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RATINGS: 2443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2000
Chocolatey, dry, with good complexity and balance, but only a touch of smoke.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Very dark brown body with a short-lived off-white head. Aroma has smoked apple, molasses, and bubblegun sweetness. The flavor features ritz crackers, apples/plum, and charcoal. Dry finish. I normally don't like smoked beers and this one isn't much different. The smokiness isn't terrible strong or offensive, but it contributes towards a strong dryness that isn't refreshing or enjoyable. I appreciate the quality of the beer and the new flavors (for me) but the fact that it's smoked still doesn't jive with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2004
Lovely sweet, caramelly nose. Strong flavour of burnt rubber, lots of bitterness, sweet caramel and some roast. Sweetish finish, quite bitter, with an astringent hoppiness and burnt character. This would be a good beer if it wasnít for the feeling I was drinking liquified tyres! (Bottle from Alex Hall, NYC)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Very dark reddish-brown, big light tan head, very mild chocolate nose. Roasty, chocolate, hint of coffee, just a little smoke. Some finishing bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2004 Tap (5/03/04): While very good, nothing better than your average porter. Aroma: smoked porter, sweet syrup. Flavor: sweeter than average porter, coal, coffee. Finish: almost meaty, classic porter. Very good, yet nothing unique. Draught (12/24/04) in buffalo: Deep, dark brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Aroma is quite roasty, lots of roasted malt, no smoke. Rating stays the same as previous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Bottle - in my bottle the aroma is a bit odd. It had some smoke, but somehow a soapiness came through. An attractive appearance. Deep brown with a tightly bubbled beige head. Lacing was excellent. Soft on the palate. More roasty than smoky. Itís a good beer, but not quite what is implied by the name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
I love porters, but am not overly fond of smoked beers. This brew, however, is not dominated by smoke. Lovely color of pitch - and a hint of brown when held up to the sun on a late lazy afternoon. The nose reminds me of summer BBQís at Billís, roasted pork butt on the smoker. Quite easy to drink, smooth and roasty with a hint of cocoa, although the smoke is one attribute I would remove, if I could. Smoke is for BBQs, not beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2005
Bottle. Dark black with tan head. Lovely nose of sweet malt, but where is the smoke? Flavor is very well balanced and dominated by chocolate with some caramel evolving to a bitter, lightly roasted, finish - but where is the smoke?. Light mouth feel, and high carbonation. This is a very good and balanced beer, Iím not sure why this qualifies as being smoke... The smokiness is too subtle for me - which explains the low overall score - when something is labeled as smoked, I expect to be able to detect it.

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