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RATINGS: 2431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2002
I guess what I want from a smoked beer is for it to be the outstanding characteristic rather than such a minor player. The smoke really didnít come out until the finish and not until it was nearly room temperature. I would hope for much more smoke. Quite fruity, coffee in the aroma, some chocolate in the flavour. Pours very pretty.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Tried and tried I might could not find a nose through the night. The smoked flavors are not up front in the flavor and really needed to be searched for. Makes a good porter, and a fine beer, but expecting the smoked and not getting any is kind of disappointing. Creamy textures fairly good feel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Deep brown-black color. Excellent tan head. Very smokey - but a little thin. Could use a little more malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 16, 2003
Black beauty body, with a very thick, tan head, though not extremely dense due to fat bubbles. Smells of bitter hops, roasted chocolate-malt, and also some sweet cinnamon. Taste is a whole lot of coffee flavored hops, bitter chocolate and hickory-smoked barbeque. A novel occurrence being that Iíve never had a smoked beer before. Carries a medium-to-thick bodied feel in the mouth with hefty carbonation. Aftertaste is monstrously powerful, roasted everything: chocolate, coffee, oak chips, alcohol, furniture, phonebooks, and anything else you can heave into the fire. A very complex beer that ultimately fails because of too many strong flavors bombarding the palate. Honestly, I was expecting more refinement from Stone for this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2003
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Dark brown with reddish hues, small tan frothy head and good lace. The aroma hints of burnt chocolate and dark malts, caramel, floral hops, cashews, apricot, and raisins. Malty base flavors with a sweet and bitter tone. The smoky and slightly woody finish is noticeable but not dominate. Got just a bit of acidic undertone as well. The mouthfeel is dry and creamy for the medium to full-bodied brew. Nice solid porter with a great peat character. Worthy of having a few bottles on hand.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phiconners (150) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 Dark brown in appearance. Smoke flavor was apparent but not overwhelming by any means. A solid porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2000
Chocolatey, dry, with good complexity and balance, but only a touch of smoke.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Not as great as i expected. Great dark color and nice malty aroma. Didnít really notice much smokiness, but i did taste bitter chocolate/coffee flavors. However they just didnt impress me that much. I was hoping this would challenge one of my favorite porters but it fell way short.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2003
More tame than most Stone beers that Iíve tried, the Smoked Porter still has a bit to live up to. It certainly tastes drinkable, but has a bitter edge. It isnít to hopped up, but doesnít have the smooth edge of other Porters, like Anchorís. Tastes like smoked teriaki jerky with a kick. Has a bit of bite on the finish. Iím missing the "chocolate" taste that Iíve tasted in cheaper, more watery brews. It lacks malt definition for a porter. Overall, itís not bad, but not something Iíd drink every day.


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