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RATINGS: 479   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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3.9
bytemesis (9510) - 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.

3.8
3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Black with brown head. Smokey aroma containing coffe, milk, and caramel. This stuff is fairly rich, very hopped with a large smoked chocolate character. Harsh on the palate, but nicely balanced with the sweet smokey chocolate and coffee flavor.

3.8
Cuso (8950) - 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.

4.1
Ibrew2or3 (8913) - 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 there’s a faint sense of smokiness going on as well. Solid robust porter. So glad it was brewed again.

3.5
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, 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 I’d probably seek out again, I’m glad they’re doing this series though, revisiting some old brews. Keep it up.

3.9
Cunningham (8529) - 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
RichTheVillan (8457) - 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
AndySnow (8311) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, liquorice, roasted malt, some hops.
Body: Full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, some coffee.

3.5
Finn (8305) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2017
Fra flaske på Humle & Bier 17 Mar 17. Svart. Lavt mokkafarget skum. Aroma av lakris. Smaken tørr. Mest lakris. Syrlig ettersmak.

3.6
Nisse666 (8153) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
Bomber from web SB cons 2016-12-28 Göteborg AR: hard roasted malt, dark chocolate AP: dark brown, wee brown foam F: hard roasted, dark chocolate, dry, liqurice, wee vanilla, warming feeling,


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