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RATINGS: 442   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4160) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2016
On tap at the Brass Rail in OFallon, Mo. IT poured a dark brown color with an off- white head. The aroma was of smoke, roasted malts and light caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with more smoke, roasted malts, caramel, licorice, bitter hops and some alcohol. It was medium bodied with soft carbonation. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franzen (546) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2016
Woody aroma, hints of smoke. Wood in the taste as well together with some roastiness and maltiness. Big bitter finish. Creamy smooth texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2930) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, but clear around the edges, mahogany with a 2-finger khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of smokey malt, roasted coffee, caramel, roasted malt and a little chocolate. Taste of heavily roasted bitter coffee, chocolate, smokey roasted malt, dark fruit and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation. There is no ash tray smokiness here. It's more of the peaty-style smokiness. Although, I wouldn't describe the taste as peaty. Nice balance of bitter, smokey and malty flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3143) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Dark pour with a firm and lingering tan head. A blanket of light smoke covers a roasted malt and pine hop filled Porter. Some chocolate and earthy notes round it out. Medium bodied. Almost a black IPA but they showed just enough restraint to keep it drinkable. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (4468) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is mild sweet followed by a roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (4621) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2016
19-OCT-2016, draft @Taphouse. Brown with a tan head. Very bitter, roasted, burnt, touch of smoke, caramel, spice, coffee. Lively carbonation, bitter, burnt roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (1015) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 16, 2016
Hoppy with toast and roasty malts. Very bitter both hoppy and of a coffee kind of bitterness. Huge chunky beer. Tons of hops big heavy beer. Classic hop forward Stone beer. Minimal chocolate in the finish mostly bitter resin and piney hops. Filling and tasty but I miss the malt taste, this is more like a black ipa than porter to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle from Sprouts: So I remember tasting this beer 5 or 6 years after it had been bottled and I always considered myself so lucky to have tasted this beer even if it had years of aging. Kind of sucks how Ratebeer deleted my rating when they changed the database alias to this new beer. Aroma is mild with an undeniable scent of coffee bean and chocolate but I also pick up a whiff of whoppers chocolate malt balls. The flavor is initially bitter and I was not sure if it was from acidic hops or roasted malts that bring about flavors of bitter coffee or chocolate, however, the sprinkle of sweetness round out the robustness of this rich porter. Happy to re-visit this Anniversary ale with a fresh bottle because this beer definitely tasted better fresh, so thanks Stone!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2807) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Tap at Sedona. Chocolate licorice aroma. Flavor is heavy chocolate, light smoke, bottom of the pot coffee. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (628) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2016
BOTTLE. (BO041216). Dark pour with big fluffy cola head.. Big malty nose with dark choc & pepper qualities.. Solid dark toasty malt body, some coconut, dark chocolate bitter finish.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

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