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RATINGS: 2446   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stephenj007 (121) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle pour, tan foamy head, nice red/brown hues, very appealing. Balanced aromas of mild smoked grains, some cherry and tootsie roll. Was expecting more chocolate, tobacco and coffee. Most porter styles tend to be consistently prominent in those three aromas, but this one was not. Body was on the thin side, easily drinkable, not much carbonation. Tastes leaned toward sweet, with a bit more hops presence than other porters. I would have to rate this as a "light" porter overall. Certainly a good quality brew, but just lacking the usual brawn of most porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 Poured into liter mug- looks awesome. Pillowy head... just looks creamy. Aroma is very slight roasted malts. Flavor is subtle chocolate sweetness and roasted malt; Im not getting coffee at all really. A touch of acidity that I dont love. The smoked malts are far in the background, but that I think that is good. Finish is well balanced and the palate is appropriately medium bodied. Only negative is that I get a slight medicinal twinge in the finish that turns bitter... I think it is a remnant of the smoke mixing with the hops... sort of like charcoal. This dies down substantially as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnluvsbeer (120) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Dark brown with a nice tan head.The aroma is malty and smoky with earthy hints of coffee and chocolate. Well balanced between lightly burnt/roasty and smokey sweet malt and good bittering hop flavor. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2008
POW! ZING! KAP! Smooth and smoky like a musty old jazz club. Yeah, cats! On tap at BURP CASTLE!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Slightly smokey aroma, as you would expect. Deep brown appearance, with a lacy tan head. Flavor of chocolates and hints of smoke. Smoke seems less prevelant than when I had this in the past. Very good flavor. Malty and smooth with just a slightly smokey aftertaste. One of my favorite porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2007
22 oz. into pint. Pours a deep, dark brown with a light, tanish head. Smells of chocolate and malts. Taste is at first sweet with a hint of caramel, and finishes with a bit of smoked flavor. Very rich, smooth mouthfeel from start to finish. Will drink again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Pours a deep pitch black with a 1 finger high country eggshell colored head. The smell is that of dark malts, chocolate, brown sugar, and a hint of hickory smoke. The taste is heavy on the malts, light on the smoke...pretty much light on everything that isnt chocolatey or malty...theres really no smokey quality that I can taste. Finish isnt overwhelming...maybe a bit underwhelming...but it does pair well with the barbequed chicken in front of me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Pours like motor oil with a heavy tan head. Aroma consists of chocolate, coffee, and smoked nuts. The smoke is subtle enough to make this one of the best porters around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattyKakes (117) - Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
This porter has a bitter burnt aroma with a smoked malt flavor, accompanied by small bursts of hops. The color is dark brownish black and has excellent lacing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Very interesting beer. A lot of malty character - coffee and chocolate. The smokiness is so subtle that it almost tastes like a rich porter bring drunk by a campfire. Finishes bittery-smooth...and very warm.

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