Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JohnnyJam:
3.78/5 rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22 oz brown bottle with a best by date on it into a pint glass and got 2 1/2 fingers of head.
A: Pours dark brown almost black and opaque. There is 2 1/2 fingers of head that leaves more than a covering over the top of the glass until the end. There is nice, sticky lacing with every sip.
S: Not as much aroma as I expected. Definitely no "smoke" smell is noticable. I smell coffee, burnt grains and a slight dark chocolate smell.
T: There you go: dark black coffee and burnt grains big time. It ends with a bitterness and a taste of soy sauce.
M: This is a lot thinner than I expected. Light cabonation and easy to drink, though.
O: I might like this with a bbq. I find the soy souce finish too much and overpowering.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2012 22:50:43 | More by JohnnyJam
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.
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