nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Pours black with an off-white head, almost identical to the picture. Wonderful crisp taste despite being such a dark beer. I can definitely taste hints of chocolate and cafe flavors. Slight burnt taste that complements the subtle overtones. Smooth brew...def. a good job by stone. At only 2.99 for 1.6 pints at trader joeís, itís a beer worth trying. run20six2 (123) - USA - AUG 21, 2004
A very good tasting beer. Very dark yet not a noticable taste of alcohol. Not too much aftertaste, but plenty of flavor. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 19, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2004 Pours a very standard porter black, transparent towards the edges. Aroma is candy toffee, and malt. Small off-white head. Taste is thick and syrupy on the mouth, with tastes of coffee, choclate, and a very roasted, "campfire" taste to it. An amazing beer, thanks to INDIANA RED for this tasty brew! mjg74 (3093) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Pours very dark, but I can still see through it a little. Nice sweet roasted malt aroma. A little chocolate as well. Smooth body. Quite a roasty flavor. Some bitter coffee flavor, as well as a bit of chocolate in there. Good quality porter. I wouldnít know it was smoked if it didnít say so. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Bottle. Roasty and smoked aromas. Blackish beer with a big beige head. Smokey, roasty flavor with a sweet malt backing. Complex flavors but very drinkable. Nice.
davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
I canít believe I didnít rate this one! This is a great porter! Dark brown appearance, and a tan foamy head. Aroma is of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is lightly smoked, choclately, and not too sweet, very smooth. I loved this one! gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2004
This stuff is awesome. Pours deep and dark with a dark tan, very foamy head. Roasty chocolate and coffee aroma (naturally) with a very slight smokiness. Excellent hop and malt balance. Very flavorful with chocolate and coffee, but not too much of either one. Well blended. Great palate and mouthfeel, very smooth with a little sweetness. The smokiness is very subtle and discrete. A must try! BennyTicklez (621) - USA - AUG 3, 2004
Damn, what a porter. Pours black with an average tan head. Taste is sweet chccolate/coffee with hints of smoke. Very, sweet and drinkable. Great smokey aftertaste. bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
one of my favorite brews from Stone. nice smokey, coffee-caramel like aroma. pours a dark brown, w/a good sized head. great porter! barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
It was pretty good beer actually, not as strong of a smoke flavor as some of the other smoked porters Iíve had, but enough to be recognizable, and enough to be pretty good.
Iíll call it "smoked porter light."