shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Dark Black body with light browm creamy head. Smokey, malty, coffee aroma. Malty choco, coffee, and extreme smokey aftertaste. Creamy, dry, palate. SFtaster (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
I lived in San Diego 15 years ago- BEFORE the county became renown as a hot spot in the craft brew community. Man, was I suprised by this offering from Stone Brewing. I bought a 22oz from BevMo and was blown away by the quality of this porter. The smoke comes through loud and clear, but doesn’t overwhelm the chocolate and coffee notes. I will make it a priority to visit this brewery on my next trip to SD. Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Coffee and toffee aroma, dark black pour with nice tan head. Flavor of porter character on coffe and some caramel. Finishes pretty clean and no heat. Good drinking brew PhysZac (69) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2006
Bomber. Pours black, not opaque, but black. Minimal brown head. Aroma is intensely coffee, smoke, wheat?, apple. Taste is upfront with cocoa and caramel. Lots of coffee and smoke. Roasted malts do not overwhelm as description atests. Excellent bitter quality bites at back and lingers forever. Bitterness reminds of ashes and mocha coffee. Most porters are too watery for me. Stone Smoked Porter does not have this problem, although the palate is light. My favorite porter to date. patrick820 (69) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Pours black with a fluffy tan head, the aroma is of coffee and chocolate, the flavor is smoke, coffee and chocolate, finishes bitter, good but i was slightly dissapointed
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours almost black with a medium, slightly tan head. Taste upfront is dry with just hints of dark cocoa and espresso. Then the smoke hits. Definitely the most pronounced taste but not overpowering. Good beer but not exceptional. LeMunche (66) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2008
This beer has a lot of character for a porter. Cofee, chocholate, malt, and hops are all present in a nice combination. Can’t wait to try their RIS. ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan long-lasting head. Aroma of dark chocolate, fruit, coffee, and slight smoke. Taste of malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, cream, and a hint of smoke. Creamy body with a slight kick. Aftertaste of coffee and chocolate. A very nice porter. frankenstein (64) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Has a slighty smokey coffee aroma. Nice dark appearance. Good smokey chocolate taste, a little bittersweet. mataichi (63) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Growler fill at CBX.
Pours a dark black with lots of tan head. Nothing overwhelming about the aroma, but a bit of sweet and coffee. Great lacing down the glass as it is being devoured. The boilerplate description of this beer serves it well so I don’t have much to add. Some sweet (chocolate) and coffee taste with a subtle hint of smokiness. Nothing overwhelms the other and they are very well balanced into a delicious drink.