Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by xymyl:
4.47/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Black with a deep red edge. Head is tawny brown thick and leaves big lace.
Aroma is rich with malt and hops woody and fruity notes are just below the surface. This is very complex.
Very balanced taste with just enough of the smoke note staying a long time after each sip. Notes of cherries, chocolate, sunflower seeds, molasses, nice dark malts, ash and smoke. There is a lot going on here, more than you are likely to find in most stouts, and yet stone calls it a porter, exactly as it should be.
Medium full in body, another perfect beer that forget about for a while and always come back to.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2007 02:01:02 | More by xymyl
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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.
90 out of 100 based on 3,505 ratings.