Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,993 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,993
Reviews: 1,804
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 156
Gots: 396 | 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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Ratings: 3,993 | Reviews: 1,804
Photo of NCMonte
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wasn't overpowering on the smoke side of it... Just gave a nice subtle flavor to the otherwise terrific Porter. Liked it a lot.

Photo of nikhilshetty007
4.87/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice Rosty taste. Nice dark looks and a great head

Photo of joe1234
2.19/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.75

Reminds me of chocolate soda. Thin taste and mouth feel. Much better porters out there.

Photo of rhpaul63
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Very good smoked porter. Stone rarely disappoints.

Photo of E-McFarden
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber in color. Strong confrontation with the oaky bourbon smoked scents. The vanilla comes through first in taste, smokey toasty malts finish the palate. Great bear

Photo of portersandstouts28
4.79/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best Porter I've drank yet! Everyone go out and get some

Photo of CHickman
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark brown which almost seems black color with a foamy 1-2 finger dark tan head that was full of bubbles and faded on the slower side, leaving very good lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of smoked malt, charcoal and burning campfire wood up front, with burnt coffee, woody notes, cocoa powder, light peat moss, light vanilla or caramel, and just of whiff of floral hops. It is very smoky but somehow a sweetness manages to sneak through like the hops released some citrus fruit and the smoked malt let out some s’mores notes. All in all a very nice smoky nose.

As smoky as the aroma was, the flavor is more burnt malt and coffee, with nice chocolate, toffee, cocoa and smoky sweetness that has a sharp bitterness that seems as much piney or citrus hops as it does smoked malts. Along with the smoked malts/grains comes some herbal notes, grassy hops, light fruit, coffee beans (maybe even vanilla beans), syrup and faint licorice. It is not too smoky like drinking a campfire, it's nice and complex considering that it’s so malt dominant. In a role reversal the hops give the malt a nice backbone, and this is as tasty as I remember it from a few years back.

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, with a light and almost watery flow that has a medium/lightly chewy body, light carbonation and an ashy bitter aftertaste that is smoky and full of coffee and cocoa powder notes. The finish is close to clean, but leave the smoky flavor lingering like a good cigar. Overall a really solid porter that is well priced and always tasty.

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a pretty good smell, but the taste just wasn't there. Very thin for a porter.

Photo of Nichols33
3.03/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not very good. Eh, I'll pass

Photo of sokol_1993
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Dark black, not much head.

Smell: extremely fruity plus the smell of smoked grain. Really interesting and satisfying.

Taste: hoppy, really malty and a smokey (no surprise there!)

Overall: A really great beer, and I'll surely get it again!

Photo of T100Mark
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 22 ounce bomber poured into a Nonic/Imperial pint glass (this beer deserves it).

Appearance - Dark ruby red color. Big, dense, tan, lumpy head. Mondo stickage. Despite the dark color, the clarity is amazing. Awesome!

Smell - Malty. Smokey (no surprise there).

Taste - Big malt. Smokey (again, no surprise). This beer has an acidic black coffee flavor (which is great because I love the flavor of strong black coffee). There is a touch of sweet that works well with the aforementioned bold flavors. As if all that weren't enough, the hops are also vying for your attention.

Mouth - Oily. Slick.

Overall - In the past, I've been a little biased against Stone ales (some of their ales are overly hoppy and their marketing campaign is a little obnoxious). Smoked Porter, however, is a winner. What's most impressive about this beer is that, despite the big flavor, it's still relatively smooth (as a fine Porter should be). Yet another bold and wonderful California ale!

Photo of Goolsbrew
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Modest smoked flavor. Not as heavy as you'd expect. Good after taste.

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

It's ok. Just OK. meh Stone

Photo of jmills3
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful color. Great feel. Love it.

Photo of kgoerl
4.91/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer, fantastic with dessert

Photo of Tiffany88
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this one on sale during Christmas holiday. A little bitter for my taste but it was good.

Photo of bmendon
4.84/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This may be an unfair comparison but having lived in Bamberg, Germany which is home to two very good smoked beers, This porter was very much like Spezial Rauch Bier in that is slightly lighter in both color and feel. However, I preferred the heft and taste as well as the dark color of the Schenkerla Rauch Bier. This beer was very close to Spezial.

Photo of Vogey77
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with thin bubbly light brown head. Smoke aroma very prominent. Smoke also appears in the taste, which lingers around. Overall very solid beeer and is exactly as stated, no tricks here. A good smoked porter.

Photo of 1buckhole
4.61/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very tasty, easy drinking... loved it!

Photo of MarkQ617
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a big boy of this offering, had it poured into a stout glass. The color was a dark, dark brown with lots of tan head and lacing. The body of this beer is probably its strongest suit. The taste and smell were coffee and roasted malt, but not as strong as I was hoping for. Good, but not great.

Photo of Joncasso
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really smooth and delicious. I would recommend it

Photo of funjack5150
3.14/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit to thin for me. I guess I should stick with the Imperial Stouts.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good every time I will always grab one of these.

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not my favorite beer. Stone has many more smoked porters I like better.

Photo of Mlkluther
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown Ruby with an off white head that mostly dissipates which leaves some lacing.

Nose has some chocolate, malt, and slight smoke

Taste follows nose and finishes with some bitterness.

Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,993 ratings.