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RATINGS: 438   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5946) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Light smoky aroma and a nice color, though headless. Amazing how well this porter maintains its great flavor. What a great guy Joe is to bring this beer out at no charge to his fellow beer tasting enthusiasts. A perfect finish to the evening.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Pours dark brown with some sparse tan to light brown bubbles. Smells of chocolate, molasses, some underlying smoky hints, a nice balance of bitterness and some dark fruit. Tastes of nuts, dark chocolate, touches of coffee, some nice fruity elements and a nice balance of roastiness with hints of smoke. One of the best porters I have had. I wish this was a regular release or that I at least had another bottle of it!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Pours black with a two finger khaki head with outstanding lacing. Aroma is of smoke, dark chocolate, roasted malts, dark roast coffee, berries,vanilla, pine, molasses, sweet malts, toffee,and cherries. Taste is similar to the aroma with a lot of nice smoked malts, chocolate, and full city coffee notes. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly dry, long, lingering, smoked finish. Overall, a outstanding imperial porter that is very complex with a nice combination f smoke, chocolate, and coffee notes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1623) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Poured from a 22 Oz bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a pitch black presentation with a tan colored head. The aroma was chocolate, malt and coffee. The taste was a smooth rendition of the aroma. An outstanding beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1634) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2017
@ Budapest. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, ash, chocolate and some hints of ham. The body was medium and the finish rather bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2003
hoppy alcoholic and choclate aroma, dark with a nice khaki head, strong alcohol sweetness into smoky choclate that finishes with roastiness then berry sweetness and lingering grapefruit hoppiness

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2004
Bottled August 2002. Small light-brown frothy head. Dark brown body. Pretty complex aroma... sweet whiskey, light smoke at the start, burnt grain, with some sweet fruit (maybe grape0 and brown sugar. Taste has burnt charcoal followed by a fruity (grape) bitterness (grapefruit) and sweet with brown sugar. Some alcohol burn after a while, but it has a nice smooth and almost creamy/sticky feel. Very good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Special thanks out to Willblake for this absolute gem. Deep brown, tan head. Nice roasty, slight smoke aroma, but you really have to search for the smoke, especially after Fred. Malty smokey smooth carmel flavor with a hop bitterness finish. Really smooth and complex. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator63 (36) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Bold and black, strong and full bodied, malty, slightly fruity, notes of hops, coffee, maybe some pine. Bottle from my cellar, an excellent porter in every way.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oobawa (1078) - Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2017
Bottled 4/6/16. Great googily moogily, what a porter. Aromas pretty much perfect, giving up massive chocolate and coffee notes backed by a hoppy pine undertone and waves of smoke. Looks just as good, dark, dark brown with a jubilant beige head and lace upon lace. Taste starts with a heavy mocha vibe, then gains a caramel-toffee sweetness backed by dried cherry against an oaked vanilla background. Gains a considerable hop bitterness as it progresses, pine-filled and clingy, before hitting a chocolate-java finish touched with hints of smoke and wood. Textures milky smooth without a hint of alcohol. Absolutely delicious.


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