Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 6th Anniversary Porter

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99
96
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 431   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickFifty (1200) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2017
Dark red-brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, coffee, dried fruit, licorice, caramel, hint of yeast. Roasted malt taste, anise, brown sugar, wood, bitter coffee finish. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finn (6989) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2017
Fra flaske p Humle & Bier 17 Mar 17. Svart. Lavt mokkafarget skum. Aroma av lakris. Smaken trr. Mest lakris. Syrlig ettersmak.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator63 (28) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Bold and black, strong and full bodied, malty, slightly fruity, notes of hops, coffee, maybe some pine. Bottle from my cellar, an excellent porter in every way.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (12006) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2017
Poured from a big bottle at Humle & Bier - Craft Beer Festival. Dissipating espresso head, fair lacing, deep black body. Attractive aromas of pine and dark malts with a touch of coffee. Comprehensive, nicely roasted flavours of coffee, black chocolate, and dried fruits. Long-lived roasted malty bitter ending. Well bodied. Enjoying stuff (Shared with Finn, Troms 17.03.2017).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrik (731) - - MAR 18, 2017
Fat hos Reza. Torr, rkig . Wasa skeppet hr . Lng eftersmak. Spnnande god rkig l. Lite fr hrt kolsyrad dock.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (1157) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle picked up by blonderedhead and shared for Valentines Day. Consumed in Avery Belgian snifter glass. Plenty of frothy tan head sits atop a dark black colored affair. Nose is an assertive roasted, nutty quality with a prevailing coffee undertone. Slight hint of chocolate...very mild. Taste carries the coffee elements through from the aroma with a bitter and roasted espresso bean finish. There is a kind of dark fruit (raisin) characteristic but its overshadowed by a overt bitterness. Dark chocolate towards the end. Seems to respond well to warming up. I can respect this one but the smoky qualities are not inspiring me to go out and buy it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackBeerPG (503) - Darien, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Taste: Bold hoppy bites mixes with dark malts with berries, chocolate, toffee, oak, smokey notes. Same with the nose. Dark brown, semi opaque, tan foamy head. Full body. Smokey massive somewhat smooth porter, still hop presence.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2296) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. This is a smoke bomb of a porter with loads of roasted malts and coffee undertones.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (7467) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2017
Black as the deepest dungeon, and a fine tan head. Good lacing also. Fine intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a smooth fine carbonation level. Mellow and fine sweetness, and fine bitterness to back it up. Chocolate, roasted barley, mild smoke and espresso in the flavor. Solid nice evening sipper.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1597) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Bold & roasty! Lovely dark pour w/ a tiny head & great lacing. Aroma is dark coffee & powerful! The taste is bitter coffee w/ just enough hint of chocolate to smooth it out. Powerful stuff!


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