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RATINGS: 2355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Dark pour with a ruby red tinge and a medium roasted tan head. Big, dark chocolatey aroma with a hint of pepperminty coffee. Light, almost creamy texture with a lot of roasted malts and just a hint of smokiness. Surprisingly thin and easy drinking. The smoky elements are most noticable on the final smack, which brings back horrible memories of Marlboro Lights. Flavors are initially tasty, but not complex enough to warrant outstanding scores from me, and the finish is kind of killer. There isnít much more than the commercial description reveals.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2006
pours black and muddy good light brown head. Aroma is lightly toasted malts, moderate pine and grapefruit esters. Flavor is moderatly bitter which seems out of character for this style, ends with a long bitter finish. Light to medium bodied mouth feel was dissapointing, watery and lively carbonates. Too hoppy and fizzy for style, Grapefruit hoppiness a bit much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2402) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 medium flavor and body. typical porter carbonation. iíve had better porters and didínt try too hard. itís a porter and itís fairly good... so what?!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2007
10-16-07 bottle. Ink black with great head and lacing. Smells of smoked ham and jerky - not as strong as some smoked beers - but is there nonetheless. I have trouble with liquids that smell or taste like meat - call me crazy. Overly smoked taste for my liking. However, the mouthfeel is great. Maybe someday I will be able to appreciate that smoked smell and taste - but today is just not that day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Not that great. Surprisingly light bodied and weak. Some sweetness and smoke to it. Roasted malt flavor as well. Watery, sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle: Very dark brown almost black pour with a nice thick off white head that went thin after sitting for a minute. First scent is of liquid smoke and a dark chocolate. Similar in taste as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Easily the meh-est smoked anything Iíve tasted. Very boring aroma, and only slightly smoky. Flavor was barely smoky at all. Hopefully got a poor one, and spent way too much on it : (

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Overall a nice smokey flavor not too overpowering. A little weak on the palate kind of watery. If you like bbq you will love this beer. Enjoy with food cause it needs some bread or crackers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DigitalMan (193) - Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2009
Tried this in the past and seem to recall enjoying it more, not sure quite why. As advertised, itís chocolaty and slightly smoky. Seems to have a thick, sticky mouthfeel and is a bit weak. (Of course, my palate has already been violated by a Ruination, so that might be affecting my rating.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2009
(bottle from Powers Liquor Mart in Colorado Springs). Pours a black color. Medium size tan head. Light smoky aroma. Malty and smoky flavor. Avg duration. Slightly astringent finish. Watery texture. Fair lacing. Moderate carbonation.

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