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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,655 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,655
Reviews: 1,744
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 107
Gots: 229 | 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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2/5  rDev -50.1%

ab39z, Jan 23, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -43.9%

sansho, Aug 05, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -43.9%

canders0927, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of TWM
2.3/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I was excited when I bought this one... no more. Just not put together right or something.

Appearance- beautiful porter, fine white bubbles, 1 finger of head. Pretty lacing, all around a pretty glass of beer.

Smell- Subdued, but definitely a porter. Lacking that caramelized hint in the aroma, not much in the way of smoke smell.

Taste- A good porter battled it out with a ton of wood smoke. I at first didn't think either of them won, but now, near the end of the bottle, I keep thinking I'm at a campfire. The smoke flavor has overwhelmed all but the bitterness of the porter, and my mouth tastes like ashes.

Feel- texture was nice, smooth, but the ashy afterfeel is bad. Not real happy here. Feels like I need a drink to wash away the flavor of the smoke. Hmmm...

Overall... already said it. Just wondering if perhaps it would go better with a particular meal (BBQ? Fried chicken? Smoked Sausage?) than standing alone... or perhaps I shouldn't have planned on drinking all 22 oz by myself.

TWM, Jan 01, 2013
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2.38/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is the only product I've sampled from one of my favorite breweries that I cannot stand. I've tried this on multiple occasions while visiting the stone brewery just to see if maybe my opinion would change, but it hasn't. The smoothness of the beer is it's best attribute. The smoky flavor is unappetizing and leaves me wanting to get anything else on the menu in my glass to overpower the flavor. Think I'm done trying to give this a chance and will just leave this off my list of beers I like.

oldsailor, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of Vendetta
2.45/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Original Rating Date:
September 25, 2008

Pours dark black with a nice, foamy brown head. Beautiful, steady, permanent lacing that lingers down the glass. Great looking beer in the glass. Smells of weak malts -- no smokiness, no chocolate, nothing else. Very disappointing aroma. Flavor is lots of chocolate, ironically not very smokey at all. Digging deeper there is some dark fruit there. There's a bit of a watery character to the beer as well. Unusually weak brew from Stone. Other reviews on this site rave, but I didn't come away with a great experience from this beer.

Vendetta, Dec 14, 2008
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2.45/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the First Street Draught House in town. Came out a very dark black with some ruby highlights on the edges. Nice creamy tan head on top. Left beautiful sip rings. Smoke is surprisingly absent in the nose. I was expecting a smoky, roasted scent, but in its place was just some cocoa tones with a sweet finish.

Very creamy body on this beer. Carbonation level was low. Smooth. No smoke in the flavor either. What makes this smoked? This tastes like a regular porter to me. Some light coffee bitterness, mild chocolate flavors, and roasted malts on the finish. Sorry, but this was boring when I expected something a little more original.

Onenote81, Jan 11, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

jdougherty, Apr 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Frankensteineken, Nov 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

ONN8, Dec 30, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Robyn, Sep 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

irishgreensoda, Jun 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Bjeerfalls, Feb 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

BHOBS, Dec 20, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

BugTownPub, Mar 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

DeezGunz14, Nov 19, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

beernads, Jul 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

djrn2, Jan 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Tech_Savy, Sep 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber poured into a dimpled mug

a-off brown color held up to light could see right through..little to no head at all

smell-slightly roasted malt, smoke smell was there but we will get to that in a minute. no hop aroma present

t-this is where the dissapointment came in..there was no "meat" to this porter...it was very watery and boring. with the smoke smell in the nose i could not figure out where it was in the taste...slightly roasted malt taste but overall boring

note--maybe i got an off bottle but i shared it with a pal and we both had the same look on our face upon tasting..stone is a great brewery and i have to say that this is the only beer ive have had by them i was not happy with..

drinkablitly--i literally could drink this beer all night because of the consistency and abv but not by choice

stoutfiend27, Jan 22, 2009
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2.63/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Big fan of porters, and for the price thought this looked worth trying. Won't break this down much, just didn't like it. If I weren't looking at the bottle I wouldn't have guessed smoked at all. More hoppy than expected, dominated any nuance this beer might have had, and I never got the smoked taste I was hoping for. Had this with smoked ribs as many suggested, big disappointment, dumped it and opened a St. Arnolds. Pluses? Rich dark color.

JKingWood, Mar 02, 2014
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2.63/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1 pt 6 fl oz. brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a three finger head of fair cream, good thickness, and good retention. The head colour is a slight tan. Colour is a solid black. It's generally appealing.

Sm: Slight rauchbier smoke, caramelized malt, a bit of roast, and light bacon. A mild strength aroma.

T: Light roast, some smoke, caramelized malt, and a bit of bacon. A bit simple compared to expectations. It's well balanced, though. I do like it.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours. It's a touch too thick.

Dr: Very drinkable for a smoked beer, but a bit too malty. It's got an average ABV and a high price. I don't think I'd have it again.

kojevergas, Sep 26, 2011
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2.63/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22 from BevMo

A - Pours brown-black body with a little dark chocolate head, which dissipates fast.

S - Mocha, coffee, almonds, and lt alcohol.

T - Dark coffee and pear.

M - Slightly bitter, medium carbonation.

D - Where's the smoke? Will not by again.

MisterClean, Mar 01, 2008
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,655 ratings.