Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RDHerm:
4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours an incredible dark brown, almost black, with faint but very deep ruby highlights. Has a thick cream-colored head, one of the thickest I've ever seen on a porter. After time it thins out substantially, but it still holds throughout.
Not a particularly strong aroma, but still quite nice. A good smoky smell, accompanied by solid notes of coffee and chocolate.
A great smoky taste - strong, but not overpowering. Solid flavors of malt and chocolate, followed by slight coffee aftertaste. A bit more bitter than I expected, but not necessarily in a bad way.
Excellent body. A bit lighter than expected, but falls nicely between medium and heavy. Fitting level of carbonation, a nice fizz, but not too bubbly. Has a good creamy feel to it.
Very smooth. Lower alcohol content makes it easily drinkable, but with the stronger flavor I probably wouldn't drink more than one.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2010 02:50:43 | More by RDHerm
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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.
90 out of 100 based on 3,462 ratings.