Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 6th Anniversary Porter

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We celebrated our first five years in business by releasing anniversary India pale ales, with each subsequent IPA brewed to be hoppier and more intense than the previous. For our 6th anniversary in 2002, we extended this concept by making an intensified version of Stone Smoked Porter. We cranked up the malts and hops a notch or three and conditioned it on French and American oak, which accentuated our porters distinctive smokiness and amplified its chocolate and roast coffee flavors while also adding subtle notes of toffee, cherries, dried berries and vanilla. Were proud to give those who missed outas well as those who didnta fresh shot at experiencing this smoky, dark-as-night wonder.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybuch (263) - Muszyna, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Po imperialnym porterze spodziewałem się ugrzecznionej wersji tego co było w RISie, jednak jest to piwo o zupełnie innym charakterze. W aromacie na pierwszym miejscu są cytrusy, na drugim natomiast czekolada i nuty palone. Przebija się też nuta mleczna, toffie. Prezentuje się pięknie, duża czapa śnieżnobiałej piany na ciemnym, prawie czarnym piwie, nie wiem jak oni to zrobili że nie jest beżowa. W smaku pierwsze odczucie to typowa porterowa paloność i czekolada, sprawia wrażenie gładkiego, by po chwili uderzyła cytrusowa goryczka, na konkretnym poziomie. Wysycenie nie za wysokie. Bardzo ciekawe piwo o wyjątkowym, agresywnie chmielowym charakterze, przeciwieństwo stonowskego RISa i dowd że inne podejście do mocnego ciemnego piwa może być rwnie dobre.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (7421) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, liquorice, roasted malt, some hops.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, some coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Estebanik (1041) - Lublin, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
Bottle sharing w Multi Qlti. Piana szybko opada. Aromat palony, dość wyraźnie chmielowy, lekko drewniany. W smaku dość wytrawne, choć może tylko sprawia takie wrażenie, przez mocną goryczkę. Palone, likierowe. Wędzonka praktycznie niewyczuwalna, może minimalnie na posmaku, ale i tak chowa się pod goryczką. Jest okej.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1917) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 24, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown with a light beige head. Loads if pine in the aroma, some slight smoked malts, chocolate. Very bitter on the tongue, complex, with a long bitter finish. Nice one

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (1017) - Stokke, NORWAY - APR 15, 2017
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Sandefjord. Dark brown. Small, brown head. A malt heavy beer. Burnt caramel, some alcohol, burnt candi sugar and bitter chocolate flavour. Sweet and bitter. Medium to thick, oily body. Soft carbonation. Good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westy1130 (46) - New York, USA - APR 15, 2017
Beautiful robust coffee aroma with hints of smoke and vanilla. Taste: Dark chocolate, oak wood and dark cherries. Well balanced between hops and malt.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oobawa (1102) - Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2017
Bottled 4/6/16. Great googily moogily, what a porter. Aromas pretty much perfect, giving up massive chocolate and coffee notes backed by a hoppy pine undertone and waves of smoke. Looks just as good, dark, dark brown with a jubilant beige head and lace upon lace. Taste starts with a heavy mocha vibe, then gains a caramel-toffee sweetness backed by dried cherry against an oaked vanilla background. Gains a considerable hop bitterness as it progresses, pine-filled and clingy, before hitting a chocolate-java finish touched with hints of smoke and wood. Textures milky smooth without a hint of alcohol. Absolutely delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ascelja (1329) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2017
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Tap. Very dark red to black, small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, wooden barrel. Taste is strongly bitter, dry. Wood, barrel, alcohol, plums, cocoa. Full body, rich cocoa aftertaste, moderately carbonated.
Very good heavy dry porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (3257) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
0,65 l bottle roasty, coffee, toast, vanilla, dark Brown / almost black Color, hazy, frothy, brown foam, medium bitterness, full body, creamy, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rotin (1347) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2017
Draught at BeerGeek Bar. Cloudy, dark red/brown colored. AROMA- roasted malts, wood, alcohol. FLAVOR- a bit sweet, pleasantly bitter., warming alcohol, roasted malts, wood. Fuller bodied.
Great porter in American style.


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