bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a smoky and caramel aroma. Has a moderate smoky flavor with hints of vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt. Dogbrick (13003) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2003
This was a pleasant surprise on a $28 round-trip cab ride from the Anaheim Mariott to the Hollingshead Deli 4.5 miles away. This is another classic from Stone. Thoroughly black with a nice ruby halo and a medium beige head. Aroma is not as smoky as I remember the Smoked Porter being, it is definitely more subdued. Warm flavor of chocolate, licorice and black cherry. Finish is as smooth a suede. Great stuff! Rune (12724) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2017
Poured from a big bottle at Humle & Bier - Craft Beer Festival. Dissipating espresso head, fair lacing, deep black body. Attractive aromas of pine and dark malts with a touch of coffee. Comprehensive, nicely roasted flavours of coffee, black chocolate, and dried fruits. Long-lived roasted malty bitter ending. Well bodied. Enjoying stuff (Shared with Finn, Tromsø 17.03.2017). hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2005
Tasted as part of a vertical including the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Anniversary beer (big thanks to egadzis!). Poured a dark black with red tinges at the edges with a smaller tan head. Aromas of smoke, chocolate and roasted malts. Real nice smokey aroma. Tastes of chocolate and roasted malts. mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Keg at brewdog Shepherd bush. An opaque black coloured pour with a steadfast creamy mid tan head. Aroma is mild roaat, choc, hints of red berries and some alcohol on the nose. Flavour is composed of bitter dark choc, burnt roast, rubber, vanilla cream. Harsh butter acrid roast in the finish. Palate is medium full bodied, medium sweet, bitter finish. Slightly creamy in the mouth. Nice red berries on the flavour as well. Big lingering bitter roast.
slowrunner77 (12030) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2016
i tried to hold off beer 9k for the weekend, but the backlog is growing - so I figured a 100th percentile beer from one of my favorite brewers would suffice. Gotta say - don’t know what the fuss is about on this one. I figured it would be an oak aged amped up smoked porter, but I like the smoked porter significantly more than this one. Nose is nice - oak, berries, light hops and dark malts. Flavor is overly oaky and finishes very dry. The porter part, and except for a slight aftertaste, the smoke part, are covered up too much. Still a pleasant enough beer, but with faults. madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
Bottled: Very dark brown colour. Sweetness, chocolate, malt and light roast in the aroma. Roast, light hops and some cocoacoffee in the flavour. Dry and dusty in the end. This is a little over the top as well as 5.th. anniversary. This must have been one hell of a porter fresh. j12601 (11571) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle at the “Drink for Charity” event at Rattle & Hum thanks to Mike who brought a vertical from 2nd to 12th. Finally one that wasn’t a dead IPA. The porter held up excellently. Pours a deep black with a thick thin white head. Gorgeous aromas of smoke, leather, tobacco, plum, prunes, chocolate. Medium bodied with dark fruit flavors and a touch of chocolate. Finishes with a touch of smoke and roast. This was great. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2016
Draught at the Artturi, Tampere, Finland.
Black color with a mid-size foamy off-white head.
Dark berries, berry juice, darkness, licorice and mild sweetness in the aroma.
The flavor is roasted malt, bitterness, dryness and salty licorice. Balanced. But somehow I'm not impressed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Desverger (11417) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2016
Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö, Sweden (13/08/2016 Colin visit Day2) - pours black with a tan head. Roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste, with chocolate, some coffee, caramel, vanilla, roasted finish. Lovely.