TBone (17699) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Almost opaque black, not much head. Smoked malty nose. Malty, roasted flavor, American hops. Long roasted aftertaste. yngwie (17078) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Bottle, 22oz. Pours a very dark brown, with a rather small beige to tan head. Chocolate, a little smoked note, cocoa and coffee in the aroma. The flavor has chocolate, roasted malt, some smoke, and a nice, hoppy bitterness. Full body. Long, roasted finish with chocolate, nice fruityness and a pleasant bitterness. A nice smoked porter, could wish for more smoked though. 6-4-7-4-14-3.5. 071228jtclockwork (16725) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle, 22oz, at Cardinal. A clear, dark brown beer with a beige head. Roasted nose with chocolate and some smoke. Would have liked more smoke though. There’s only notes of smoke in the flavor too, chocolate and coffee, roasted malts that is, dominating, and a fine bitterness showing up in the back. The bitterness finishes off the beer in a nice way too. Full-bodied. A fine beer that probably would benefit from more smoke, but that’s just me maybe. 090728
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose of heavily roasted malts and smoke. Taste of burnt coffee grinds, smoke and heavily roasted malts. brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 Very dark brown, almost black with a finger and a half of off-white head. Smells smokey, of course, with aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a bit of sweetness. The first sip is sweet, primarily caramel. As it warms up a bit, the slight smokiness comes out, as do the traditional porter flavors such as coffee and chocolate. A nice roasted malt taste is prevalent. I’m generally not that big of a fan of smoked beers, but this one is light enough on the smoke, and it seems to add a bit of sweetness. Benzai (15937) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Pitch black, opaque color with a nice off-white head. Smell malts, smoke, coffee and chocolate. Taste some bitter, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Nice carbonation, medium body.
MiP (15920) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2017 Draught, 5.9%. Roasted and vinous aroma. Very dark brown colour. Good stable light brown head. The flavour starts off roasted and vinous as well. Turns more roasted and bitter after a while. Very light on the smoke in my opinion. But good, especially considering the moderate ABV. Ferris (15910) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Bottle - Bitter chocolate, peat, berries and alcohol. Jet black with a huge foamy off white head. Chocolate, slight bitterness and of course the smoke with the berries in there as well. There is a backend sweetness that is subtle and balanced. I love smoked beers and this one although milder with the peat is pretty amazing. bhensonb (15355) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
Smoky, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, maybe some alcohol (or not). Quite an aroma. Opaque brown/black color with a tan head that was vigorous, but wasted away leaving delicate lace. Medium mouthfeel that thickens as the mild carbonation departs. Scotch smoke start, some dark roasted malt, a touch of sour, some floral hop? A smidgeon of baking chocolate. It’s smooth, but the smoke adds a rough touch to the palate. The finish is not quite dry, but not like a sweet stout either. In the end the mouth puckers a bit, and it is still not absolutely dry. The flavors go on and on. I vote for some bitter in the end. Amazing stuff. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle at NB - Porter/stout ølsymposium. Black - big brown fluffy head. Light smoked, licorice, roasted, light metalliic, bread. Very mild. Would go nicely to a piece ofryebread with smoked-sausage. djd07 (15106) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark brown with a medium light tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong roasted malt and dark chocolate. The taste is a rich roated coffee with the smoke coming out in the finish. Easy to drink, a great porter from Stone.