atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Slightly see through with reds and a tan head. Smokey and sweet malt aroma. Dark roasted malt flavors. Great big flavors. Smokey and chocolate with some nice bitterness to ballance. LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2005
LOL leave it to stone to apologize about the Smoke (or lack thereof) in their Smoked porter. A decent porter nonetheless, which is surprising coming from Stone. For a real smoked porter Alaskan Brewing Company has a winner. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 4, 2005
draft at publick house brookline. Pours a nice rich black color with foamy tan head. Nose is not very smokey, but has some chocolate and malty notes. Taste is chocolaty and malty again but with very little smokeyness to it. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
Coffee, chocolate aroma, deep brown, nice toffee head. Roasted coffee flavour, with some chocolate and liquorice too. Full bodied, bitter and bold. Terrific offering, as per usual for this Brewery, but I didnt get any smoke? BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Bomber. Pours a deep dark brown, almost black but holding it to a light reveals reddish/brown hues on the edges. Head was medium sized and tan colored that lasted and lasted. Aroma was of chocolate, roasted barley with some caramel/toffee sweetness looming. If there is smoke in the aroma, it is very subtle. Flavor of crystal malt sweetness, toffee, chocolate and roasted barley upfront with maybe a hint of coffee. Develops a subtle smoked malt flavor along with a dry coffee flavor in the finish. Hops play a bittering role in the balance of this beer as I get none in the flavor or aroma. Mouthfeel was full bodied, fuller than most/all porters I’ve tried with a silky smooth finish. Excellent beer and though I was expecting more smoke, the beer overall completely makes up for it.
ABUSEDGOAT (2795) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Black pour with a moderate head. Not motor oil dark, but dark enough. Last time I had this I could barely pick out any smoke, this time it was easy. Also notes of chocolate, roast, coffee and a faint hint of vanilla. Nothing too daring here, pretty enjoyable. Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Bottle: Dark black, big hilly/rocky head, slowly diminishing. Roasted malt nose, some brown toast and faint choco-smoke. Flavor isn’t as in your face smoke dominated, which is good, they let it sit in the back and compliment other flavors, chocolate, roasty/toasty, bitterness is in there too. A nice thickness, not a heavy coater, but feels good in the mouth. Sregnar35 (1032) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Another great Stone creation. Great in your face flavor, nice color, great aroma. pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Big bottle. Dark ale, thin tan head. Rich malty aroma, no smoke, some chocolate. Full flavored - more like a stout than a porter; again easy on the smoke, some peat, no burnt black patent malts. Great creamy mouth feel. cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2005
See, this is where uncomprising craftmanship gets you. Supoib beer, as usual, from Stone. Porter-like sweetness with stouty roastiness. I’ve got a thing for Porters lately, what with 3 Floyd’s Alpha Klaus garnering a rare 5/5. So I was in the mood. Plus my pro-Stone biases are showing through. All my numbers here are biased, but this sheeit is still really damn good. Truly perfect mouthfeel, I mean that. Crisp and throaty, and mouth-roofy. Full and chewy. Roasty aroma is lovely but not intense. Only gets better as you gulf this stuff down and get more loaded; Stone knows what it’s doing with these 22-oz thingys. Even better than that Riesling I had last night. Standout beer. Remarkable. Alas, Charlize Theron isn’t available for boinking. But as some consolation, at least Stone Smoked Porter is available for drinking.