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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,908 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 3,908
Reviews: 1,780
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 148
Gots: 344 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-18-2002

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

tried this at a stone beer tasting event

a: nice dark brown

s: could definitely smell the smokiness of the beer. some aromas of burnt coffee.

t and mf:
As a French dark roast coffee drinker, I really liked this beer. Could definitely detect the smokiness, w/ coffee notes. Suspect there were chocolate notes as well (overloaded memory from 1 day ago). Nice mouthfeel, with the appropriate amount of carbonation.

overall: bought several bottles, and look forward to enjoying again in the near future. Highly recommended (especially for those who enjoy French Roasted coffee).

Re-eval'ed on Apr 2012. Compared side by side w/ a smoked porter from Throwback (very small brewery in Portmouth).

Stand by my original weighting. Like this beer a lot. Found it had more stronger, dominant flavors and aromas over Throwback. When compared, seemed like it had a more peat flavor (perhaps like a scotch). Perhaps almost a gamey/meaty taste. However, I would rank the Throwback equally high (perhaps slightly higher in taste).

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

Pours a dark color with a cream colored head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is of smoke coffee, and caramel. Taste has initial malt sweetness, followed by an interesting smoky flavor. The finish is mildly bitter and dry. Mouthfeel is medium to full.

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

A dark brown beer with subtle reddish highlights that’s nearly but not quite totally opaque. Lighter than most porters, in fact. Nice creamy head with decent retention; good lacing remains.

Subtly smoky in both aroma and taste; this aspect doesn’t overwhelm the other flavors, instead blending with the roasted and lightly sweet notes very well. There are also touches of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Faintly bitter and floral hop presence comes out mostly in the finish. I actually wanted a bit more of everything and found it just a little too light in the end flavor-wise.

Easy to drink, with a moderately creamy, medium-thin body and measured carbonation. A smoked beer for those who are a bit smoke-averse.

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

I picked this one up at Skibbo's on East Tremont in the Bronx last week and let it age for a month which is long time for me. Probably should not have had Stone's Russian Imperial Stout prior. Nevertheless, poured into pint glass to show off on on black with brown residue tints on the side. Head was fairly big with solid lacing that drooped off after 2-3 quafs. Nose was on on strong roasted malt and hopearth secondary aroma. The taste was very pungent but not overpowering becuase my pallet still has the RIS hanging around. Mouthfeel was thin and sharp bitterness from the hops. Good heavy porter.

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

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

This beer poured a deep dark brown and had a nice two finger tan head.

Smells of roasted coffee and a nutty malt.

Rich coffee right up front then fades to the sweet roast. This has some complex undertones that are hard to identify. I'm guessing that the smoked flavor.

Overall this is a good porter, worth trying and I would drink again.

Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,908 ratings.