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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,520 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,520
Reviews: 1,736
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 102
Gots: 183 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-18-2002)
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Reviews by KarlosT:
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KarlosT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tried this at a stone beer tasting event

a: nice dark brown

s: could definitely smell the smokiness of the beer. some aromas of burnt coffee.

t and mf:
As a French dark roast coffee drinker, I really liked this beer. Could definitely detect the smokiness, w/ coffee notes. Suspect there were chocolate notes as well (overloaded memory from 1 day ago). Nice mouthfeel, with the appropriate amount of carbonation.

overall: bought several bottles, and look forward to enjoying again in the near future. Highly recommended (especially for those who enjoy French Roasted coffee).

Re-eval'ed on Apr 2012. Compared side by side w/ a smoked porter from Throwback (very small brewery in Portmouth).

Stand by my original weighting. Like this beer a lot. Found it had more stronger, dominant flavors and aromas over Throwback. When compared, seemed like it had a more peat flavor (perhaps like a scotch). Perhaps almost a gamey/meaty taste. However, I would rank the Throwback equally high (perhaps slightly higher in taste).

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 20:46:12 | More by KarlosT
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A: A deep brown with ruby red highlights coming through in the light. One finger of head. Died too quickly IMO and left minimal lacing when it was around.

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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.

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Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,520 ratings.