the lace on the glass has to be scrubbed off! Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Pours black. With a tan head, that disappears quickly. Well balanced, smooth driniking, smokey favor. Alcohol is hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swong17 (58) - USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bomber. Pours a deep, almost black mahogany with a fluffy and quickly dissipating tan head. The smoky aroma releases as it pours and pervades through the coffee and chocolate maltiness. Hints of burnt toffee and finishes smoothly and just a bit bitter. Well balanced and light enough to be easily drinkable. Widely available and relatively inexpensive, this is one of my go-to beers on a chilly night.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zimmo (57) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - NOV 12, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 22 oz bottle. Very light aroma, almost non-existent. Dark, dark brown. Virtually no head. Silky feel in mouth with really nice dark malt flavor. Only a slight hint of smoke. A very easy to drink brew. Not the best, but really good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Touche (57) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2007
22oz bottle. Drank at room temp in a regular pint glass. Poured a dark tan head. Slight Aroma of coffee/chocoalate/ Very very smooth! Pretty malty with molasses, coffee and chocoalate tastes Not as viscous as i thought it would be. Overall pretty enjoyable. Warmed me up on a cool night.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - JAN 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 Tasty. Black in color with a dark tan head.Smells of coffee. Silky palate. Taste bitter sweet, coffee and maulty. A very tasty Porter. *Had this beer again but this time w/ a GRILLED PB&J and it was so so good! Highly recommended. Just get some sour dough bread and make a PB&J. then butter the outside and grill it like a grilled cheese. You won’t be disappointed with this great combo.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Dark brown pour, with a huge brown head that never seems to go away! Some lacing on glass. Smell is chocolate, coffee and strong burnt malt. Tatse is same with a burnt sweetness and a bit of alcohol nothing overwhelming. Good character on the tongue. Well balanced beer. Just what a expect from SBC.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
I am one of the minority I guess! I am not getting smoked, ( very very faint)! I am tasting the usual American interpretation of the Porter style which is much too sweet!! Color is great , head is fine but it is about as subtle as a crutch!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Not a big fan of smoked porters but this one was pretty good. Huge malt with gently smoky aftertaste. Hardly any hops but plenty dark and malty.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Dark chocolate, grape/raisin, a touch of coffee, nuts, and soft pine on the nose. Taste was sweet up front - almost like light orange meets coffee and caramel. Shifts into mix of caramel, dark chocolate, and smoke, then fades to earthy hop, grapefruit, pine, and burnt wood. A different flavor stands out with each sip. Palate was medium-thick bodied with nice, crisp carbonation. Smooth, lightly viscous, and drying. I wish all Porters felt like this one. Stone is my favorite brewery for a reason. All four categories are brilliantly crafted and mix together to create one hell of a Porter here. Each sip shifts focus to somewhere else. The back of the bottle hits the nail on the head by saying, "Stone Smoked Porter is mysterious, smoky, and verging on utterly decadent".


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