Erikh04 (153) - - DEC 11, 2013
Too hoppy for me. Nice smokey aroma and initial taste. Finishes way too hoppy. Very thin mouth feel.
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Nice smoked porter. Pours dark black with amber hue and a nice frothy head. Aroma has some coffee, toasted malt and a nice smokiness. Plenty of coffee, chocolate and smokiness in the flavor as well. I don’t like this one as well as the Alaskan Smoked Porter, but still very good. omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Pours rich, unctuous black, with thick, fluffy mocha head. Aroma is smoke, sour wood, toffee. Taste is sweet, malty, yet somewhat savoury with hints of treacle. Some is subtle and restrained, mostly evident in the finish. Body is thick and oozing, a real treat. Natai (152) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Pours a deep, dark, murky brown with a respectable rocky tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee and a hint of smoked wood. Solid, complex flavor that’s just a touch harsh before smoothing out. Creamy body with a nice finish. phiconners (152) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 Dark brown in appearance. Smoke flavor was apparent but not overwhelming by any means. A solid porter.
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. aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Wow, bottle, creamy, soft and sweet yet has a rough burned corner to it. Reminds me a bit of the burned part of a roasted marshmallow, plus light chocolate and cirtus hops.
Excellent and delicious....will return to this one. Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
As Stone is as of yet unavailable in my state (NC), I must continue to seek it out when visiting friends abroad (VA). As this particular offering I found to be averagish-good, I’m not sorely lamenting its absence at my LBS...yet it was still worth trying to be sure.ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Appearance: Coca-cola, pure and simple
Aroma: Weak smoke permeates all else.
Taste: Smoky porter! An American take on an English style mixed with Rauchbier.
Overall, it’s a one-trick pony, not especially smoky (but then again I love Rauchbier). I kinda dig it -- one caveat, though, if you’re not into the smoky beer thing, don’t bother with this one!
Serving type: bottle
Nose of caramel, chocolate and smoke, light roast and coffee. Deep chocolate, close to black but not quite there, off white and dissappating head. Medium body, little light on the palate. Smokiness in the flavor very subdued, caramel and light chocolate are in the forefront, with light molasses, coffee, toast, and hints of dried fruit esters. Finishes on the sweet rather than dry end. pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Bottle: Pours dark brown with a fliffy tan head. The flavor is of chocolate and caremal malts. There is some hops present. A medium bodied well balanced beer.