Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Flashsp2:
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Stone Smoked porter into .2l stein
Pours dark brown with deep mahogany highlights. A dense mocha head
lingers on top with great retention and typical Stone super-lace.
Nose is smoky/salty, roasty, dark cherry, wood, bakers cocoa, licorice.
Palette is lead by high cocoa dark chocolates, medium roast coffee,
dark caramels, followed by dark fruits and earthy campfire smoke and
ending with a roasty bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium with a fitting low-medium carbonation, soft and smooth.
Easy drinking and delicious, and while it isn't a standout superb
beer, it is pretty much without flaw.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2010 16:27:21 | More by Flashsp2
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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.