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97
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 420   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
document (36) - USA - FEB 7, 2003
I like the beer. But I agree, perhaps a bit too hoppy. For perfection, anyway. It's well matched by a huge roasted maltiness, and by the end of the bottle, with the concomittent softening of brain cells, I have very warm feelings for the drink. No grim reaper, but maybe a ride with ET on his bicycle through the fields of hop flowers, before landing in a burnt grain silo. Worth cracking open.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1933) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Sample ar brewery. Dark with oatmeal head. Smoked sausage, but I get a little band aid. Flavor is like smoked sausage too.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1359) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (690) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle from Pivn Raj. Dark ruby/brown colour. Beige head. Aroma is intense, smoke, peat, hops, caramel. Taste is roasted, peat, hops. Very high bitterness. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (5283) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle at a tasting. Intense and complex. Roasty, smoky, peaty. Bitter. ABV hidden well. Easy drinking and very tasty. Well balanced. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (8114) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (1761) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2017
Fľaa by rusos. Tmavo jantrov farba, hned slab pena. Vňa karamel, praen slady, jemne den slady. Chuť praen slady, jemne rauchov tny, troku raeliny, alkohol. Červen prezret ovocie. Alkohol v pozad jemne vykka. Prjemn pitie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (3408) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle shared at Bratislava tasting 01/2017, shared by Rusos, thanks. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is smoked, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt. Taste is smoked, ham, medium bitter, dark chocolate, really hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1436) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Roasted Malty smell...too Light in smell though...Super dark appearance...Taste is somewhat bitter with coffee....At flying saucer with John after inakaya with Nora, Ashley and Megan... after new years 16-17

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1515) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Pours very deep red brown with a light tan head. Roasty molasses and honey aroma. Roasty molasses cocoa flavor with some definite hops. Better once I really start to notice the hops.

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,


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