BlondeBush (5) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this during Stone Brewing tour/ tasting while visiting North County San Diego--- the peat-smoked flavors make the beer more like a Laphroaig Scotch than your average porter. VERY nice. Even out of a plastic cup.
TedStryker (5) - Oceanside, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve had this on tap and just had it last night by the bottle. Itís a really great beer, with a nice smoked flavor. Itís just a great porter and well
mikie681 (4) - USA - SEP 2, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Bitter aroma with a hint of chocolate. Smooth taste with hint of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Pleasant aftertaste that tastes a bit like coffee. Overall excellent.
Dick1984 (4) - 29 Palms, California, USA - OCT 4, 2005 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i love this beer. another great beer from stone. a couple 22ís and you will be saying hello to your pillow.
farbio (4) - boston area, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep rich color with a large head. Suprisingly sweet aftertaste for a porter with a smoky aroma, not so great for me personally. Seems to taste better when not immediately pulled from the fridge.
MrBlizzard (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Very dark brown, aroma of molasses, velvety smooth with notes of toffee and bitter sweet chocolate, clean finish with slight bitterness. all in all, a very fine porter
aharbick (4) - USA - JAN 11, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone makes some awesome beers and the Smoked Porter is among my favorites. Like the quote from Koch above the smokiness is understated relative to other "smoked" beers but it complements the finish nicely. This porter is maltier and not so dry as other porters that Iíve had. The aroma is very malty as well. The instant you inhale if youíre thinking "malted milk balls" you wonít be wrong. As you inhale further you pick up fruity highlights. The flavor is robust and full bodied and the finish is long. Perhaps a bit fizzy out of the bottle. I can see this being a really nice beer on nitro.
sneakypete73 (4) - USA - JUL 16, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iíll stay in my lane here and not comment on a style of beer I donít normally enjoy. But gosh, this is tasty! Very drinkable and SMOKY! Good, Good, Good!
too15hype (4) - Clifton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great looking beer with body and texture. As described, only hints of smokiness. If youíre someone who wants a subtle smoked beer with tons of taste, this is as good as it gets. Like any good wine, good beer needs to breathe as well. Let it sit (if you can) for 15 minutes and it will be even better.
MitchDudarko (4) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2011 Poured with an average, frothy, lasting tan head, which provided nice lacing throughout. Subtle smoke aroma, slightly sweet, but mostly smelled of roast malts. Medium bodied with a thick texture, average carbonation and bitter finish. Lightly smokey character, but not ?bacon in a bottle? as are some other smoked beers. Well balanced beer, could have used a little more smoke and a little less roast character.