Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
First off, if you think this is particuarly smoky try any (and every, they're great) beer from this brewery: Aecht.
Anyways, the appearance is a particularly dark brown ruby: some amounts of clarity. This defied expectation, as every other 'dark' stone beer is light-enveloping. Absurb amount of cling.
Nose is much creamier than I had envisioned. Bittersweet porter aromas, brown-ale maltiness, mild smoke blends right into the gooey fold.
More often than not I can't stand middle of the road porters. Clearly, Stone brews nothing middle of the road...Hoppy without being annoying or out-of-place. Muted astringency/metallic flavors I associate with style.
Finish is full, rich, albeit not particularly smoky at all. Great lingering harmonius finish. Just the bee's knees for a low ABV beer...sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2006 21:40:32 | More by GreenWBush
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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.