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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,292 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3292
Reviews: 1724
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%


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)
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep mahogany color, mostly black, especially when viewed in dim lighting, some dark ruby highlights around the edges. Super thick and creamy tan head that sustains and leaves some excellent lacing behind, something that seemingly all Stone brews do.

The aroma hits you before you bring the glass to your nose. Roasted, dark malts, some dry cocoa powder, slight char, some leafy, ashy, and dry hop character. The smoke is hard to notice at first, maybe because the beer is a little to cold. Upon warming up a bit, the smoke definitely comes out and becomes quite nice. Liquid smoke, burnt wood, campfire char - it adds such a great element to an already aromatically pleasing beer.

Stone Smoked Porter tastes exactly like the nose would lead you to believe it tastes. Roasted, nearly burnt malts, dry, light cocoa, bitter coffee beans, herbal hops that are just bitter enough to be called "perfect", and of course, a helpful heaping of smoke. Just like on the nose, the smoke comes out more and more on the palate as the beer warms up. It goes from being a tertiary flavor to a primary flavor over the course of 15-20 minutes.

Along with the smoked flavors comes the charred woodiness and an even more intense roasted profile that sticks with you through the aftertaste. A delicacy that coats your palate and keeps the flavor in your brain long after it's gone. The body is heavy and creamy, not quite chewy, nice amount of carbonation in this one.

Had this a long time ago, didn't care for it. Had it again recently and loved it. Smoke can be a touchy subject in the world of beer when not left in the most deft of hands (Heller-Trum), but it works perfectly here and isn't anywhere close to overpowering. Plus, only 4-5$ for a bomber? What a steal. One of the best smoked beers I've had to date, for many reasons.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 17:54:37 | More by tectactoe
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Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head which looks to have decent retention. The head is a light beige while the body is a mix of deep maroon and medium dark chocolate brown that shows a lot of crimson in the light. Considerable lacing is left behind.

Nose- Lacks presence but has some complexity- semi-sweet chocolate with faint hints of roast, nuts, and smoke. Some dark fruits- notably cherries and raisins. Swirling reveal a good amount of coffee with a slight sour note. I certainly wish there was more smoke.

Taste- The front starts off sweet with a blend of semi-sweet chocolate and dark fruits- once again, cherries and raisins. The roasted notes build and express some nuttiness and coffee. Maybe a little bit of wood and smoke around the edges that suggest (to my mind) leather and tobacco. These are definitely not prominent and perhaps not even present but the light wood and smoke notes make me think of them. Much less smoke than I would prefer- chocolate, cocoa, and coffee are the dominant themes. A slight mint note mixed with licorice. The dark fruits run a little vinous and remind me of a thin, red wine. Some pine and resin and a bitterness that recalls a faint bit of earwax. Don't really get any caramel though. The hop notes are much more apparent than I would have expected. It's an above average to good beer but I had wanted to like it more than that. Some notes of tomato mixed with the wood and slight smoke give it a slight barbecue profile. Closer to good than above average.

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Drinkability- Fairly easygoing but a little disappointing in regard to the minor smoke. It seems rauchbiers may have ruined other smoked beers for me. This may be a little cheaper than the standard price for Stone bombers. Probably not a repurchase.

Overall- Almost a solid, good beer. Probably would be just that if it met my expectations for the style. It's still worth a try- after all, it is a Stone beer.

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Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,292 ratings.