Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ely2000k:
3.98/5 rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A- Giant head. This beer looks black when I pour it into the glass, and is completely opaque. Looks like a giant dark jewel. Great and tasty looking.
S- Smells smoky, has a slight burnt malt smell, along with some roasted wood chips. Slight burnt coffee smell. I really like the smell.
T- Dark and crisp, but the smokey tasted seems to kind of overpower anything else going on in there. Tastes like it would go great with some barbecue. To be honest, I feel like the flavor isn't really quite as good as Stone's IPA or Arrogant Bastard. Seems to be more one dimensional.
M- Silky, velvet feel a bit creamy too. Perfect carbonation. Heavy, but manages to remain smooth.
O- I think everything about this beer is great, except for the taste. And the taste is by no means bad, just perhaps more one dimensional then some of Stone's other brews.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2011 19:23:06 | More by ely2000k
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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 3,463 ratings.