Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was the very first "smoked" beer that I every had. Revisiting this beer again tonight.
Pours dark brown in color with some tan frothy head. Smell is heavily roasted malts and just a hint of smoke. This has to be one of the more approachable smoked porters there are out there. Taste is more of the roasted malts, some cocoa and what comes across as roasted coffee. There's a good amount of smoke flavor in this as well. Very balanced and good. If you're looking for liquid campfire then this one isn't for you. But if you're looking for a very approachable smoked beer, this is it.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2009 02:15:25 | More by FtownThrowDown
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3.7/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Drank 7.19.14, on-tap at Drop Off Service in the East Village.
A: Dark mahogany brown, with a deep red highlights. Thick and creamy one finger head, dark tan in color, fades to a moderate cap. Nice pitting, leaves tons of lace throughout the entire glass.
S: Roasted malt, with undertones of smoke and chocolate/caramel. Fairly hoppy and bitter for a porter, but it works reasonably well.
T: Roasted dark malt dominates, subtle dark fruit flavors, and a lingering smoke flavor. Was really expecting a deeper, more complex taste.
M:Moderate carbonation, fairly thin for a bigger porter (was expecting something more from Stone). Smooth up front, smooth in the middle, and a bitter finish.
O: As a porter alone, it is fine enough...tasty in its own right, but not something I would reach for over Founders/Great Lakes/Deschutes. As a "smoked" porter? I am left underwhelmed. I would have assumed the smoke would be much more robust and ingrained.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2014 22:29:27 | More by untitledeuphoria
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,505 ratings.