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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 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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3.5
rosenbergh (11799) - 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

3.6
madsberg (11776) - 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.

4
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Cola, chocolate malt. ash and hay aroma. Black with small head. Mildly sweet lightly earthy/smoky chocolate malt and moderately bitter ash and herbal hay flavor. Good body - a bit lighter than expected. Very nice.

4
hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Malty, smokey and floral nose. Vanilla, toffee and dark chocolate notes. Alcohol and coffee. Huge, rocky, khaki head with excellent lacing. Mostly lasting. The beer is as black as midnight, but when held up to a high power halogen bulb, it’s sparkling clear and a beautiful ruby color. Who cares, right? Someone, somewhere cares and that’s why I mentioned it. Not your average porter. Definitely a left coast porter. Hopped, baby. Hopped, I say. Lightly pungent and moderately bitter up front. Notes of espresso, dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla and a heavy helping of Hops, baby, and warm alcohol on the backside. Full-bodied. Light carbonation with an oily mouthfeel. Long, bitter, dry finish. Lot’s of alcohol, but balanced out nicely, ok, a bit overboard, with the hop addition. Can’t wait for Stone’s 7th Anniversary. Thanks go out to herbjones for this one!

4.7
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2017
Bomber split by 2 @ "D. & E. Tasting #3". Thanks to David! 04/12/2016 bottled. Ridiculously better than Stone Smoked Porter which was far too burned smoked with no balance. This is perfect, complimentary smoke & enough wonderful hops to make an amazing BIPA jealous. Very dark brown / black, thick creamy mocha head. Nose is nice big pine resin hop with some blue cheese hops, perfectly balanced roast, amazing hop; Taste is really good chocolate upfront, mocha, cacao, roast, greatly bitter roast, low hint of burned plastic, amazing bitter pine resin massive hop finish despite the age. Such good balance, those Stone hops. Amazing. Body is bitter, plastic, very thick roast. Really impressive.

3.9
allmyvinyl (11025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black with a long-lasting beige head. Aromas of chocolate, light smoke, roast. Taste is more dark chocolate, roast, molasses. Light sweet finish.

3.8
gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2017
Draught at 3 små rum, Göteborg, on March 30, 2017.
AS "6th Anniversary Porter", likely Berlin brewed.
Clear black color, dark reddish brown in it as well. Big tan head. Sweet, roasted scent. A bit metallic aftertaste first, then roasted, hoppy, bitter taste. Roasted aftertaste. Mineral on the tongue. Bit smooth mouthfeel, a bit fizzy CO2, medium high bitterness.

3.4
Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo webshop. Earlsdon, Coventry on the Stena Hollandica en route to Hoek of Holland, Thursday 22nd September 2016 Dark chestnut in colour but with a ruby hue, a small light beige head sits atop. Quite a hoppy burst but with an underlying softness and smokey edge. Some bitter chocolate and coffee but green hops come through, I have to say I find the bitterness a bit rough and it’s a little unbalanced. Maybe I will like it a bit more as I get through this. A6 A4 T7 P4 OV13 3.4

4
alexsdad06 (10817) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, mild smokey character, chocolate, earthy bitterness, hint of berries, this is a solid revisiting of what was a very good beer.

4.1
marcus (10680) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 8, 2016
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Near black with a thick tan head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes chocolate, dark molasses, coffee and oak. Quite smoky.


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