1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,688 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,688
Reviews: 1,745
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 108
Gots: 243 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Smoked Porter Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,688 | Reviews: 1,745 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dgndenver
4/5  rDev -0.2%

dgndenver, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Brownsfan13
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Brownsfan13, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of MystikCelt
4/5  rDev -0.2%

MystikCelt, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of christopheraknox
4/5  rDev -0.2%

christopheraknox, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of bastardrules4444
4/5  rDev -0.2%

bastardrules4444, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of tmcarter23
4/5  rDev -0.2%

tmcarter23, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Adamostella, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -0.2%

heysuz, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev -0.2%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of BrianFarragher
4/5  rDev -0.2%

BrianFarragher, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev -0.2%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev -0.2%

jacewg, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev -0.2%

SlightlyGrey, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -0.2%

spycow, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Mtnbeerman
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Mtnbeerman, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Naterobsnyk4
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Naterobsnyk4, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of ATPete
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

Pours a transparent deep brown color with a small off white head that sticks around most of the glass. Huge chocolate malt nose, coffee bean and subtle hints of vanilla. Much is the same in flavor mellow, rich and decadent, mild bitterness and subtle notes of rootbeer, cherry and fruit. By the way, this bottle has been hidden in my stash since at least this time last year. Heavier than medium in body, mild carbonation and good drinkability. Pay no attention to the best by date.

ATPete, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of Lebzilla
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Lebzilla, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of dronedream
4/5  rDev -0.2%

dronedream, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev -0.2%

buckyp, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Captainawesome56
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Captainawesome56, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of ferrari29
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from bottle into Mug

A - Beer poured with a two finger rocky beige colored foam, which held very well; body has a dark brown/black thick body; lots of lacing formed on the glass; good amount of visible carbonation; big bubbles formed in the head

S - Scents of coffee, toffee; mostly smoky & burnt malt scents come up; hints of chocolate on the back-end

T - Coffee flavors with a quick follow-up of subtle chocolate tones; slight pinch of metallic flavors are picked up at the tip of the tongue; smoky flavor lingers for quite a while; licorice subtle hints of oak

M - Smoky flavors linger for a bit and seem to influence the feel; dry and perched feeling is left on the tongue; thin consistency; lingers for a while

D - Great drink for a smoked porter; all the smoke flavors you want packed into a perfect brew

ferrari29, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of Mikegonzo
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Mikegonzo, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of Foxman
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

it pours a deep, almost totally opaque brown, flashing ruby at the edges where light stands a better chance of passion through. A finger full of light brown head pillows like mousse and retains nicely. Clingy whirls of lacing meander on the glass.

A rather mild smokey peat aroma is most notable at first, but almost as apparent is a chocolate character and coffee notes. Hops begin by acting shyly, but come out of their shell as the glass warms, allowing them to flower more noticeably. The earthy sweetness of dark roasted malt provides the end game, along with a mild coffee bitterness.

Upon tasting, the dusky malt takes the lead, imparting a roasted grain backbone to the mix, but the genuine smokey character duels capably. An edgy dark coffee bitterness cruises in, then steps aside to allow a pairing of an oily hops resonance and an earthy, almost leathery richness to work toward the end. The finish gives up the return of the gentle bitterness. The smoke component is a mellow partner rather than an assertive stage-hog, and that works well here.

Medium bodied, the flavor elements are strident enough to cling tightly, which is good because this beer flows ably, rather than coat the palate. A dry hops tingle glows at the finish.

This is my first Stone offering (I'm saving my DB,) and I wasn't sure what to expect, but it's all good. The eponymous smoke never overwhelms, but rather adds a fun aspect to a good porter. It's never over the top and delivers good flavor along with something a bit different. Goes to show you, add a flavor to what starts as a good beer, and it has a chance to be a winner. It drinks easily and freely, which is obviously a good quality. No, I'm not wowed, but I'm pleased, and if Stone gets nothing but better from here on for me, then life is surely fine.

Foxman, Mar 07, 2004
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,688 ratings.