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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5350) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Pours a rich brown with a brown, creamy head. The first scent is of hops and a smokiness. Then slowly the coffee-ish notes seep in. The taste has some hop bitterness to go along with the cocoa and coffee combo but the smoke taste is not a strong as the Aecht Scherlenka brand. That was a little overwhelming whereas this was more tolerable. Good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (3927) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2004
On tap at Lucky Baldwins, Pasadena. Looks like a Mild, with a fast disappearing head, and geological lacing. Very smooth and flat mouthfeel; smells stouty and oaty. Sweet, especially to begin, giving way to a musky smokiness and a mildly hopped finish, which is medium length and engaging. A tasty Porter, but I still prefer mine unsmoked.

3.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2005
The nose and and initial flavour of this beer almost ruined it. My first scent of this was of smoked fish left in the sun - not a good start. However, I persisted with it, despite the rather nasty scent. It improved as it came up to room temperature, increasing in stature, taste, and depth. The smoked flavour actually tapered off, a good thing in my book. It became quite chocolatety and had a nice bitterness. Pretty good, but I nearly poured it for the smell alone.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2005
This one is a little too bitter for me and otherwise low on flavor. The body is also a little thin and fleeting. This beer just generally doesn’t stand out or impress me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Date: September 02, 2000
Mode: Bottle
Source: Norm’s, DC
Appearance: dark with ruby highlights, thin tan head
Aroma: light smoked malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, just a hint of smoky peat, smooth body character, slight bitter finish

Date: April 06, 2005
Score: iii to ii
rich roasted flavor with lots of bitterness, great chocolate character, light bitter finish, just a hint of smoke on the exhale

Date: December 29, 2008
Mode: draft
Source: highlands grill
Score: 2.7 to 3.1
Appearance: black with ruby edges, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: chocolate aroma with a nice earthyness and just a hint of smokyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate malt flavor, light roasted, touch of earthy peat belnded with earthy hops, bitter dark chocolate shows up as it warms

Date: October 07, 2010
Mode: draft
Words: duckworths
Appearance: clear dark brown, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness, hint of smoke
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, nice earthyness along with a light smokeyness

Date: February 26, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
drier and smokier, dry earthy chocolate,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2233) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Pours a rich dark brown-black with a light brown head. Wonderful color. I didn’t notice an overpowering smoked aroma, which was a bit of a disappointment. I like to really inhale that smoky scent on these types of brews! But the description says "subtle" so at least it wasn’t false advertising. Roasted malt chocolate. Medium mouth feel and a little bitter. It kind of lingers on the roof of my mouth. I didn’t like it as much as some of the previous raters. I have tasted better ones.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (537) - Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Nice pour and attractive. Smells rich, chocolate, burnt. Tastes clean porter, mild smokiness. Okay not Stone’s best effort.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pik5el (53) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2008
I love the aroma, a deep smokiness with all kinds of robust chocolate and dates. Nice light brown head that is quite plentiful. Flavor is... porter. I’m just not crazy about porters for some reason. I love the smoky character to it. This is probably one of my favorite porters. I would drink a sample of this and love it, but a whole bottle is too much for me.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pershing (477) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Pours black with a thin head and a little lacing. Faint smoked malt aroma. Thin mouthfeel. Moderate amount of hop and dark malt bitterness. Slightly dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle Sample at work. Not bad... Didn’t think I’d be much for it, smoked isn’t really my style. But it was light and balanced wityh just a mild smoked flavor that made for an enjoyable experience overall. Still no where near my favorite style, but worth trying again.


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