Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
4.18/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bottle split between a couple tulips.
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Three fingers of head rise up, slowly dissipating. Nice film forms leaving a pretty nice flowing head that drips down leaving long trails.
Strong smoke nature on the nose. A mild roasted malt base, but the smoking gives a great spiciness, very similar to either roasted Jalapenos or a sour funk. Intriguing.
Roasted malts give a nice base. The smoked nature dominates though, but not to a "oh dear caught in a house fire" degree. Mellowed, and for being a smoked porter, it is not just a smoke beer. The porter nature is well played, giving off a smooth roasted balance.
Very creamy and smooth. ABV is non-existant, and quite quaffable. Not a great intro into the style, but a good smoke beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2010 03:52:39 | More by Cheesemoose
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
First smoked beer that I've tried, but certainly not my first porter.
A: Poured into my Sierra Nevada branded hop tulip imperial pint glass. Only one finger of tawny head that quickly settles to a thin cap from an aggressive pour. Deep dark brown color that will let strong light through. I can see lots of floaties in the glass. Moderate lacing that less than expected. Looks scrumptious.
S: Strong peat , so strong that I'm having a hard time getting to the other aromas. Wood smoke, cocoa, milk chocolate, and some vanilla. Sweet and inviting. Smells like sitting around a fireplace, inside of an old cabin, in the forest, at Xmas time. I'm not getting the coffee that most other reviewers noted. A hint of dark fruits.
T: Once again strong peat that encompasses wood smoke and dark chocolate. Not nearly as sweet as it smells. No fruits to speak of. Strong charcoal. Reminds me of Irish Dry Stout, specifically Guinness Extra Stout. Starts bittersweet and quickly leads to a strong, drying bitterness that lasts well after swallowing.
M: Carbonation is perfectly moderate with a tight feel. Creamy. Tea-like drying is strong. Substantialness is spot-on.
O: Mind = Blown
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 11:18:20 | More by troobie
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,465 ratings.