Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 6th Anniversary Porter

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 447   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2017
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge. Pitch black color, good offwhite foam. High aroma intensity; leather, coffee, licorice, Malt and some choclate. Medium full body & high complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hauxe (670) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2017
Pours very dark brown. Frothy, tan head that lingers for the duration amidst sticky lacing. A very attractive brew. Aroma is chocolate but with notable hop undertones: lots of pine, and a bit floral. More reminiscent of a black ipa than a traditional porter. Taste is bitter, almost too bitter with the hops mostly squelching the sweet chocolate and smokey undertones, but the balance is just kept and comes out strangely all the better for it. Full body, soft carbonation, rich, creamy and smooth. Absolutely delicious. A beer that leaves me sad when the glass is gone gets extra points in my book. At the time of rating among my best top ten.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oberschlesier (19) - Kattowitz, UPPER SILESIA, - MAY 12, 2017
Do you know this aroma, when you are very dusty, and then you get a shower? That is the kind of aroma, that i felt in this beer!!! But it wasnt unpleasant, I would say, that it was rather interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1245) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2017
22 oz bottle pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, oak, roasted malt, coffee. Full bodied, with a nice bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black pour with a beige head. Aroma and taste of liqourice, chocolate, very light smoke, roast and a bit of coffee. Smooth with a full body. Lightly bitter smoked oak finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybuch (299) - 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 (7476) - 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 (1069) - 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 (1925) - 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 (1037) - 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!


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