punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - APR 20, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice dark brown/black
kinda smells like smokey coffee and chocolate... and tastes about the same.. pretty smooth... kinda bitter which I like... seems like it would be the perfect beer with a lil BBQ pork... mmm I’m hungry and lovin this Porter!
CCGodwin (19) - Hollywood, California, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours very dark/opaque with a creamy tan head. A bit of soap in the nose. First taste is wonderful. A bit of caramel, smoke, and a touch of fruit. A little coffee taste as well. Just a touch metallic. Very good smoked porter.
realityarcher (19) - Boston, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a minimal head. Chocolate and smokey aroma. There is a strong smokey flavor, that can be almost overwhelming. I was expecting the smokey flavor to have a resolution, but it did not come. Still a very nice porter, but I had higher expectations
reygato (19) - USA - DEC 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured like root beer. Had an slightly smoky aroma, slight but present . Had a very weak light taste, a taste almost as thin as the beer. I would have expected more flavor from the label but it just was not there.
fsouth25 (19) - - OCT 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint bottle, poured into a traditional mug. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Poured solid black. Nice light tan head, wavy lacing, and even thick geographic lacing that caked the inner walls of my mug, something I have never seen before. Noticed the smokyness at the nose, and strong flavors of dark chocolate, coffee just a twinge of a rasberry. Awesomely a nice blend of hop bitterness with malt sweetness, could not get over the smokyness. A medium or heavier mouth feel. Overall I was very impressed with this superbly executed porter.
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mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. Seems like an average porter to me. The label is a pretty accurate description actually, I could taste the smoke as 'an element'. Decent hop flavor. Tasty, but I prefer other porters.
Stoutmeiser (18) - Georgetown, Alabama, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good tasting porter slightly bitter entry with a mellow smoked aftertaste...
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wu1000k (18) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, 22 oz. Dark brown with thin tan head. Smoke flavor is too subtle for my tastes given other smoked porters I’ve had. Relatively solid proter otherwise.
Merin (18) - Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint glass. Pours very dark brown, almost jet black looking. With a light brown, frothy, 1 finger head. I smell coffee, and thats about it. Mouthfull is medium. Very smooth, comfortable and drinkable. Low carbonation. Tastes of coffee, expresso, and dark chocolate. Not as bitter and hoppy as i usually like. Or expect from stone, but is over all a very good, casual desert beer. Would follow nicely with red meats. Stone has yet to dissapoint.
coolshmo (18) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very smoky chocolatey flavor. smoke flavor lingers in your mouth a little while.