Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by airheadmtrcycle:
4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This is the first growler I've had in over 20 years, since I moved to Georgia. Picked it up at Hop City. Poured into a nonic glass. Very dark, almost black with red highlights around the edges where the light shines through. The head isn't huge, but lasts and lasts; it's a creamy khaki color. Good looking ale.
The aroma is of dark roasted malt with an espresso note and some smoke. The flavor is similar with an espresso bitterness followed by a smokey and slightly bitter finish.
The mouth feel is medium and not watery at all. For me a watery mouth feel is the kiss of death for a porter. Stone Smoked Porter feels just right.
Overall, Smoked Porter is a very good, maybe even great, porter. Having it from a growler made it even more special. Four of us split it, two guys and two gals. Everyone claimed to really enjoy it. Fortunately, there is a little left for me to have another pint after everyone had their fill.
Serving type: growler
07-25-2011 00:11:40 | More by airheadmtrcycle
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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.