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RATINGS: 2366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewmeisterEd (61) - USA - FEB 1, 2008
poured in a wide bodied red wine glass. very dark with a small but full bodied head - the color of which is reminiscent of what you might see on top of a root beer float. Absence of hops smell (duh) and faint aroma of bittersweet chocolate. Solid mouth feel - a bit chewy. Iím impressed with the blending (as advertised) of the smoked malt, I was expecting it to perhaps overpower - but not the case. Good beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Nice creamy tan head. Almost opaque brown, but has these cool red highlights when held up to a light bulb. Faint smoke aroma, with chocolate and malt notes. There is a malt (patent/ roasted) astringency, coupled with some hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is very rich and creamy... chewable stuff. The aftertaste has a few smoke notes, but is still dominated by the dark malts and hops. Not a real rauchbier in my book, but a damn fine porter. I nuked the last part of this beer (oh, the heresy), and it brought out much more of the malt aromas, bready, and maybe some yeast notes. Flavor is much more complex warmed up to about room temp. Heck, maybe I'll turn it into coffee temp. next. Yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
57.5F. Dark, dark - pinot? Itís got that beautiful odd, burnt sienna color from smokey malts as I pour. It cascades (!!!), a big bonus. Froth sits on top like a toasted marshmallow. Itís resting in the mug dark with a pinot glow. Smells like a dark, sweet cigar. Ummm. Raspberries crushed with the burnt end of a fire poking stick made out of the tip of a Christmas tree. Chew on some pine sap, nibble on some rosemary, and nosh on some organic spinach. Finishes with herbal minerals, hence the spinach. Itís got a silky mouthfeel to it, and - marshmallowy. Dang, thatís good. It makes me want to grill an assinine-ly huge ribeye, and serve it with a side of pintos, and smokey New Mexican red chile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2010
I couldnít really see what the beer looked like in the bar, so Iíll give it the benefit of doubt. Smells nice, coffee, chocolate, some smokiness. A little lighter on the hops than Iíd like, but I guess Iíve been having a lot of imperial everythings lately; pretty nicely balanced with a nice body. The bubbliness and lightly caramel aspect honestly reminds me slightly of coke, minus corn syrup and plus a lot of other far richer flavors... I think this tastes increasingly good the more of it you drink. This seems to be true (at least for me) of a lot of darks.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickRob925 (60) - Macclenny, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Had this at Kickbacks on King Street in Jacksonville, FL. Very small smoked flavor. with a side of vomet like my dad said below.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Nice dark porter. Great 2 inch head and the flavor is pretty awesome. Coffee, chocolate, and almost a little raisin flavor. I donít pick up much smoke, however, itís still an enjoyable beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdp (59) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Draft at the Stone Brewery on 11Jul2007. Pours brown-black with small off-white head. Burnt, toasted malt, bit off coffee and cocoa. Slight smokiness, but very, very faint. Finishes with a slight bitterness across the palate for a mild bite at the end. Good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Attractive head with only a bit of tenacity. Very deep brown color. Aroma is a complex range of roasted malts and hops with a smoked presence and a high note of alcohol at the end. Medium body and surprisingly balanced. Flavor is complex with a slight sweetness of caramel as well as the bitterness of a moderate chocolate. Hop flavors blossom closer to the finish and provide a woody dryness that would make it an excellent pair for stronger entres.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Let me start by saying I am not a big fan of Porters, but I am a fan of Stone Brewing Co. So I picked up the a bomber of Smoked Porter just to try it out. And as usual Stone did not disappoint. The beer poured a murky dark brown, with a smokey coffee aroma with just a hint of sweet malt. Taste started with a sweet malt and a hint of heavy fruit, and was quickly taken over by the smoke and roasted malts. The finish was very clean and dry with the strong taste of roasted malts and hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was good, and for a porter very drinkable. For me one of the few porters I have truly enjoyed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SFtaster (59) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
I lived in San Diego 15 years ago- BEFORE the county became renown as a hot spot in the craft brew community. Man, was I suprised by this offering from Stone Brewing. I bought a 22oz from BevMo and was blown away by the quality of this porter. The smoke comes through loud and clear, but doesnít overwhelm the chocolate and coffee notes. I will make it a priority to visit this brewery on my next trip to SD.

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