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RATINGS: 2447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A rich, dark and delicious porter with chocolate and coffee overtones accented by a subtle smokiness from just the right amount of peat smoked malt. Unlike a rauchbier, the "smoke" in Stone Smoked Porter is an ELEMENT of the character rather than being THE character. -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2005
The nose and and initial flavour of this beer almost ruined it. My first scent of this was of smoked fish left in the sun - not a good start. However, I persisted with it, despite the rather nasty scent. It improved as it came up to room temperature, increasing in stature, taste, and depth. The smoked flavour actually tapered off, a good thing in my book. It became quite chocolatety and had a nice bitterness. Pretty good, but I nearly poured it for the smell alone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2005
This stuff smells rich. Toffee and coffee, nice carbonation on the intake, a little dry and sweet, it sticks with you. A real great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Deep dark brown with a stiff but soft tan head and good lacing. Chocolate, toffee, vanilla, malt & just a hint of smoke in the aroma. Flavors followed and complimented the aromas perfectly. A liitle more smoke in the finish but the smoke compliments all of the other well balanced notes. Plenty of rich roasted malt as well. Alcohol well hidden and a firm hoppy clean finish to round things out. This is a great porter, period.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Pours dark brown light white head thin lacing. Great smell of roasty, chocolate, coffee and a big smoke smell. Thick beer with long lasting aftertaste. Tastes sweet with a slight bitter chocolate/coffee taste. Smell and taste is amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1611) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with bubbly, fluffy and creamy tan head that left plenty of lace. Aroma is strongly of coffee, some chocolate, malts and vanilla extract. Plenty of coffee in the taste too. Smokey. Taste begins pretty sweet and finishes with a hoppy bitterness. Just a tad of alcohol is present in taste. I was gonna say this was thin but I had mistaken it for a stout. As it is, its one of the richest porters Ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2005
22oz bottle, Ive had it sitting around for 9months or so at least. pours dark brown with a nice little tan head on it. Just like that photo on this site! Smokey, chocolate, roasted aroma. Smoke isnt overpowering and I dont get that ham/bacon thing. Smoke a little more pronounced in the flavor, but still, it does serve as a compliment to the chocolate, toffee, malty flavors that are the core of this somewhat decadent beer. Firm hopping on this thing...it aint sweet, but bitter pine. Nicely done, everything seems to be in balance. Rich, hearty, one of the best porters Ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
57.5F. Dark, dark - pinot? Its got that beautiful odd, burnt sienna color from smokey malts as I pour. It cascades (!!!), a big bonus. Froth sits on top like a toasted marshmallow. Its resting in the mug dark with a pinot glow. Smells like a dark, sweet cigar. Ummm. Raspberries crushed with the burnt end of a fire poking stick made out of the tip of a Christmas tree. Chew on some pine sap, nibble on some rosemary, and nosh on some organic spinach. Finishes with herbal minerals, hence the spinach. Its got a silky mouthfeel to it, and - marshmallowy. Dang, thats good. It makes me want to grill an assinine-ly huge ribeye, and serve it with a side of pintos, and smokey New Mexican red chile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guitarsessions (21) - Crestline, California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2005 Nice beer. Never had a smoked beer before. I thought it would be like drinking bbq or something. This was really nice. It had a good bitter hoppy flavor... and the smoke wasnt over powering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 23, 2005
Deep amber brown with a thick offwhite head. Great roasted nose with light smoke quality, nothing like the Rauchbiers Ive had. Med to light in the mouth at first with a richness setting in as I swallow, overall med-dry. Burnt toast flavors with some light fruit hidden in there and a light smokiness that melds with the roasted malt instead of sticking out on its own. I might not have thought this was a smoked beer at first and in the end I think that is what makes this one so damn tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
regal (23) - Ringgold,Ga., USA - JAN 9, 2005
Very dark brown almost black.Had a nice tan bubbly head.Small amount of lace.The smell started out with strong berries,somewhat like bubble gum,then I sensed chocolate and malt.In the taste the first thing I noticed was the smoke,and the smoke taste is nice and smooth.It is well balanced in with the other flavors of chocolate,coffee, and malt. It has a medium-heavy body with light carbonation.This is a very good beer and does seem to have more of a punch then the stated 5.9 ABV.

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