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RATINGS: 455   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 porter’s distinctive smokiness and amplified its chocolate and roast coffee flavors while also adding subtle notes of toffee, cherries, dried berries and vanilla. We’re proud to give those who missed out—as well as those who didn’t—a fresh shot at experiencing this smoky, dark-as-night wonder.

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3.7
legion242 (2348) - 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.

3.7
NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2016
Svart öl med ett mörkbeige skum. Doft av rostad malt, choklad och lättare asktoner. I smaken tillkommer karamell, lätt kryddighet och kakao.

4
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
obxdude10 (2324) - 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

3.9
Imaena (2322) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. This is a smoke bomb of a porter with loads of roasted malts and coffee undertones.

3.9
androman (2322) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
1pt 6fl oz bottle at home from De Caigny, Belgium. Nose is roasted malt, peat, smoky. Body is clear nearly black, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, cardboard. No sweetness, heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy and roasty heavy bitter. Medium to full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Relative easy, very bitter, interesting, nice one.

3.9
rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2016
Overall: Sweet syrup, dark fruits, some bitter chocolate. Toast.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. Reviewed 2016-10-31.

3.5
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle from CostCo of all places. A: Pitch black, cappuccino head, lacing. N: Peppercorn, coffee, earth, baker’s 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 there’s too much of it.

3.9
csaso (2284) - Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Bottle - big dark tan thick head, very dark Amber/brown color, big roasty and chocolatey aroma and flavor, creamy finish, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
I’d been hoping to hang on to this bottle for a bit, but for some reason, it just felt right to crack this out tonight. Maybe I just needed an extra excuse for happiness... Pours out a deep, dark black, utterly impenetrable, with only the slightest cracks seeping out slight ruby reddishness, with a big, blooming, luscious tan head. Aroma: ah! there’s that smokey factor, big, but not too, with cocoa and mocha character as well, very smooth, never a bit bitter at all. Taste: repeats the aroma, smokey character is there, all the way, as well as porter-y qualities in abundant, but not overwhelming supply. Richly roasted, fully flavored, immense in body, very mellow and groovy, with the smoke sitting relaxedly, yet firmly in charge and on top of the palate. As we continue, it settles back, this smokiness, it hangs on the back porch, still wafting it’s effect, but never harshly. After 16 months since the bottling this must be just the height of perfection. There can’t be a thing wrong with this. Fullness, no harshness, yet with a unique flavor that never sticks you wrongly. Yum. Have I said that yet? Yum, and I’ll say it again, yum-my. I’m just gonna sit back and luxuriate in this one. Oh, nice, nicety, niceness!


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