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RATINGS: 419   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7476) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7415) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7239) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7206) - 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.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle: Pitch black, tremendous head, heavy beige, foamy, clingy lacing... looks great 4 years later.   Big dry nose of chalky roasted malts and charred wood.   Very rich malt profile, roasty, slight soy, a bit pungent, with noticeable alcohol.   Smokey, but not as much as the Alaskan version.   For being 4 years old, it still has some legs on it!   Moderate to full bodied, mouthfeel is rich yet somewhat moderate.   Lingering smoked malts, stern roastiness, with a little bit of heat.   I think it has settled down a lot, but it still displays a little bite to it.   The Porter aspect was, and still is, overshadowed by the rich smokiness.   Regardless, a very well crafted brew to be able to last four years.   Big thanks to TChrome for this trade!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (6651) - 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,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6601) - rebro, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2016
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Fruity and malty smell with dark malts, chocolate, sugar and syrup. Similar taste with some dried herbs. Sharp and strong bitterness, too strong to be honest.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Very deep brown hue with a large creamy tan head and very good lace. Malty caramel, chocolate, and smoky aroma. Additional hints of plum, vanilla, espresso, oakwood and pine. Nice and big, in your face, smoky and malty sweet taste. Undertone of apricot, coffee, bitter chocolate, hoppy pine and twinge of alcohol. The smoke stays on the palate long after the brew is gone. Lush and soft mouthfeel accompanied this full-bodied porter. A very well done brew with nice changing complexity during the tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6544) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2016
From a 22 oz. bottle shared at home. Pours a clear deep cola brown with a tan head, Aroma of chocolate and leather. Flavors of tobacco and charred wood. Bitter roast finish.


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