Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by cracgor:
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Sort of an inconspicuous appearing porter with a dark brown/black body and a thin tan head. Nothing too special in the smell. A few charred notes and hints of esters. Has a body like molasses. The most amazing thing about the beer is its taste. Very complex. Has a combination of deeply roasted malts and rich fruity hops. In addition, it seems to pick up something similar to a dark red wine in flavor. I'm not sure if this has to deal with the smoking process, but all of the complex flavors come together nicely in a not too overwhelming mixture that begs to be drank again and again.
**Note. Bottle carefully aged for 2 years.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2009 03:23:56 | More by cracgor
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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 3,461 ratings.