Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: APR 16, 2013 #300 - Smokey malty aroma. Tastes of raisins and sweetness. Pours black with a quickly dissipating big tan head. Not my favorite Stone.
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Pours dark brownish black with low foam. Smell is light smoke and malt. Taste is roasted malt, nice smoke that fades. Great beer. burgy (460) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
This is such a classic beer! The smokeyness of this brew is astounding! Really balanced and pleasant! mike5326 (1782) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Poured from a tap. Dark brown color, full white head. Slight roasted malt smells. A slight watery roasted malt flavor. Crash_the_dog (181) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
A rich, thick, chewy porter with tons of flavors competing for attention. The smokiness is subtle but discernible. Texturally, the beer is a bit sticky. Also, using this in a beer batter is on of the best ways out there to delicious-up onion rings...
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Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2002
I guess what I want from a smoked beer is for it to be the outstanding characteristic rather than such a minor player. The smoke really didn't come out until the finish and not until it was nearly room temperature. I would hope for much more smoke. Quite fruity, coffee in the aroma, some chocolate in the flavour. Pours very pretty. apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2003
It is a good, robust porter...I'm just taken aback by the strength of the smokiness, and it reminds me a little too much of a BBQ or bacon. Dark reddish brown body, small lacing of the head around the sides of the glass. This beer has an awful lot of hops for a porter, which results in an unusually bitter finish. I will probably not buy this again soon. jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Nice thick tan head. Very little smoke, if any at all, in both the nose and the flavor of this beer. Piney, grassy, and almost slightly tangy. Body seemed thin when compared to other more robust smoked beers I've had. Probably would stay away from this one in the future. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Tried and tried I might could not find a nose through the night. The smoked flavors are not up front in the flavor and really needed to be searched for. Makes a good porter, and a fine beer, but expecting the smoked and not getting any is kind of disappointing. Creamy textures fairly good feel. jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 12, 2003
Sweet fairly mild aroma. Frothy/creamy tan head and dark brown color. Medium-heavy body. Somewhat dry smoky/burnt flavor with a tiny bite.