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RATINGS: 2292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A rich, dark and delicious porter with chocolate and coffee overtones accented by a subtle smokiness from just the right amount of peat smoked malt. Unlike a rauchbier, the "smoke" in Stone Smoked Porter is an ELEMENT of the character rather than being THE character. -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2002
Damn this is a good beer! Coffee and chocolate aroma is very appealing. The taste is a combination of both those flavors, together with a hint of smokiness and medium bitterness. The result is something sublime. Relatively small head atop a black body. Incidentally, I would classify this beer as a robust porter, as the smokiness is not a major player in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 Very dark brown, almost black with a finger and a half of off-white head. Smells smokey, of course, with aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of sweetness. The first sip is sweet, primarily caramel. As it warms up a bit, the slight smokiness comes out, as do the traditional porter flavors such as coffee and chocolate. A nice roasted malt taste is prevalent. I’m generally not that big of a fan of smoked beers, but this one is light enough on the smoke, and it seems to add a bit of sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11529) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
Smoky, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, maybe some alcohol (or not). Quite an aroma. Opaque brown/black color with a tan head that was vigorous, but wasted away leaving delicate lace. Medium mouthfeel that thickens as the mild carbonation departs. Scotch smoke start, some dark roasted malt, a touch of sour, some floral hop? A smidgeon of baking chocolate. It’s smooth, but the smoke adds a rough touch to the palate. The finish is not quite dry, but not like a sweet stout either. In the end the mouth puckers a bit, and it is still not absolutely dry. The flavors go on and on. I vote for some bitter in the end. Amazing stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11504) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2006) Black with a small head. Cocoa and licorice aroma with salty notes. Salty cocoa flavor. Too thin and I agree with pilsnerrogge: Where is the smoke?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11280) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
Black with a red hue, lasting off-white head. Licorice dominates the aroma, also some caramel and alcohol. Dry and roast flavour, some wood notes, sweet and roast finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle. [thank you sk8viking].
2006 ’vintage’.
Pours blackish with a clear red-ness around the edges. A small creamy dark beige head settles nicely on top, before quickly becoming a thin film. Aroma is quite sweet, with a clear smoky edge. There are roasted caramel, a little coffee, some distant cherries as well. Quite high carbonation, making the beer relatively fresh. Flavour is great! There is some mild roasted tones, a good deal of chocolate, and only after a little while, the smokyness hits me - slow-burning. A nice well-rounded bitterness rounds it up nicely. A really great brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, coffee, cocoa. Flavour is smoked, coffee, hop, sweet, roasted. Very nice beer, but i wish there should be more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
on tap -pours a rich tan head and black color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, peat, some dark fruit. Taste is sweet dark malt-chocolate, peat/smoky, some dark fruit, earthy hops. Nicely done, not my style. Occasional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Bottle. Poured black with average brown head. Aroma was roasted malt, licorice and small smoke. Full body with creamy texture and long finish with small bitter finish. Medium flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11062) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 3, 2011
Dezent rauchiger Antrunk, der, wie das Röstaroma, zum Mittelteil noch einmal deutlich steigt. Die Rauchigkeit geht dann in den Röstnoten im Verbund mit der Süße unter. Hier auch etwas hopfig, deutlicher als die Rauchigkeit. Nett aber bitte mehr Rauchigkeit. 13/10/10/10//10


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