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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2005
22 oz bottle from Windy City El Cajon. Poured deep brown with a decent tan head that quickly shrank to a ring. Did ok in the lacing department. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors kicked up a bit with the same then add some coffee, hoppy bitterness, alcohol and a dusty finish. Another great Stone Beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Pour is black with a thin tan head...smell is alcohol, smoke, vanilla, coffee...taste is coffee and alcohol...rich mouthfeel...cocoa came out as it warmed...much tastier than the regular porter...Thanks Tchrome!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a thick tan lasting head with good lacing on the glass. Slightly smokey malt aroma with sweet chocolaty notes and a slight bitterness. Smokey malt flavor with bitter sweet notes and a touch of chocolate. the finish is bitter and smokey. Medium to full bodied and relatively smooth.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (2380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Aromas are very earthy, like tree bark. Black with a fairly lasting off-white head. Dry, earthy, bitterness is almost tannic feeling. Full bodied.

4.3
   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!

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 (2311) - 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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