Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2017 Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Feel the burn baby! I’m still not sure about this one. First impression was too much alcohol burn, and way too hopped up for a Smoked Porter. Took me along time to even finish it. I love Stone’s brews, High ABV and Loads of Hops/malt so of course this would be a perfect combination I thought. Well - it just didn’t do it for me. 2nd and 3rd time trying it I enjoyed it a little more, but just not a well balanced, or very enjoyable brew overall as what I had come to expect from Stone. That being said, it is still a great beer that ranks high on my list however and will enjoy quite a few over the next few months, and years when maybe it will mellow abit
Bottle: Poured a clear deep brown color porter with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light caramel notes is quite enticing. Taste is a good mix of roasted malt with some caramel notes with a light dry finish. Body is about average with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Easy drinking porter with just the right amount of complexities. GRM (4051) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on my birthday 2017; eye: liquorice, opaque, thin sheet of brown head that turns into a ring, average lacing; nose: coffee, roasting, bittering hops, slight caramel; mouth: coffee, roasting, bittering hops, light caramel, astringency, acidity, lightly dry finale in coffee with presence of chocolate, full body, average carbonation, surprisingly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
77ships (9828) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2017
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée à ma fête 2017; œil : noire, opaque, mince couverture de mousse brune qui se transforme en un anneau, dentelle moyenne; nez : café, torréfaction, houblon amérisant, très léger caramel; bouche : café, torréfaction, houblon amérisant, léger caramel, astringence, acidité, finale légèrement sèche en café avec présence de chocolat, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, curieusement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien
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. AlainG (2248) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2017
La mousse s’amourache de la paroi du verre en s’y collant. Un nez de vanille, de café, de grains grillés, de tire-éponge, de bois brûlé et de charbon. Les saveurs sont un condensé de toutes les particularités olfactives. Du chocolat au lait s’ajoute dans le décor. C’est soyeux, c’est collant et c’est une dégustation vraiment agréable. (Emb. 04/12/16) (2245-070717) simontomlinson (374) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Thin beige head left a cover on a still dark brown body.
Malt caffeine & berry dry aroma.
Medium body. Creamy. Smooth sharp & tangy on back.
Dark sour berries, malt, cream, coffee, demerara, roasted.
wojanex (245) - warszawa, POLAND - JUN 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2017 Butelka 2016. Nic poza wymiotną goryczą, może lekka soja. Albo ja miałem słabszy dzień albo temu piwu czas nie służy. MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2017
This is Stone’s special 20th Anniversary release of their 6th Anniversary Porter - er, that’s a tad confusing. Stone doesn’t phone it in for their anniversary releases, that much is clear. This bottle had several months of age on it. Near-black color. Roasty, smoky, and earthy nose with some soy sauce. Roasted malt, smoke, dark chocolate, licorice, burnt cream, earth, herbal tobacco, and umami flavors. Feel is rich and hearty. Booze taste is cleverly hidden - you do feel a bit of heat. It’s a straightforward Imperial Porter but an excellent one. HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2017
A- Savory, roasty, leather, char, soy sauce, oak.
A- Black color, black liquid, beige head.
T- Roasty, dry, char, bitter, leather, tobacco, oak.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- At well over a year old this was still heavily bitter. I can’t imagine it fresh. A bit of a chalky finish and loaded with roasted tobacco and dry leather. The finish was just too bitter and chalky. Not my favorite in a style I love. solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Smoky and some caramel like a collection of unhealthy habits. Black pour with decent head and lacing. Bitter and roasty finish. Dark chocolate. Good balance. Tap at city taphouse. androman (2332) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2017
1pt 6fl oz bottle at home from De Caigny, Belgium. Nose is roasted malt, peat, smoky. Body is clear nearly black, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, cardboard. No sweetness, heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy and roasty heavy bitter. Medium to full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Relative easy, very bitter, interesting, nice one.