Stone Brewing Company's Smoked Porter is a decadent brew with a rich, deep chocolate aroma that doesn't overwhelm the nose with smoke flavors. The dark tan head is smooth and complements the roasted color well. The brew features a slight sweetness, but mild peat smokiness is this beer's most exceptional quality: Less strong than some smoked woods, the peat essences still stand out as the overriding flavor (especially since this beer presents virtually no hops). The chocolate notes are obvious but minor, and the carbonation is perfect. Buy this brew bottled, or enjoy it fresh from the taps at Stone's recently opened World Bistro and Gardens.