Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by troysoy2:
3.7/5 rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Ah, a luscious, creamy 2-finger head, over a deep, dark brown body, with a blood red tinge. Really quite nice retention, but not the hugest amount of lacing.
The smell is well balanced between a mild roastiness, caramel malt, some citrus, lightly roasted coffee, and of course, smoke. The smoke is very laid back, and complements the other aromas well.
The taste follows the smell quite closely. The smoke comes into play on the aftertaste, and even then it does not dominate the flavor. Quite balanced in that respect. If anything, I would say the citrus hops overpower the roasted barley flavor in the mid-palate, ever so slightly. The mouthfeel is rather light -- possibly a bit too much so, even for a porter. But the finish is just the right level of dryness to bring out the subtle smokiness.
A solid beer, and I'd say the price is right, so I certainly plan on buying more someday in the not so distant future.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2012 01:21:03 | More by troysoy2
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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.
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