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RATINGS: 441   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2016
Overall: Sweet syrup, dark fruits, some bitter chocolate. Toast.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. Reviewed 2016-10-31.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Id 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! theres 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 its effect, but never harshly. After 16 months since the bottling this must be just the height of perfection. There cant 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 Ill say it again, yum-my. Im just gonna sit back and luxuriate in this one. Oh, nice, nicety, niceness!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (2250) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2016
Svart l med ett mrkbeige skum. Doft av rostad malt, choklad och lttare asktoner. I smaken tillkommer karamell, ltt kryddighet och kakao.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2005
Dusty body. No head. Sweet, malty chocolate finish with strong notes of coffee. A very delicious porter with a nice texture and complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (2215) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (2197) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle from CostCo of all places. A: Pitch black, cappuccino head, lacing. N: Peppercorn, coffee, earth, bakers 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 theres too much of it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2195) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Pours a creamy black with a light tan head. alcohol and dark fruit and chocolate nose that is a bit musty. taste is a nice chocolate roast with an almost unnoticeable hop level. finish has a touch of metallic but also a nice roasted coffee and vanilla flavor. Thanks for sharing TChrome

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2004 Opaque and nearly jet black except for some amber highlights on the edges. Large frothy beige head that diminished perfectly. Aroma of charcoal, malt, and alcohol. Caramel flavor and light smoky, somewhat sweet finish that endures. An excellent, rich, full-bodied porter that kept getting better with each sip. I love this beer and the fact that it lingered in my area for circa 2 years after its release.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2155) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2016
An intensely hoppy dark malt beer, more black IPA than imperial porter but perhaps with some age the malt would come through more clearly. Still very good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2002
Instantly hoppy aroma, woody notes, slightly roasted, fruity with noticeable alcohol. Palate is smooth and creamy, disturbed only by the hoppy aftertaste. Alcohol warmth come in immediately on the palate, while the hops are strong in the aftertaste when served cold. As it warms complexities of chocolate, fruit and a faint smokiness come through. Pretty strong and hoppy for a porter, but then should I expect it any other way?


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