HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tillmac62 (214) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
EBD 7/17/14. Clear dark amber pour (similar to Coke) with a nice garnet note. Normal head and retention very good lacing. Nice complex nose of chocolate, light roast with toffee/coffee notes, a very subtle hint of dark fruit and a light smoky character that becomes pronounced as it warms. Light medium bodied with an almost smooth texture. Good carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish and in the middle. The flavor profile is quite nice, balanced - with a smoky skew - and complex. It begins with roast, then fades into a light chocolate sweetness. The middle effervesces into a burst of smoke and light hops over a well balanced bitterness. As it flows into the finish, hints of dark fruit emerge. The finish leaves you with a nice smoky aftertaste that lingers over hints of dark chocolate.
jflopsu (580) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with tan head. Has a coffee, nut, malt, and chocolate aroma. Starts with a coffee and chocolate taste and continues with smoky flavors, malts, and coffee grounds. A very distinct smoky lingering aftertaste.
TylerGreenDC (334) - - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Aroma of chocolate covered raisins. No real smoke flavor or aroma. Instead some vanilla, cocoa and maybe some fig. Good beer, just not much rauch.
SarkyNorthener (2096) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg@rutland arms, sheffield. Very dark brown beer with small head. Aroma is roast malts. Taste is roasted malts, mild chocolate, some smoke and dark fruits. Medium bodied. Good beer.
steez (25) - Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured black with a big beige head that dissipates quickly. Very drinkable coffee toffee caramel hints but not sweet. Best part is if you nurse it and let it warm , the last bit has an almost scotch/peaty smoke taste to it. Very nice autumn beer....Just like all the brewery’s selections.
RichTheVillan (3125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Rutland Arms; coca cola brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has a hint of smoke, taste has chocolate, peat, maybe some leather, not a massive amount of smoke but just enough for my likings.
Hanoi (419) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap from notes. Nose and taste follow, Smoke, lots of soy, salt, licorice, touch of coffee, slight hazelnut int the back nine. Balanced lasting finish.
High quality porter.
s_hartshorne (1490) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg Rutland arms Sheff. Black good tan head lace. Aroma is roasted smoke coffee taste is same some liquorice decent bitter finish. Bit thin body as per porter style. Good stuff.
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: bacon, smokey, bread malts. Appearance: dark brown/black, hardly any head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: some smoked malts, sweetness, smoked and toasted flavours, getting slightly bitter in the average-long finish. Overall: very nice Smoked, great palate. Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen.
bastarda (82) - Freiburg, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap@Hopfenreich, Berlin. faint aroma of smoke, stronger aromas of coffee, malt-coffee, a faint touch of toffee. well-balanced, very good drinkability, tastes only faintly of smoke, this being my first Stone I had expected a bit more concerning complexity of flavours, hm...