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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,513 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,513
Reviews: 1,736
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 100
Gots: 181 | 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)
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Reviews by tfinn:
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tfinn

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer simply smells wonderful. I had to smell it even before I poured my first glass from the bottle. light head dissapeared after the first few sips. it's a suitably dark dark red / brown porter color.

did I mention it smells really good? there's a subtle almost carmelized undertone that hearkens to roasted food which strikes me as very tasty.

initial flavor is somewhat tangy "hoppy wood" which fades quickly after swallowing to yield hints of malt. the hops return and the tail continues a low light hoppy ride off to a dry finish on the sides of my tongue.

mouthfeel improves as it warms up, but is still a tad on the light side for me. (I <3 malt.)

overall a very good beer, worth seeking out for the smell alone.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2003 07:22:19 | More by tfinn
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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.

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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.

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Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,513 ratings.