davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
I can’t believe I didn’t 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 I’ve had, but enough to be recognizable, and enough to be pretty good.
I’ll call it "smoked porter light."
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Good porter. Not really expected from Stone. Had it on tap at Half-Time. Good mocha, roasted aroma. Pours a deep black color with a medium tan head. A truely Smokey, mocha flavor. Good porter from Stone. AcctError13610 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2004
dark body med tan head. smells slightly bitter. nice consistancy. mocha taste smoky slighty bitter aftertaste you can definatly taste the smokyness very nice though. frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2004
My first Stone brew. Sweet! Pours black with a thick tan head. The nose on this isn’t quite what I thought it would be as it was quite subtle with notes of toasted malts, coffee and raisins.The flavour however was rich, deep and mouthfilling. I detected raisins, coffee, toasted malts and a soft corbonation to allow the favours to come forth, nice lingering finish. I look forward to my other Stone brews. Thanks to my buddy Aaron for getting me this. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Surprisingly slight aroma, just a touch of woody smoke and notes of cocoa, roasty malt and toffee. Deep brown-black color, mahogany highlights with a rather slight head. Flavor is roasty to start, the middle seeing a dose of chocolatey sweetness, and with a very mildly bitter, toasty, coffeeish finish. Medium bodied, palate is creamy, effervescent. Tasty Porter rendition, not so smoky ultimately. Thanks to Falconseye8 for the bottle. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2004
If Stone breweries were a woman she’d be named Babraham Lincoln:) Imperial Russian was terrific, so is Smoked Porter. Bigger assortment of flavors and not quite as potent. Chocolate. Roasted, smoked hoppy flavors. Undertones are a wee bit citrusy. Most likely a grapefruit. The guys at Stone are Grand Master’s at their craft. Great beer is not achieved by circumstance. These guys have done their homework and are fantastic. This bottle is every bit as good as the previous Imp. Russian Stout. I keep saying, many of you have had this, the rest, are really really missing out on terrific beer.