beerhoto (14) - Terre haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very, very dark brown, with a dark tan head. If served very cold it is a good idea to let this sit for 5-10 minutes before drinking or the beer will have little flavor. If tasted at the right temperature, hints of coffe and chocolate are present. This is a great porter, and another good beer from Stone!
markveerman (14) - Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Dark brown. Very perceptible chocolate flavor, slightly sweet, lower carbonation would be nice. Smoke becomes more evident in the finish.
aleyin (14) - Murrieta, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good balance for a Stone Brewery product. Malt,smokiness, coffee, caramel chocolate and hops. A very easy drinker. On my regular list.
beermaker69 (14) - Oceanside, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma had distinct coffee and roasty character. Appearance brown with touch of red. Taste was slightly bitter. Medium body and had average carbonation. To me the beer was average at best but then again I have high expectations for Stone being from San Diego.
richc1983 (14) - - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at tribes alehouse. Pretty much what youd expect, nothing overwhelming. Strong vanilla aftertaste, slightly dry.... its ok
paccamacca (13) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pt bottle poured into pint glass. Dark brown body with off-white head which lingers well.
Smooth drinking with hints of coffee, chocolate and smokey wood. Another good Stone beer.
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ectotherm (13) - 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.
NeroWolfe (13) - USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle split two ways. Poured very dark, limited tan head. Flavor a dark nutty chocolate smoke. An enjoyable drink.
Tycho (13) - USA - APR 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2004 This is a dark porter which is ideally smoked. As with most Stones, it's strong and flavorful. Masterful balance of the hops. I seek this beer out!
Aleacolyte (13) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quality porter. The smoke and mild hops create a very smooth finish. Probably the tamest Stone brew I’ve had yet. My only gripe is that the body is noticibly thin as it warms.