Sregnar35 (1033) - 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 (649) - Washington, 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. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Bottle: Black coffee in color, brown hues, large frothy light beige head, nice brewers lacing. Very roasty aroma, soft smoke, with even a bit of chocolate coming through. Smooth, rich, creamy porter, definite smoke aspect but not in the ashtray sense. Subtle chocolate and coffee round things out nicely. Wonderful body, medium to full mouthfeel, slightly creamy even. A nice hop bite at the back end too! This is a fantastic Porter! jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Chocolate notes and some orange citrus aromas from this impenetrably black porter. A bitter front end and a long, if thin, chocolate and roast coffee palate, and there are some lighter, sweet grain flavors, too. I agree that the smoke is a small part of the flavor profile, but I think that is half the point. Not my favorite porter -- it doesn’t pack much punch and lacks the density of my style favorites.
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.