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RATINGS: 2255   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
warriorx99 (85) - USA - APR 29, 2006
Bottled. This porter pours black with a large fizzy light-brown head. The aroma is malty with only a slight hint of roast and chocolate. It’s heavy and the taste is dominated by a dry roasty coffee flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2006
I was expecting more. The head was long lasting and cream colored, quite thick. The color dark and opaque. The initial flavor was that of the hops, very notable, much like in everything Stone produces, however the malts I felt were completly overshadowed by the hops. I don’t really see a reason to go back to this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Opaque black colour, tan head. Very smoky aroma. Even smokier flavour with a kick of alcohol. Very minor malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2450) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
[Bottle] Dark brown with a weak head. Malty aroma. Really malty flavour with notes of liquorice. Where’s the smoke??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2006
(Bottle) Pours dark brown, no head. Burned wood aroma with hints of allmond and some hops and malt. Gluish. Clean, light smokey flavour with some wet stone. Milk chocolate ice cream. Porter-ish sweet. Small to medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2333) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2006
Quick thankyou to Kook for lobbing this one back from the U.S., amongst others. Served up at backyard patio temperature at a small tasting here in Perth. It was getting late as we cracked this one.
Poured a deepest ruby brown, quite bright, sparkling in the lights but with no visible carbonation. Head rose, fell, did not last long, given the film on my glass at this stage I was not surprised. Sweetish, leathery, tar and marmite nose with a feint whiff of next day bonfire. First mouthful establishes some very dusty chocolate malts. From the next a sharp, resinous and acridly grassy ’twang’ spreads across the palate tainting what could be a decent beer. A good edge of rough pasty dark malts counteract bringing it back in the aftertaste. Smoke begins to linger also somehow balancing it out and making it pleasant despite the raspy sharp edge. Excellent length and a lovely smoothness adds points. The body itself not big, but it atleast holds ground. This wasn’t too bad a drop, just nothing special to merit a high score. Sessionable, I suppose. (1 pint, 6 Fl.Oz, age unknown)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle at NB - Porter/stout ølsymposium. Black - big brown fluffy head. Light smoked, licorice, roasted, light metalliic, bread. Very mild. Would go nicely to a piece ofryebread with smoked-sausage.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Draught: Aroma of smoke, malts. Poured dark brown with a big tan head that lasted throughout. Great lacing. Opaque. Lightly sweet flavor. Tasted of smoke, cream, caramel, and nuts. Medium body. Watery texture. Soft carbonation. Overall nice flavor but poor body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2453) - 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. Wouldn’t buy again though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - 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

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