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99
96
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 440   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7844) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7594) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (but not opaque). Aroma is moderately hoppy (grapefruit), moderately malty (dark chocolate, toasted dark bread, roasted grain), with a note of cask wood and smoke. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is heavily bitter, lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent, lightly alcoholic. Also known as Stone Grapefruit Porter. The oak smell is readily apparent, but the smoke is about as timid as the regular Stone porter. Ultimately, its the overhopped quality that kills this one for me, as I prefer hops to take a [distant] back seat in porters and stouts. Quite sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (7551) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2017
Black as the deepest dungeon, and a fine tan head. Good lacing also. Fine intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a smooth fine carbonation level. Mellow and fine sweetness, and fine bitterness to back it up. Chocolate, roasted barley, mild smoke and espresso in the flavor. Solid nice evening sipper.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham; opaque black pour with a bubbly love guy beige head, aroma has dark fruits and chocolate, taste has dark berries, a hint of smoke, coffee and dark bitter chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bomber for a little celebration. Poured coppery deeper brown with only a dusting of beige. The aroma was rich with darker chocolate and molasses supporting ashy smoke and darker, earthy spices.. aged oak and alcohol warmth on the back. The flavor opened with lightly sour smoke and oaky notes rolling into well-roasted dark chocolate, molasses, and light soy on the middle.. smoke had a wet ash character around.. bitterness was light and coffee-inspired.. decadent flourless cake-like chocolate and smoke on the finish. Medium-bodied with little carbonation on the palate.. spicy and warm, with ideal influence from the smoke and the oak.. aged very, very gracefully!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7276) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 21, 2003
Already very traditional/characteristically landmark of Stone - hopy spruce -juniper aroma. Honestly this brew was not really to the full extend porter like. Not to thick, high oh hops that worked out nicely. Very specific to the West Coast, interesting, different.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2004 5/12/2004: Still rich, roasty and sweet with the dark fruit complexity of an imperial stout. Hops have mellowed significantly, as has any hint of smoke. Smooth balanced and enjoyable, this has aged well, and should continue for years to come. 3/4/2003: Rich, deep opaque color with a sandstone head that laces well. Caramel chocolate malt aroma with western hop character. Flavor has good complexity, dark fruit, and a robust, viscous, somewhat silky body. Very drk and bitter for a porter, but this helps to mask the high alcohol. You could've fooled me that this was a smoke beer, because I didn't notice any smokiness whatsoever.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (7049) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
Bomber from web SB cons 2016-12-28 Gteborg AR: hard roasted malt, dark chocolate AP: dark brown, wee brown foam F: hard roasted, dark chocolate, dry, liqurice, wee vanilla, warming feeling,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finn (7039) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2017
Fra flaske p Humle & Bier 17 Mar 17. Svart. Lavt mokkafarget skum. Aroma av lakris. Smaken trr. Mest lakris. Syrlig ettersmak.


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