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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,465 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,465
Reviews: 1,732
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 98
Gots: 174 | 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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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours black with a slight red glow around the edges. Nice 3 finger head, ivory in color, that lasted for a while. Smell had an interesting orange tangy smell that faded into the malts. mildly sweet. Pleasantly malty. Overall it is a mild hidden aroma. I would have liked to see it a bit more robust (but its American not English) and it was decent. The aroma did improved as the beer warmed. It was not noticeably smoked but a good American Porter. Taste is somewhat simple; not overly complex. Malty, sweet like soda (syrup-thin, not thick like a stout). A bit of bitter hoppyness at the end and in the aftertaste; just enough to make the sides of your tongue curl up a bit. The taste did not give away many hints that it was smoked. I only got a little hint of smoked in the aftertaste (and honestly, in a burp – which I probably shouldn’t say). Since it is not a terribly interesting flavor (good though), its a good choice for when beer is not the only thing on your palate, with your dinner or desert etc. Mouthfeel is smooth and light, crispy and refreshing. Drinkability. It is a good flavor but not overly interesting. I think it goes down easy, low ABV; all attributes that make it a good social setting beer, for when your not paying as much attention to idolizing interesting beers. This was pretty sessionable though IMO.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2005 07:41:42 | More by Phatz
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Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,465 ratings.