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96
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (2201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle from CostCo of all places. A: Pitch black, cappuccino head, lacing. N: Peppercorn, coffee, earth, bakers chocolate, vanilla, roast, and burnt biscuit. Noticeable pine, some grapefruit from the hops, and an intense amount of wood. T: Quite bitter, very roasty, decently sweet. M: Medium body, no alcohol, fizzy carbonation. O: Like a ramped up version of Black Butte Porter. Very spicy with an African coffee quality. But the oak detracts because theres too much of it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mrnoluv (345) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Light cocoa, coffee, heavy pepper smell, look light is a dark, muddy black, taste is smokey, peppery, charcoal, bitter after the swallow, hint of sweetness. I wish it had a little more sweetness to mellow the strong pepper/bitter coffee notes. Good beer, but could use a little more ABV, would be much better at around 10 ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4733) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle from Albertsons. Just about the time I convince myself Im not that keen on porters, along comes a beauty like this to restore my faith in the style. Milky brown pour with creamy beige head. Aroma leads you into some roast malts, earthy, peaty scents. Taste kicks it up a notch, adding a nice sharp bitterness from the roast grains, with subtle hints of chocolate. Excellent mouthfeel and finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16399) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle @ The Greenwald Residence. Thanks, Jake. Cola colored beer with a khaki head. Intense smoke and roasted malts. Kind of meaty, which is off-putting to me. At least some dark fruits like raisin, black cherry, and plum. Certainly some of those typical roasty notes, coffee, and dark chocolate as well. Actually comes off a little bit acidic as well. Just not a fan of this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
odinstyr (783) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Pours a medium cola brown with a foamy tan head. Smells of smoke, bread, dark fruit, floral hops. Taste is sweet at moderately bitter - smoky, oaky, cocoa

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1727) - - JUN 10, 2016
Bomber. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate, smoke, cherry, coffee and toffee. Pours dark brown with a large light brown head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with roasted malt and chocolate flavors and has a rich body and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with toffee, coffee, cherry and nice smoke that lingers on the palate after. Nice, rich porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle of the re-release picked up at Hop City Birmingham but enjoyed in TN. Dark brown pour with a big, foamy tan head. Dark malt and chocolate in the aroma with a faint whiff of hops. Big porter flavor of dark malt but also aggressively hopped. A fairly "American imperialized" take on a porter. Good and the hops mellow out into some rich milk chocolate as it warms. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OrthoDoc (189) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2016
A smooth, easy drinking porter. Medium to light mouthfeel, no alcohol detected, notes of mainly roasted malts with a little coffee. Didn't get much chocolate. An above average beer but they are better ones out there with more complexity (founders porter comes to mind). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7986) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear ruby black, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is heavy roast, hardwood smoke, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, lightly smoky, roasty, cocoa, hints of vanilla. Medium body, lingering bitterness. Solid Porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8942) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2016
What a nice return. Bomber. Pours a dark brown color with a large beige head. A big sweet malty chocolate and mint nose. Creamy. The flavor is big bitter roast, chocolate, minerals, cherry. Awesome big beer. This is right down my alley.


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