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RATINGS: 447   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (4707) - 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 (1091) - 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 (2867) - 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 (635) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockey9930 (279) - - OCT 5, 2016
Black with two fingers of dark tan head. Aroma is a bit smokey with dark roasted malts. Taste is roasty, earthy, and woody with a little black coffee bitterness. Heavy bodied and fairly thick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (1038) - ITALY - OCT 2, 2016
On tap. Black with creamy beige head. Roasted malt aroma,chocolate, licorice, alcohol. Sweet malt flavour, chocolate, roasted, alcohol. Roasted finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, caramel, burnt malts and bready yeast. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, creamy, slightly sweet and very full bodied. Heavy brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (644) - seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle from beer junction. Nice hazelnut and chocolate flavors. Little bit of smoke and a little bit of hops. Quite nice. Could drink a lot of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3758) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
Pours black with almost no head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, roasted nuts, slight vanilla, brown sugar. Taste is roasted and chocolatey with a very nice balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is quite light bodied with medium carbonation

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