bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Very nice porter. Dark Borwn in color with a nice beige head. Roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate. Nice roasty start. Slight Smokiness start to kick in, in the middle. Nice slight bitter finish. Very good. deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2003
24 oz. bottle Velvety soft, super dark, subtle smokiness is just enough to be distinctive, not nearly enough to be overpowering. Sweet, woodsmoke aroma with a undertone of hops. Nicely balanced all the way from malty start to lightly bitter finish, fading evenly on the tongue. Of course it's good! It's a Stone :> darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2009
smells like a campfire or burning cedar mixed with a mild sweet odor. is a very dark, somewhat translucent brown with beige head. tastes fairly sweet and has a very intense smoky flavor, imagine the comment i made about a campfire, then imagine eating that campfire. feels very thin in my mouth though, which is a bit of a disappointment i like my porters and stouts to have a little thicker viscosity. pretty good nonetheless. thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2009
I really enjoyed this beer. Very dark color, thick head that lingers as it should. Aroma of coffee, a hint of chocolate, lots of malts. A smoky flavor that was not too overpowering. Very good. Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Pours a dark brown with a red hue, and an off-white/ tan head. The aroma is sweet and roasted with hints of dark fruit and smoke. Taste is great, a full flavored porter with a good malt bill and balance of hops. There is a slight tobacco finish with the smoke. A great porter.
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Keg at the White Horse’s American Beer Festival 2009. A smoked toffee aroma but the flavours are completely overpowered by the chocolate. It was really like drinking a Yoo Hoo. mcnally (114) - Burbank, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Excellent pour, dark brown to black, with a great head that lasted a while. Eventually came down to a covering film. Good lacing as well. Aroma of chocolate and surprisingly, a decent amount of hops. This porter could be a good choice for a dessert beer. The flavor is semi-sweet, very light on the smoke, with licorice, chocolate and dark fruitiness up front, followed by a mild alcohol finish. Probably some coffee in there too. Above average, but not outstanding in my opinion. RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle - pours dark, dark amber with a lively head. Aroma is nice and smokey but not overpowering; taste is smokey with toasted malt and a coffee semisweet aftertaste. Nice for a smokey beer, not something I would drink all night, but a great once-in-a-while brew! bw1982 (113) - , Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours a great thick black, tan head. The head is not huge, but definitely gets the job done. The flavors are great, the smokiness balances the sweet chocolate and the coffee is a nice back note. There are also of course some great malty flavors. Finish is very dry, overall balance is fantastic. fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Good beer, tried it with a PB & J as suggested on the bottle, nice compliment. Smoke flavor was more pronounced to me than the bottle and some other ratings suggest. Quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.