Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 6th Anniversary Porter

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 porter’s distinctive smokiness and amplified its chocolate and roast coffee flavors while also adding subtle notes of toffee, cherries, dried berries and vanilla. We’re proud to give those who missed out—as well as those who didn’t—a fresh shot at experiencing this smoky, dark-as-night wonder.

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3.9
Fules (1262) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2017
Közepes, nagyon tartós, bézs hab, vöröses árnyalatú fekete szín. Enyhe füstös, kávés, vaníliás illat. Kávés, aszalt gyümölcsös, hordós-csersavas ízvilág, vaníliás, füstös aromákkal, hosszú, kesernyés lecsengéssel. Melegedéssel csokis, alkoholos zamatok tűnnek elő. Közepesen testes, közepesen szénsavas, erősen keserű. Kicsit sok a keserű, de nagyon finom, ízgazdag sör.

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nutjes (1023) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2017
Fles. U: Bijna zwart met een lichte bruine schuimkraag. G: Fondant chocolade, wat hop, drop, donker fruit en geroosterd. S: Moutbitter, hopbitter en zoutig. Drop en donker fruit. Zeer droge afdronk. M: Volmondig, licht sticky en medium carbonatie.

3.9
Hopverdju (1308) - BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2017
Zwart bier met crèmekleurige wand klevende schuimkraag. Geur: zwarte chocolade, hoppig, hars, bijna geen rook merkbaar. Smaak: droog bitter, strak hopbitter, hars, drop. Medium volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: lang en zeer bitter, droog. Goede Black IPA ;-)

3.6
AirForceHops (7308) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2017
22 oz bottle (2002 vintage) thanks at ClarkVV for this 15 year old Porter!! I am shocked at how well this held up in the bottle! Aromas are smoked malts, mild chocolate, mild cream. Tastes are of roasted malts, light smoke which is ashy and hints of licorice and some oxidation. Light cardboard.

It shows a medium bodied with light carbonation level. The smoke taste was ashy for me, but also the oxidation is lower for a 15 year old beer.

3.5
AdamChandler (5081) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2017
This is the 2002 Bottling from ClarkVV. Not sure where he was hiding this one. Released 2002, not the new version. Dark reddish tan. no head. Smells very smokey with fig and wood. getting a lot of oxidation but that’s to be expected. dark chocolate, no sweetness. very thin. chocolatey with a cherry juice and a lot of smoked charcoal oak.

3.9
Boutip (6397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle: Poured a clear deep brown color porter with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light caramel notes is quite enticing. Taste is a good mix of roasted malt with some caramel notes with a light dry finish. Body is about average with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Easy drinking porter with just the right amount of complexities.

3.8
GRM (4074) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on my birthday 2017; eye: liquorice, opaque, thin sheet of brown head that turns into a ring, average lacing; nose: coffee, roasting, bittering hops, slight caramel; mouth: coffee, roasting, bittering hops, light caramel, astringency, acidity, lightly dry finale in coffee with presence of chocolate, full body, average carbonation, surprisingly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine

FRANÇAIS
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée à ma fête 2017; œil : noire, opaque, mince couverture de mousse brune qui se transforme en un anneau, dentelle moyenne; nez : café, torréfaction, houblon amérisant, très léger caramel; bouche : café, torréfaction, houblon amérisant, léger caramel, astringence, acidité, finale légèrement sèche en café avec présence de chocolat, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, curieusement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien

4.7
77ships (9887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2017
Bomber split by 2 @ "D. & E. Tasting #3". Thanks to David! 04/12/2016 bottled. Ridiculously better than Stone Smoked Porter which was far too burned smoked with no balance. This is perfect, complimentary smoke & enough wonderful hops to make an amazing BIPA jealous. Very dark brown / black, thick creamy mocha head. Nose is nice big pine resin hop with some blue cheese hops, perfectly balanced roast, amazing hop; Taste is really good chocolate upfront, mocha, cacao, roast, greatly bitter roast, low hint of burned plastic, amazing bitter pine resin massive hop finish despite the age. Such good balance, those Stone hops. Amazing. Body is bitter, plastic, very thick roast. Really impressive.

4.3
AlainG (2294) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2017
La mousse s’amourache de la paroi du verre en s’y collant. Un nez de vanille, de café, de grains grillés, de tire-éponge, de bois brûlé et de charbon. Les saveurs sont un condensé de toutes les particularités olfactives. Du chocolat au lait s’ajoute dans le décor. C’est soyeux, c’est collant et c’est une dégustation vraiment agréable. (Emb. 04/12/16) (2245-070717)

3.7
simontomlinson (424) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Thin beige head left a cover on a still dark brown body. Malt caffeine & berry dry aroma. Medium body. Creamy. Smooth sharp & tangy on back. Dark sour berries, malt, cream, coffee, demerara, roasted. Excellent Porter


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