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RATINGS: 2228   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2214) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Black pour with a big tan head. Smell is slightly sweet roasty malt and chocolate with a medium level of smokiness reminiscent of smoked meat. Decent mouthfeel, but a bit thin. Smokiness is more subtle than the Aecht schlenkerla beers, but still very much there. Flavor overall aside from smokiness is a bit thin and watery. A bit underwhelming, although not a bad beer. Wouldnít buy again though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 19, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a big tan head. Has a chocolate malt smell with an essence of smoke. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Taste is of chocolate malts with a very slight smoked quality. Finishes super smooth. Not much smoked flavor here, I was expecting more than was found. Still a pretty decent porter. Oct 2004

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2007
I thought this was a decent tasting beer and a good porter, but pretty marginal in its smoked component compared to other smoked porterís Iíve had (Alaskan) or rachbiers. This beer poured a slightly thick black, with a pretty abundant off-white head. Aroma was pretty minimal, but offered up some nice chocolate malt (burned pizza crust) roastiness. Flavor was decently roasty, but not very smokey to my palate (although other folks I split the bottle with disagreed). Mouthfeel was unremarkable. Not a bad beer, but I wasnít hugely impressed by it. Definitely recommended though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
westknife (36) - USA - MAY 30, 2008
whate4ver, i donít really like porters, or at least iíve never had one that i really liked. this was ok i guess. w/evz

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
As Stone is as of yet unavailable in my state (NC), I must continue to seek it out when visiting friends abroad (VA). As this particular offering I found to be averagish-good, Iím not sorely lamenting its absence at my LBS...yet it was still worth trying to be sure.

Appearance: Coca-cola, pure and simple

Aroma: Weak smoke permeates all else.

Taste: Smoky porter! An American take on an English style mixed with Rauchbier.

Overall, itís a one-trick pony, not especially smoky (but then again I love Rauchbier). I kinda dig it -- one caveat, though, if youíre not into the smoky beer thing, donít bother with this one!

Serving type: bottle

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Pours out a dark brown color with a light tan head, leaving pretty good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted with a little bit of chocolate, some caramel too. Some caramel in the taste, I definately get roastiness but the smokiness is very subdued. Medium bodied with fairly high carbonation. Pretty easy to drink beer, I’d probably have it again, but wouldn’t seek it out.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is coffee, smoke, chocolate. Flavor is mostly coffee and bitter chocolate, with smoke flavor present in moderation. Finishes clean, but leaves a bit of smokey aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2883) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2009
22oz bottle, dark brown color, with a creamy tan-colored, leaving laces, toasty, caramel, mild roasted malt, fruity, light smoky nose, with some hints of black coffee, dark chocolate, with a sweet molasses accent, and a peaty aroma folows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet toasted, roasted malt, fruity character, with a mild smoky flavor, with a hint of ashy beechwood, with some molasses, chocolatey, liquorice accents, leading towards a mlaty, fruity, roasty bitterness finish. I thought it was much smokier than that.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7017) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle from a box ordered from Beers of Europe, consumed and shared with Loz 31-01-09 Pours dark brown with a tan head. There is a nice smokiness (as you would expect) that is immediately present on the nose and then in the mouth. There are some burnt malts, its a little fruity but surprisingly I find this just a touch thin, its nice but just a little bit lacking somewhere. A6 A4 F6 P3 OV13 3.2

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyReynolds (818) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Pours a rich, dark brown. Aroma is strong of smoke and dark malts. Notes of chocolate and caramel stand out as well. On the palate it is smooth and creamy. The taste is really stong in smoke. The finish is a bit dry leaving an after taste of sweet burnt malts and smoke. A little too much smoke for me, but still alright. I could not drink more than one in an evening.


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