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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2442) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2016
This rate is dedicated to Rush. Number 2112. Encore! Bomber. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, fig, light smoke. Flavor is dark chocolate, overextracted coffee, oak, smoke. A bit too much bitterness in the finish for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2433) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2016
Fruity aroma. Fruity and bitter taste. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Really good beer. Follow me @ Kung av l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2414) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 28, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Stone 6th Anniversary Porter by Stone Brewing at Jabeerwocky Deska. Malo wedxonki o dziwo. Kawa. Lekko. Niestety czuc alko mocno. Ale najs

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Amazing porter with a big hop kick. Pours black with a 2 inch brown head. Thick roasted coffee and chocolate on the sides of the tongue and a hot stripe of hops right down the middle. The palate seemed extremely creamy - that was unexpected and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2378) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Bomber from Costco. Aroma is roasty, chocolaty, vanilla, bready, minerals, licorice, light smoke, tobacco/leather. Pours black with a thin beige head that falls after a minute; second pour reveals a nice tan head with excellent retention. Taste is roasty and extremely bitter for style with flavors of licorice, coffee, light smoke; a good belch reveals flavors of green danky hops. Its good, but it would be better without the aggressive bitterness, but this is Stone after all and to be expected. Edit: the smoke character increases as it warms in the glass.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2003 An unbelievable hoppy nose. I like it a whole lot. I didn't let this puppy cool down much after the ride home in my briefcase, yet, I just can't get as much roastiness as I would want, as much fundamental porterness, through the hops. I like hops as much as the next guy, but you can't get the rest of the beer too well compared to Bear Rep. Black Stout, for example, where it is highly hopped but still super stoutlike. Am I making sense?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2003
Black; decent head with good density; mild choclate notes in the nose. Immediate dark coffee hit. Like sucking on some beans. Nice mouthfeel. Alcohol tastes good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Thanks to beerdrenched for supplying this tasty treat, and to vyvvy and thegreenrooster for a great RB tasting. 22oz bottle. Thick and dark brown with mild reddish highlights. Spotty tan head. Plummy, pruny alcohol nose. Cinnamon, anise, cocoa, smokey and musty. Full and slick. Finish is smooth with a mild smokey note. Bitter with a nice burn. Nice retention, but it has apparently mellowed. Still very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (2296) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Black in color, generous tan head, a slight smokiness in the nose, full in the body, toasted notes in the flavors along with chocolate, milk & just a touch of vanilla, a bit of a burnt finish, great porter


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