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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,827 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,827
Reviews: 1,753
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 126
Gots: 280 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Twain's in Atlanta.

Pours one shade from black with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with moderate amounts of smokiness - char with hints of campfire. Also present are mild dark semi-sweet chocolate aromas.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Mildly dry roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by well-integrated smokiness. Moderate amounts of dark chocolate come into play midway through the sip. Hints of leafy hops come into play near the end of the sip before carrying through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this beer was more smoky than I remembered however it still isn't robust enough given the ABV. Worth a shot to see for yourself but not worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've never given the same score for all categories before. I guess this is just a good beer. Somehow the rating is better than I think the brew is. This is pretty constant for Stone Brewing stuff for me. The brewer does good quality but, with the exception of a couple of brews is a better marketing job than beer.

If you look up smoked porter in the dictionary this brew would be the picture next to it. It is OK and has the standard characteristics for the style but does not stand out.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The smoke overpowers everything at first but as I let it warm up chocolate malts blend well and subdue the smoke into a nice balance. My second in this style and looking forward to more. This one mixes nicely with rye whiskey, too! Just sayin.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours very dark with a 1.5"coffee like head, leaving some lace down the sides..

S: some smoke here with a sweet malty background. no hops

T: Chocolate, malty and plenty of smoke. Overall, pretty good the smoke is there, but its not overpowering. Very balanced but I am not a big smoke porter fan, but I can drink it.

M: Very smooth and medium body.

D: Very good Porter, has a pretty crisp taste to it, goes down pretty smooth.

Was happy to see Stone not going for the home run here with the hops, very balanced beer, again smoked porters are not my favorite of the style but I would drink it again.

Thought it was a tad pricey for 22oz $4.99 versus Anchor porter six pack 72 oz for $7.99, plus the anchor is more in my preference. Still its recommended.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes 3/11/11. Thanks to THECPJ for sharing this bottle.

A: Dark brown, mocha colored two finger head with nice lacing.

S: Some roasted malt, a little bit of chocolate, and a little bit of smoke.

T: Dark fruits, mostly raisins and some prunes, chocolate malt, and some coffee. There is a hint of hops in it as well.

M: Medium bodied with a rich/silky mouthfeel, which allows for very easy drinking.

O: A nice offering, was expecting a little more smoke on the flavor profile, but even without it, I enjoyed it. Love a Stone offering at a lower ABV.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ The Moan and Dove on 3/4/07

AP: Black as night with a one finger deep, light brown head that dissipated rather quickly and almost totally dissapeared. not much lacing found on the glass.

Nose: Mild roasty malts, cream, dark chocolate, and an earthy and green hop scent way down deep.

Taste: Very roasty, oaked and oatie malt flavor with a smoked undercurrent and a very subtle earthy and leafy hop flavor underneath.

Feel: Medium body, not very big for the stlye, feels rather thin, light and crisp overall for the style.

DA: Surprisingly un-impressed with this one on-tap. Good stuff, but was well under my expextations for this brew on-tap. Easy enough to drink though.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Stone Smoked Porter:

I love this porter. Pours a dark black refreshing, with a frothy head tan in color. Head retention was pretty good. Some lace found on the cup. Smells of smoke, wood, some coffee and chocolate notes as well. Tastes like smokey heaven. Very nice flavors. The smokey taste hits the front and it finishes with a great aroma of smokey coffee notes. Very smooth and fairly light in body. Drinkability is average although I would not mind having a couple.

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Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,827 ratings.