overall
99
96
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 426   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8616) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted and moderate smoked malts, some chocolate sweetness, and lingering charred bitterness. Fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8532) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, ash, chocolate and some hints of ham. The body was medium and the finish rather bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (8512) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 8, 2016
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is light smoke, roasty malt, light caramel. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a big hop bitter, liqourice, light smooth alcohol, light dry coffee, spicy smoke palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Amazing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (8415) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Black pour under a thin foamy light khaki hued head. Earthy roasted black malt on the nose, and a smokey touch. Smokey flavor as well. Earthy smokey black malt, and a light earthy bitterness. Nothing much to love here, unless youre keen on very smokey and earthy dry, bitter porters.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8392) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2016
This cool 22oz encore bomber pours with a deep mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up roasty malts, a bit of burnt malts, some molasses like sweetness and then a faint dark fruity ester sensation. The taste is nice and bold and integrated with roasty malts, burnt malts, chocolate malts, a woody spicy maltiness and then this gets sweetened up some by a malty slightly molasses like sweetness. This has firm malt roastiness and then toward the finish picks up slivers of sweet dark fruity esters to add just that little extra something. A few more sips and it feels like theres a faint sense of smokiness going on as well. Solid robust porter. So glad it was brewed again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (8165) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle kindly shared by rusos, many thanks. Dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate. Taste, peated malt, roastiness, chocolate, alcohol. Very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle thanks to the great people at the Bruery tasting. Pours with a dark brown body with no head. Aroma of dark fruits, tar, figs, caramel, dates, chocolate, oak and nuts. Taste of nuts, yeast, chocolate, and oak. Syrupy mouthfeel and light carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Draft at SB. Imperial Porter rating #100 (until they arbitrarily re-classify another one, which is bound to happen...) and its hard to imagine a better choice for a milestone rate within the style. Was always a classic. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy tan head that sticks around pretty much for the duration. Big dark chocolate, campfire, roast, toasty black bread crust, and coffee nose. Pretty much all the goodness you would expect from a rich thick dark beer with a heavy malt base. Creamy thick body with moderate soft carb. Roasty, chocolatey, coffee-ish mid palate with hints of campfire. Beautiful balance of sweet, smoky, dry, roasty, and accenting characteristics. Great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7637) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
At SAVOR 2016. Poured a dark ruby brown color with an off-white head. Aroma was some earthy notes, bakers chocolate, pine resin. A bit too roasty, bitter chocolate for my liking unfortunately, making this an interesting experience, but not something Id probably seek out again, Im glad theyre doing this series though, revisiting some old brews. Keep it up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7582) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear ruby black, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is heavy roast, hardwood smoke, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, lightly smoky, roasty, cocoa, hints of vanilla. Medium body, lingering bitterness. Solid Porter.


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