Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.21/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Darker, "soda brown" color. Quickly receding tan head that leaves spotted lacing.
S - Sweeter malts with an expected salty smoke.
T - Dark coffee mixed with bitter chocolate. There's a sweetness that I can't quite place (caramel?) A definite lingering smokey aftertaste that sticks.
M - A fair amount more carbonation than I expected, making it seem a tad on the lighter side.
O - Another solid beer from Stone. Overall I find the Smoked Porter refreshing. The smoke is present without being overbearing, and it seems light for a dark beer, if that makes sense.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2013 01:19:56 | More by freakdiablo
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3.7/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Drank 7.19.14, on-tap at Drop Off Service in the East Village.
A: Dark mahogany brown, with a deep red highlights. Thick and creamy one finger head, dark tan in color, fades to a moderate cap. Nice pitting, leaves tons of lace throughout the entire glass.
S: Roasted malt, with undertones of smoke and chocolate/caramel. Fairly hoppy and bitter for a porter, but it works reasonably well.
T: Roasted dark malt dominates, subtle dark fruit flavors, and a lingering smoke flavor. Was really expecting a deeper, more complex taste.
M:Moderate carbonation, fairly thin for a bigger porter (was expecting something more from Stone). Smooth up front, smooth in the middle, and a bitter finish.
O: As a porter alone, it is fine enough...tasty in its own right, but not something I would reach for over Founders/Great Lakes/Deschutes. As a "smoked" porter? I am left underwhelmed. I would have assumed the smoke would be much more robust and ingrained.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2014 22:29:27 | More by untitledeuphoria
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
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