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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10999) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Malty, smokey and floral nose. Vanilla, toffee and dark chocolate notes. Alcohol and coffee. Huge, rocky, khaki head with excellent lacing. Mostly lasting. The beer is as black as midnight, but when held up to a high power halogen bulb, it’s sparkling clear and a beautiful ruby color. Who cares, right? Someone, somewhere cares and that’s why I mentioned it. Not your average porter. Definitely a left coast porter. Hopped, baby. Hopped, I say. Lightly pungent and moderately bitter up front. Notes of espresso, dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla and a heavy helping of Hops, baby, and warm alcohol on the backside. Full-bodied. Light carbonation with an oily mouthfeel. Long, bitter, dry finish. Lot’s of alcohol, but balanced out nicely, ok, a bit overboard, with the hop addition. Can’t wait for Stone’s 7th Anniversary. Thanks go out to herbjones for this one!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1459) - Montana, USA - MAR 30, 2003
Big raisin dryed plum nose to it with great head. Deep dark coffee roasted malt flavor knocks you on your butt, with a finish that won't leave you.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Pours very black with large initial frothy beige/brown head. Aroma is toast and malt. Initialy sweet and malty, then smoke, then a dry somewhat hoppy yet creamy finish. Leaves a definite smoke and hop bite aftertaste that lasts for a long time. Not really getting the vanilla they describe, but I'm trying. Not sure how to compare to the regular Stone Porter, so I will sample again. Have to admit that at this time, I am style challenged..... Very good beer with wonderful flavors.

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   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2003
This one pours dark black with a thick head and good retention. Aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Smoke is way in the back. Full bodied and slightly syrupy. More like an Imperial Stout in my opinion. Very smooth and alcohol is well disguised by the roasty sweet malt. This is one heavy Porter bordering on a Stout. Has a slight bitter and dry finish. Thanks to CaptainCougar for bestowing upon me this wonderful brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2005 An essentially black body with a short-lived tan head. Dry charcoal-y aroma with a dark sweet presence right underneath it, smells like blueberry and apricot. Rose petals at the end of the aroma. Big malty flavor and that same dry charcoal wraps up with grapefruit tartness. Dark apricot notes in the malty start. The finish has more charcoal dust combined with porterish tartness. I enjoyed this beer a lot but I found the smoked element to be distracting.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9936) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Draft at Dutchs. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, mild smokey character, chocolate, earthy bitterness, hint of berries, this is a solid revisiting of what was a very good beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (5034) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at McGillicuddys, Williston, VT. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a slim off white to tan foamy head that quickly dissipated. Light lacing. The smell started off with some sweet meaty smokiness. Light roast. Edged with some sweet milk chocolate and some dark chocolate as well. The taste was moderately sweet adding in a light dry woodiness, subtle vanilla, and roasted coffee beans. Semi-sweet to roasty aftertaste - nice. Moderately sweet and roasty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels good for what it is - somewhat low which is good because the bitterness hits my tongue just as I had hoped it would. Overall, fantastic Imperial Porter hitting all of the right spots. Would love to have again.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smithld1 (263) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Half. Brewdog. Licorice, smoke, bitterness. Really good stuff. Doesnt smell too intense but tastes great.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Re-Rate:adjusting the numbers after a second bottle.Didnt know what to expect from this one.Almost black color.Head is frothy and mocha colored.Aroma is dominated by hops but has some roastiness,alcohol,peat,wood,and a hint of smoke.Fresh and clean aroma.Palate is full and silky.Those who think it is watery,your beer is too cold,fool!This beer has a chocolate flavor that tastes like a end piece of chocolate cake.The wood is more noticable in flavor than smoke.Vinous,chocolate are followed by huge bitter,sweet,flavors.Finish is huge hoppiness,and a little alcohol.About 70 degrees right now and is perfect.Alcohol is very warming but not overpowering.A little hoppy for the style(whatever it may be),but I sure liked it.


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