mortimer (8) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a dark brown, slightly garnet beer with a creamy beige head. The aroma is of roasted malts and slightly smoky. It tasted full bodied and smooth. The dark roasted malts are certainly apparent in its taste, but the hops are nicely balanced. Also noticeable is a sweet and slightly smoky aftertaste, which to me was very pleasant. It is an easy to drink porter, very enjoyable. This beer ranks as one of my favorite porters and maybe my favorite beer that Stone brews. However, this is not for the average Joe, if you are not a fan of robust porters then I suggest starting with a more mild one. Very well made, bravo!
kjharley (8) - anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 11, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark. One of my favorite beers. Always a cold one in the fridge. The smoke aroma and taste is what does it. Very easy to drink.
jschlunt (8) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice beer, I enjoyed this beer with my brother over Christmas weekend. Iím not a real fan of porters in general however this one had a great aroma and a nice finish. Very easy to drink. I recommend picking it up, my brother found it at BevMo.
ToadiusJ (8) - USA - JAN 22, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Porter fans rejoice. Stone is a great brewery with some great hits. This beer is not strong in aroma but the flavors are heavy. stone describes these flavors well. The smokey finish is a very enjoyable addition to this porter. Dark but not too heavy, make sure to enjoy a big glass of this delicious beer.
finalcut (8) - , Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured dark with a brown head. i didn’t catch the smoked flavor so much at first but its definitely in the aftertaste
TheBigSmooth (8) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In addition to the flavors listed in the description I also caught some subtle tobacco flavor.
I love this beer. Another solid contribution from Stone!
Redserpent (8) - USA - APR 25, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color was dark almost black with a tan/chocolate milk colored head. Roasty aroma filled with the spicy notes of hops. First taste starts with a roasty malt blend and finnished with a nice hops bitter and spice. In true stone style this was a bold beer with a smooth nice balance.
jayw73 (7) - New Oxford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A smooth porter with a rich flavor. Nice finish to a good beer. Only hints of a smoky flavor. Recommended!
BEER1SGOOD (7) - USA - NOV 5, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz Bomber, pours a deep dark brown with a large, light brown frothy head, the head is mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt, with a hint of smoke. Medium to full body with a dry, bitter-sweet finish. I loved this beer itís a perfect balance not overpowered by smoke.
FormatKid (7) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22oz bomber pours out a deep yet slightly translucent dark garnet color. Big, lumpy oatmeal like off-white head, chunky lacing clings to the glass. Smell is smooth, sweet and reminiescent of bitter chocolate and creamed coffee with thin prickling strands of bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy, wonderful and refreshing. Subtle smokey roastiness, with a semi-sweet cocoa middle and a teasing hop zing at the end. Excellent.