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Stone 6th Anniversary Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 6th Anniversary PorterStone 6th Anniversary Porter

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

48 Reviews
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Reviews: 48
Hads: 55
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.9%
Wants: 18
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hyuga on 09-02-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of aracauna
3.64/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black but not opaque. Nice tan head laces nicely. This one isn't as smokey as their smoked porter (a good thing) but it is still noticeably smoky. Dark malts (predominately chocolate) are dominated by the citrus peel hops a bit. Not too overbalanced though. (257 characters)

Photo of mzwolinski
3.71/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This is a beautiful beer. Pours almost black, with just a hint of ruby when backlit. But the head... the head is just perfect. About a finger-thick, light tan creamy head which lasts the whole way down. Really just exactly right.

The aroma is decent, smoky malts with a hint of fruit and a noticeable presence of alcohol. It's a bit over 8.0% ABV, and it shows. Essentially the only flavors that come through for me are a *very* smokey malt flavor, and a strong alcohol flavor. Together, these combine to leave a very heavy feeling in the throat. The two combined are altogether appropriate for the main body of the flavor, but balance could have been added by adding perhaps a bit more hop to the finish, or perhaps bringing out some fruity flavors in the middle. As it stands -- and God I hate to say this given Stone's *exemplary* journies in over-the-topness with its other beers -- this one is just a bit much for me.

Ah yes, the alcohol. (958 characters)

Photo of sinistersteve
3.8/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mind you, I'm not a porter fan, although, I am a huge Stone fan, so anytime I see the words Stone and Anniversary in the same sentence, I know I'm on to something good. Well, I guess as far as porters good, this is about as good as they get. Deep dark, cola like appearance with a almost chocolaty aroma to it. Hints of coffee in the flavor, but a noticable hop pressence also. Porter fans should probably enjoy this one quite well, but this hophead will stick with something with a lot more bite to it. (503 characters)

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Stone 6th Anniversary Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.