Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
I am one of the minority I guess! I am not getting smoked, ( very very faint)! I am tasting the usual American interpretation of the Porter style which is much too sweet!! Color is great , head is fine but it is about as subtle as a crutch!! footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2005
I have to say that after having an Alaskan Smoked Porter a few weeks ago I am totally let down with this.There was no comparison.This was slighly fragrant of roasted malts but no smokiness at all and the flavor was more like weak porter. MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown pour, hints of dark red around the edges, generous light tan head that left good lacing behind. Aroma is slightly smoky, some roasty malt notes to complement. Flavor is mostly smoky, some earthy flavors in there too, roasty, and a nice bitter note as it finishes. Medium bodied, carbonation and smoky flavor leaves a pleasant sensation in my mouth. Overall, another solid Stone beer. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2005
This is a really nice porter with a nice light blend of smokiness to it without being overdone. Pours a very dark brown showing red highlights near the edges and a tall light tan head. Very smooth with chocolate up front and a nice hopped finish to balance it out. MolsonMan (58) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Pours black. With a tan head, that disappears quickly. Well balanced, smooth driniking, smokey favor. Alcohol is hidden.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2005
bottle obtained in Phoenix six months ago and I have to say...it held up quite well. Deep dark black colour with a small mocha head. great aroma: coffee, chocolate, licorice, raisins, and only the slightest hint of smoke. flavour is big and chocolatey and fairly well rounded. silky smooth. some smoke notes in the middle. this is a great porter. Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Out of a bomber, nice deep dark almost black color, tan foamy head never fully disappears. NIce aroma, smoked maltiness hints of chocolate. Nice even mouthfeel not too thick or too watery. Nicely balanced not too malty or hoppy. Finish is smooth with a bit of coffee. I really enjoyed this would like to have somemore on hand. herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Cant believe it took me so long to rate this one. Anyways, Deep brown pour sitting under a cocoa colored head. Very slight smokiness to the nose which doesnt seem to make its way through to the flavor. Still a decent porter, just would have liked a little more. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Dark brown color with a touch of red. Nice tan head with some staying power. A bit heavy on the hops for my taste, but a very enjoyable brew nonetheless. hrhchristine (1) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2005 does not count
I hoped my love for smoked chipotle peppers and a good porter would make this a favorite. Maybe I just have an unsophisticated palate, but this tastes like bacon-flavored beer.