1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,520 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,520
Reviews: 1,736
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 102
Gots: 183 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-18-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 3,520 | Reviews: 1,736 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by normZurawski:
Photo of normZurawski
normZurawski

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks nice, almost black. Smells fine but not a lot of aroma. Tastes pretty good but an off aftertaste. Not real rich overall. Little thin on the mouthfeel side maybe. Drinkability fine overall. Nothing striking here. Decent but no one thing stands out other than the dark appearance.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2006 01:03:18 | More by normZurawski
More User Reviews:
Photo of BKotch
BKotch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-31-2014 06:57:32 | More by BKotch
Photo of rlphilli
rlphilli


4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-29-2014 02:20:25 | More by rlphilli
Photo of poorbuthappy
poorbuthappy

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-28-2014 20:45:27 | More by poorbuthappy
Photo of Sean32
Sean32

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-28-2014 15:19:57 | More by Sean32
Photo of Adyac
Adyac

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-26-2014 22:13:32 | More by Adyac
Photo of Dirty_Island
Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-26-2014 15:18:22 | More by Dirty_Island
Photo of MIchael_D_Larkin
MIchael_D_Larkin

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-26-2014 14:31:08 | More by MIchael_D_Larkin
Photo of beernads
beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

07-24-2014 23:05:06 | More by beernads
Photo of Idrankitall
Idrankitall

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2014 19:56:14 | More by Idrankitall
Photo of gil1205
gil1205


3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-24-2014 16:51:32 | More by gil1205
Photo of DamienI
DamienI

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2014 16:06:48 | More by DamienI
Photo of Phigg1102
Phigg1102

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a thin white head and moderate lacing. I picked up the smokiness in this immediately although some seem to not have. Vanilla, toffee, tart cherry, a touch of coffee and a full amount of smokiness that makes bacon ring through my mind. Not much carbonation and the flavors made it feel like I was drinking flat soda (in a good way, for those who deem it possible) towards the end. Very enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 06:20:07 | More by Phigg1102
Photo of Endocador
Endocador

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-24-2014 03:28:14 | More by Endocador
Photo of Lionhearted1987
Lionhearted1987

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-23-2014 22:18:23 | More by Lionhearted1987
Photo of Haydn-Juby
Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: A deep brown with ruby red highlights coming through in the light. One finger of head. Died too quickly IMO and left minimal lacing when it was around.

S: toffee, caramel, some dark fruit and an ashy (not in a bad way) roasty element as well.

T: Didn't get much of the smoke element as advertised and much less a peat flavor but that's okay. Toffee and caramel malt are pretty present taking the forefront of the beer. Almost equally chocolate and darker malt appear. Dark fruit , no so much in an ester sense, but more of like a dark caramelized plum and more malty then anything. Hop bitterness is less then I would have expected and is balanced nicely.

M: Thin honestly, way to thin for a porter. This seems to make the carbonation "bristly" and prickly a touch which is something that should never appear in a quality porter.

O: This was a great beer overall. No peat and this is really not a single malt in a pint glass but it does a good job at being very drinkable, flavorful, and remaining interesting to the palate throughout the experience. Mouth feel definitely needs work though but then again who am I too tell STONE how to brew a beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 21:59:08 | More by Haydn-Juby
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-23-2014 16:32:21 | More by thufflife
Photo of jbdpsu82
jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-22-2014 15:21:07 | More by jbdpsu82
Photo of trxxpaxxs
trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-22-2014 15:13:42 | More by trxxpaxxs
Photo of MitsuDjentleman
MitsuDjentleman


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-22-2014 04:25:58 | More by MitsuDjentleman
Photo of Stagga_Lee
Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-22-2014 04:11:41 | More by Stagga_Lee
Photo of magictacosinus
magictacosinus

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-22-2014 03:55:48 | More by magictacosinus
Photo of ralerwen
ralerwen

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-21-2014 15:27:32 | More by ralerwen
Photo of John_Beeryman
John_Beeryman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-21-2014 14:27:14 | More by John_Beeryman
Photo of untitledeuphoria
untitledeuphoria

New York

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
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,520 ratings.