joesf35 (77) - Margate, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly out of style, picking up roasted barley in the mouth and nose. High bitterness and roasted malt levels comparable to a stout. Aroma is awesome. Slight smokiness in the nose and more in the taste, you have to fill your mouth with it to really enjoy the smokiness. Overall it is a good beer but not living up to its current rating in the 98th percentile. Warm with a cigar and this beer is even better.
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
AGED 2 YEARS Brown. Slight amber. Small lacy head. Muted and slightly malty nose with a whisper of roasty smoke. Nice mouth. Creamy with a touch of complex smokiness left. Almost medicinal Woody bark and dark roast finish. Needs chocolate. Very interesting but I think it is better fresh.
---That dog will hunt!
mezr (76) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle purchased at Stone Brewing Co. Very dark brown/black with a rich tan head. Aroma is malty, chocolate, roasted coffee, and very light smoke. Very enjoyable to drink. Slightly sweet, and very light bitter finish. Very nice lacing, more sticky than expected.
fauxpunker (76) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at a beerfest. Nice dark brown color. Nice warm aroma, chocolate and bit of caramel. A little more bitter than expected, but good roast taste. Something a bit off about the after taste, but good solid porter overall.
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is the only Stone beer I didn't like. I don't like the combination of smoked and bitter.
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark brown color with a thick tan head and outstanding lace.
Aroma of dark malt and chocolate with a very pleasant taste of malt, chocolate and coffee that leaves the palate with a slight hop bitterness.
Overall a very pleasant Porter.
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is one damn good porter, probably the best one i’ve had in a long time, although it has been a while since ive had a porter... smoked malt, chocholate and coffee taste, dark and very rich. really good.....
Smallprint (74) - - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Poured from a 660ml bottle, very dark, black in the centre with mahogany edges. Couldn’t get much in aroma, some smokiness and coffee. Wonderful taste, a fantastic balance of malt, chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke. Great mouthfeel, medium bodied, smooth with a bitter finish. An excellent porter, would definitely recommend.
Worsenma (74) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly pronounced smokiness in the aroma but the taste is really where the smoked malt comes through. Very smooth, black pour with a quickly dissipating tan head.
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enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have to say that I think this beer is one of the easiest-to-drink beers I’ve ever had. Mild but noticable tones of smoke, chocolate, and vanilla with a fine creamy texture. A lovely smooth texture. The more I have this beer the more I love it!