punkpie (19) - Covina, California, USA - APR 20, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice dark brown/black
kinda smells like smokey coffee and chocolate... and tastes about the same.. pretty smooth... kinda bitter which I like... seems like it would be the perfect beer with a lil BBQ pork... mmm Iím hungry and lovin this Porter!
CCGodwin (19) - Hollywood, California, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours very dark/opaque with a creamy tan head. A bit of soap in the nose. First taste is wonderful. A bit of caramel, smoke, and a touch of fruit. A little coffee taste as well. Just a touch metallic. Very good smoked porter.
realityarcher (19) - Boston, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a minimal head. Chocolate and smokey aroma. There is a strong smokey flavor, that can be almost overwhelming. I was expecting the smokey flavor to have a resolution, but it did not come. Still a very nice porter, but I had higher expectations
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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mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. Seems like an average porter to me. The label is a pretty accurate description actually, I could taste the smoke as 'an element'. Decent hop flavor. Tasty, but I prefer other porters.
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.
coolshmo (18) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very smoky chocolatey flavor. smoke flavor lingers in your mouth a little while.
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 itís sweet body. Good beer.