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RATINGS: 2452   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (2857) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Paid $3.79 for a 650ml bottle. DARK brown, nearly black, with a large, fluffy brown head. Not overly smoky in the nose, but it's got hints. There's also some sweet caramel in there. Not overly smoked in the flavor either... it does have a faint smokey flavor underneath the bitter cold coffee taste. It's nice. A very solid and well-rounded beer. I wish it was a bit smokier, because smokey beers are fun. But I'll pick this up again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Aroma is malty, fruity, and slightly chocolatey. Pours almost black, good lacing form the beige head. Flavor is malty, with aspect of chocolate milk, spicey hops, and a faint hint of smoke in the finish. Quite full-bodied and creamy. A very nice chocolatey porter. I don't think this should be classified as a smoked beer b/c the smoke make such a minor flavor contribution.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfm (1724) - Holbk, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2004
The color is deep brown almost black with a slight beige head. The taste is a nice balance with malty flavors and hoppy notes. It has sligth coffee or chocolate notes too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3604) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2004
This filled the glass with a rich black brew and a substantial creamy tan head. It comes on more like a Stout than a Porter to me and the flavor profile is dominated by the sharpness contributed by roasted/peated barley. This brew has some aspects of a Stout rather than a Porter, and if you are a Stout lover who doesn't care for Porters, then you will probably enjoy this one. A good beer, but I was a little disappointed. I expected something different mostly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2004
The color is a very dark brown, with a small but tight kahki colored head. Aroma of chocolate, with hints of smoked malts and wood. Malty bitter-sweet cocoa flavors. Smoke flavors come in mid way, noticeable but not overpowering. Touches of roasted barley finish this off rather dry. Very good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9908) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2004
Near black colour, but with a clear ruby shine; thinnish dark-cream head. Smoked nose, like smoked wood, tar-like, but not exceedingly so. Smokey taste, too, woody-smoked, beachwood, smoked haddock. Slightly resiny. Medium-bodied, not light. sweeter, slight liquorice aftertaste; slight burning sensation. very good beer, up to Bastard standards. Not like the German ones, but excellent in its own way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Pours a very dark black. Huge brown head with nicely rounded malty aromas. Definitley lightly smoked when compared to the original, Alaskan. Delicious. Amazing balance. Creamy with lots of burnt toast flavors. I would have to say that this is Stone's most well-crafted brew. I wouldn't change a thing. A treat from start to finish. Better than the 6th anniversary to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 For appearance, this is as good as it gets: Pours a pitch black with a very frothy head that leaves an intricate lace down the glass. Scent is mostly of chocolate and roasted malts, with a nice hop presence. Taste definately has a strong smoke presence. Quite the roasted flavor. Chocolate, malt, and hops are the most prominant flavors, but there's some dark fruits hiding in there as well. Very nice and complex. The palate is rather thick and has a touch of mineral to it. Overall this is a very nice Porter and capable of holding its own against any competitors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Dark brown with reddish hues, small tan frothy head and good lace. The aroma hints of burnt chocolate and dark malts, caramel, floral hops, cashews, apricot, and raisins. Malty base flavors with a sweet and bitter tone. The smoky and slightly woody finish is noticeable but not dominate. Got just a bit of acidic undertone as well. The mouthfeel is dry and creamy for the medium to full-bodied brew. Nice solid porter with a great peat character. Worthy of having a few bottles on hand.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Pours a deep ruby-esque brown color with a very small head, with some nice lacing. Lots of nice malt characters in this one, with some nice earthy woody smokehouse aromas. The mouthfeel is very creamy and velvety, with a leathery earthy taste. Not very heavy on the smoke, but still a very smooth and easy to drink porter.

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