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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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3,700 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,700
Reviews: 1,746
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 111
Gots: 248 | 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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Photo of BradLikesBrew
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Brown body with ruby hues, off-white head, good retention and lacing.

s: Smoke and chocolate.

t: Sweet chocolate, smokey malt, toffee, coffee-like bitterness in the finish. Exceptional balance of flavor.

m: Medium to high carbonation, full body, chewy.

d: Balance makes for an easy drinking porter. A very well made smoke beer, the smokiness is definitely there, but it provides a nice addition, rather than being the basis for the brew.

BradLikesBrew, Feb 03, 2008
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

csfcmitchell, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Archemedies, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of JordonHoltzman
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pretty pitch black with a cappuccino head that wasn't poured with a lot of height to begin with, but didn't last long. lacing is great
smell of chocolate malts and a mocha flavor. don't really pick up on a smokey smell really.
and the taste matches the smell. however, i do notice a little smoked taste on this porter. very malty and bitter.
The mouthfeel is a bit creamy, with the carbonation is good.
very drinkable beer.
was my first porter i've ever reviewed, and first smoked porter ever tasted. i enjoyed it.

JordonHoltzman, Dec 06, 2009
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

bh123, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

MagillaGriller, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

DoubleBastard, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

PuckPuck, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown/red, medium tan head, pretty thick and spots of lace on the glass. Smell is malty, sweet cherries, very light smoke. Taste is roasted coffee, cherries, and light smoke, little bit of chocolate, quite malty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with low carbonation. Smoke character is perfect, not overpowering and very complementary, thanks DrJay!

Viggo, Feb 21, 2006
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Evoforen, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

StoutishDan, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of albern
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice, fairly dry, porter that is very good, not brilliant, but very good. It pours a very dark dull brown with a dark tan head, fairly creamy, decent retention, a bit of lace. The nose is caramel chocolate malt, roasted dark malt, some charred aromas too. The nose is good, not pungent, not great, a bit muted.

The taste is definitely chewy, as the Bros. said, with a touch of smoky flavor, but mostly dark malt, probably some crystal malt too. There is a touch of sweeter roasted dark character that emerges in the finish. This is mostly a dry porter, but it does have a bit of complexity in that the roasted and slightly charred and smoked qualities include a touch of sweeter dark malt. This is a full bodied beer and quite nice for a 5.9% ABV beer. You can drink lots of these for sure. The aftertaste is also quite mild, nothing lingering. Overall, a nice dryish porter for a cold night.

albern, Feb 14, 2010
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

datphoo, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It took a little warming to get adequate smell out of this beer, but the wait was worth it. Subtle smoky aroma with a roasted maltyness grabbing most of the attention.

It was a dark black with reds showing through when held to the light.

Tan head that recedes to a decent collar with great lacing.

Whoa! The smoke hits you in the mouth and lingers very pleasantly in the mouth.

A little carb bite on the tongue and good mouthfeel. A solid beer!

elmocoso, Jun 03, 2003
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

orangesol, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

JamesZ, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

stevec32, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

mavbrew, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't notice until just before I opened this that it has "Enjoy by 4/8/10" etched on the glass. Oops. Let's see how it aged...
I poured this 22oz bottle into my pint glass.
A: Nothing wrong here... a dark, dark brown, bordering on black hue, with a two-finger head that quickly settles to a lingering 1/4".
S: Roasted coffee, toasted grain, and a bit of woodsmoke.
T: Burnt coffee, burnt caramel, roasted malt... just right.
M: Medium to full bodied, just what I would expect for a porter and not too heavy/filling.
O: I'm a big Stone fan, and this is a winner as are most of their beers. I will certainly try another bottle that's within the brewery's suggested drinking range, though this is doing just fine 1.5 years past that date.

ONUMello, Nov 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

sendbeer, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Bouncingsoul1682, Sep 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

HoppyBastard2, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

JohnParadee, Sep 16, 2014
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,700 ratings.