hoppyhead12 (12) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Dark black appearance with lasting head, very nice lacing. At first sip strong smoke flavor comes out, with roasted and coffee notes. Good beer, not a favorite I’d go back to though.
ectotherm (12) - farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am not going to go through the snob bullshit. Drink this if you have the chance. A bloody steak and some friends all good.
coachd (11) - 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.
atomjack9 (11) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
smokey enough to satisfy my smoke craving. chocaletey with a hint of dark coffee, there’s a lightness in here somewhere, but I have a tough time placing it...perhaps deep caremely? maybe it’s in the malt? full bodied, also slightly nutty. I didn’t care for the "arrogant bastard" as much as the ratings on here would indicate, but I found this to be a very satisfying and complex brew.
Dorkasaur666 (11) - - AUG 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this stuff. Not very smoky but I’m never disappointed when I open a bottle.
sphinx (11) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent smoked porter- rich, smooth and just a hint of chocolate and smoke. Not much smokiness in the aroma though. Very dark with beige head. Better than Stone brewery's Arrogant Bastard Ale, however the back of the Smoked Porter bottle is less entertaining than it's cousin's. This brew is very filling, but would be paired nicely with some creamy scalloped potatoes, butternut squash soup or chocolate cake. Highly reccomend.
DreamFragments (11) - Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another one of Stone’s excellent beers. The smokiness is immediately noticeable, along with flavors like caramel, coffee and chocolate.
kibbs (10) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grabbed a bottle at BEVMO while in San Jose. Great tasting porter, smoky burnt coffee nose and a smokey coffee and dark chocolate taste. Cheers to Stone!
nater (10) - Sabattus, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black, nice creamy head, smell is smokey, piney, it has a nice smokey chocolate, coffee tast, overall a nice beer
785pro (10) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
While Double Bastard is by far my favorie ale, Smoked is one of my all time favorite beers. I love the hints coffe and chocolate. I bought 6 bottles of this and had some freinds over for a LAN party. We went back to get 6 more.....strange, but we nver actually got the LAN party roling, we just sat around enjoying the smokie taste. Decided to BBQ and watch TV instead.