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RATINGS: 2304   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2003
Poured a nice tan head. I thought this was a pretty decent porter. The bit of added smoke was interesting. Nowhere near as smokey as Alaskan.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, smoky, taste is similar, dry.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davesbeerblog (10) - - FEB 25, 2015
Strong but not to Arrogant like their others. Just also bear in mind, this is bomber 4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (894) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Aroma is caramel, chocolate, vanilla beans, roasted malts and smoked grains. Taste is rich but fairly smooth malts balanced with medium clove and slight tanin hop character. The malt profile finishes slightly watered down but solid overall. Appearance is a clear dark amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandon1989 (390) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
This beer had quite a hiss when I opened from the bottle and I got quite a bit of smoke. The beer poured a clear dark brown with some red shining through it when I held it up to the light and I got a thick beige head that left some good lacing around the glass. The aroma is dark roasted barley, some smoke, small amount of chocolate and coffee. The taste is dark burnt roasted barley where it probably gets some of the slight smokiness. The smoke is not overpowering, it is quite balanced. I also pick up some faint bitter chocolate but not much. The mouthfeel is on the medium side and is quite creamy. There is not much of a hop presence but there is a little bit of bitterness to balance the beer out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savage_Night (8) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
Dark with a creamy off white head. Good head retention with plenty of legs on the glass. Molasses, bbq, Brown suger, caramel, bitter and slight coffee aroma. Creamy but not thick, bitter, charcoal, coffee and dark coffee flavors. The smoke/peat flavor is lacking but overall I like it. Great buy at just under $5.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
X (37) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
In the spirit of a recent forum discussion Iím going to say that this beer was cheap, but tastes expensive. It also tastes cold and it tastes dark. Regrettably what it does not taste like is smokey. I understand that Stone wanted this to be a Porter first and foremost, but I donít have to like that, Iíd rather have smokey.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (98) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours a deep, dark brown, bordering on black body. Thin, yet consistent tan head with substantial lacing. Rich and complex nose; cacao nibs, coffee, and peat. Dark fruit and possible berries come through. Fantastic taste, layered with roasty malts and spicy espresso flavors. Dark chocolate, oaky, woody, with a slightly charred component. Smokiness is an undercurrent, but noticeable. Great balance between acidity and bitterness. Slick and thin mouthfeel with a smooth finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (735) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Quite a light-coloured beer, as porters go (very red). Aroma is standard porter roast, toast, chocolate. Smoke is subtle, but provides some bite. Pretty dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (403) - - JAN 25, 2015
Lis of punch. Toasty flavour. Very dark brown to black colour, with a little bit of an off-white head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3500) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
tap. Brown with small head. Smoked porter with some woodiness. Surprisingly more wood than smoke. Bitter hops in the finish. Dry.


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