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.
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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LAC2007 (17) - Edgewater, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious porter with very little smoke flavor apparent. Although the smoke flavor is not apparent the chocolate-like flavor, smooth body and creamy head are the reasons to drink this wonderful brew.
cwooldridge (17) - - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the tap out of my growler. Pours a near pitch black with a tan head. Smell of sweet chocolate and subtle coffee notes. Taste is very sweet and robust from the chocolate and smokiness. Great malt body that also gives it it’s sweet body. Good beer.
AG420 (16) - USA - JUN 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, & a lot of depth. Mug.I liked it a lot. I grab one or two every time I see it now. All the flavors are blended perfectly to my taste. Chocolate, coffee, and a slight hint of smoked flavor. Great beer.
JakeWrobel (16) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had high expectations for this beer after the aroma had my mouth watering. However, I was thoroughly surprised that the aroma did not transfer to the taste. Too much vanilla for my liking. Had an off taste for some reason. It just didn’t tste like a Porter.
Tree777 (16) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very dark and smoky porter. Poured in to a Libbey Porter/Stout glass. Looks beautiful with a thick off-white head. Carbonation is just right in my opinion. Flavor got more complex as the beer warmed up. Would definitely repeat.
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best porter and not the best offering from Stone, but still a very solid, high quality beer. Big, bubbly, dark tan head dissipates quickly but leaves creamy lacing all the way down. Not much aroma. Complex taste, though just a bit hollow in the middle. Mouthfeel is not a full as I like. Good but not great.
slacker90291 (15) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz...This is one silky smooth, dark colored brew...just how I like ’em. I only wish they had 6pks available.