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RATINGS: 2448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich, dark and delicious porter with chocolate and coffee overtones accented by a subtle smokiness from just the right amount of peat smoked malt. Unlike a rauchbier, the "smoke" in Stone Smoked Porter is an ELEMENT of the character rather than being THE character. -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2006
22 oz bottle. Very dark brown with some red notes. Beige and lacing head. Aroma is a bit fruity, with chocolate and some weak smoked notes. Some espresso coffee bitterness, but mostly sweet with emphasis on chocolate. Semi-dry finish. Surprising light body. Easily drinkable and definitely enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
22oz Bomber. Surprisingly light cream head, not dark [ish] at all. On the other hand the porter is as dark as it gets, at least with side, back lighting in this room, i cant see through this at all, just some red tinting on the edges of the glassware. Little traces of lace on the way down. This is the "lightest" tasting Stone i can remember [dont remember their Levitation when i tried that before] [and on another note, their Ruination has truly "ruined" me, i need MORE HOPS] Slight coffee smell. Taste is a nice light porter, with a mild smokey flavor. The aftertaste is like coffee almost, the bitterness present is very light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2006
this beer was disappointing to me. stone usually goes over the top with flavors so i was expecting liquid campfire, not so much. a pretty average porter with a hint of smokiness. pours opague wit a nice head. aroma of chocolate and coffee. nice hop taste and finish but i needed more smoke!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Great looking porter poured from a 22oz bomber. Large frothy head of light brown and lasts most the pint. Dark black/brown appearance with a slight red hue when held to the light. The aroma of this beer is what struck me. Heavy malt and molasses/roasted chocolate and virtually no hop aroma but did detect a bit of bread/dough. Smokey smell was light, I expected it heavier and it would have been invited.

Unfortunately, this smoked porter did not live up to the aroma for me. Albeit a great beer, it had a lightly sweet initial flavor but I was struck immediately with fair bitter taste with a hint of smoke. Exceptional medium to full body with a pleasant carbonation and dry yet creamy texture. As I drank I felt it finished even more bitter and it lasted quite some time on my palate. Would surly drink again but not something I will stock in my beer fridge. A little acidic/bitter for my taste, would go great with a hearty meal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1188) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2006
22 oz bottle: My thanksgiving beer! Aroma is chocolate, coffee, malts, smoke, caramel, and a bit of roasty goodness. Appearance is a black pour with a fluffy tan head that lingers around for a while. Taste is espresso like with chocolate and roasted coffee coming to the forefront and the smoke lingering on to the back end of the brew. Palate is bitter, lively, and nice and long. Overall, Its a good porter rather subdued but drinkable all the same.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Dark brown/black with thick tan head. Sweet aroma, creamy texture. Nice sweet malt but only a hint of smoke and a bit short on finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Dark ruby with some hints of brown, large tan head. Espresso and dark chocolate nose, much the same in mouth. Some hints of burnt charcoal. Lasts sweet on the palate. Alright.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2007
This is a decent porter but you really have to look for the smoke. This beer is classified as a "porter not a "smoked", so I think the name is just downright confusing. All in all though, like I said, its a nice porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 22oz. to glass at dinner in Williamsburg. Almost black brown with medium bodied head. Smell of chocolate, coffee, and malt. Same taste but a smoked finish. expecting more but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2008 I used to like this beer a lot more. I think the production was kicked up to pay for the $13M Bistro & Gardens so they had to take a lot less time and care with their flagship beers. This is one casualty.


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