Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Pours a dark, dark brown with a dense, one-pinkie head. Lace is not spectacular, but acceptable. I smell hops, chocolate, roasted malts, and I sense some alcohol--but with the ABV only 5.9 I wonder why; the aroma is a tiny bit harsh to me. Taste chicory, chocolate, coffee. towards the end, a nice bitterness, then a rush of roasted malt, then a little more bitterness, and then the peat flavor just inches out at the end, just for a second, to say hello. Then after Mr. Peat smoke has said goodbye, the previously generous mouthfeel gets a little thin. Just a little, though. Like many raters here, I wouldn't characterize this as a 'smoked' porter, just a porter, albeit a good one. Another good brew from Stone.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
750ml bottle. Pours black with medium lasting tan head. Contains a slight smokey aroma. Good carb. Coffee, roasted malt, creamy with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable, and great with food. Odland (139) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2011
Pours black with some tan head. A good malt base with chocolate and coffee overtones. Not so much smokiness but I can’t help feeling that it would taste a lot better without it. Sorry, Stone. dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2013
This very dark porter is quite good. Hops are pronounced but not overwhelming. The malt flavor captures a subtle hint of the peat smoke and is rich in flavor. Medium to full in body. An excellent porter. BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2003
Nice dark brownish-black color with a cream colored head that held down to the bottom. I think the smoky flavor is the highlight of this beer and its most distinguishing quality - not overpowering though. Tastes and smells of bacon. Semi-creamy mouthfeel that is well balanced between the chocolate malt and hops. Very good brew.
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a nearly black ruby color with 1 cm off-white/tan head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and caramel, very slight aroma of smoke. Initial flavor is a little sweet and smoky at the same time. Aftertaste is lasting and dominated by smoke and bitter from coffee or chocolate. Medium bodied, light carbonation, light lacing, and only a hint of alcohol detected. Very drinkable, as both a good porter and smoky beer. shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Pours black with a tan head. Kinda chocolatey smelling. Flavor is rich and a little sweet. very good! TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Pours a deep dark reddish brown, will show some color if held to the light. Thick tan head fades out to swirls of thin foam. Nose is smokey and malty. Flavor is rich and smokey with smooth malty sweetness, some subtle chocolate like bitterness in the finish. Damn good! jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - OCT 6, 2003
dark brown almost black in color, roasted coffe smell, rich dark chocolate roasty hints of toasted malt with a smooth smokyiness and the ends very good porter