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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,462 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,462
Reviews: 1,732
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 98
Gots: 173 | 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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Ratings: 3,462 | Reviews: 1,732 | Display Reviews Only:
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brentusaurus

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-21-2012 20:30:29 | More by brentusaurus
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-21-2012 18:26:08 | More by seeswo
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Merkur

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Stone Brewery.

Beer pours a nice rich brown with a bit of tan head on top.

Beer smeels very roasty and chocolatey. Not a great bit of smoke as I would have expected.

The beer tastes like the nose. A nice chocolate taste, with just a slight bit of smoke to add some roasty flavor. Kind of wish there was a bit more smoked, honestly.

The mouthfeel is on the ligher side. Not too thick.

Overall, a nice porter.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 16:19:50 | More by Merkur
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bwyu

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-21-2012 06:35:51 | More by bwyu
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-21-2012 05:44:03 | More by tat2dhllblly
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beerman207

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For whatever reason, I've never tried this beer. Time to fix that

A: Pours a deep brown bordering on black that leaves a nice 2 finger fluffy tan head that hangs out forever.

S: Nose is strong malt and chocolate tones with some smoke mixed in there. It's pretty muted which is fine by my standards since my fear was this smoked porter would taste like a campfire

T: Charred wood up front mellowing to a nice mellow malt and some dark fruit that finish off with a slight bitterness

M: Very crisp and refreshing - not drying in any way.

O: Wow - this is a solid porter - only thing I wish for the brew was that it was slightly thicker but that's not a problem for this style.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 02:30:25 | More by beerman207
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bconsidine

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-20-2012 19:57:10 | More by bconsidine
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-20-2012 08:46:15 | More by savagepm
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.4%

01-19-2012 05:51:58 | More by nrs207
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joshwalt

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-19-2012 01:01:07 | More by joshwalt
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GNWBC

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: pours a dark brown black with a nice 1 finger head that leaves decent lacing.

S: smoke, malt, and hops

T: awesome smokey maltyness up front and the hop note tingles the back of the palate.

M: goes down smooth with the smoke very drink able

O: overall good porter, love the smoke notes. would be great at a bbq

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 23:59:12 | More by GNWBC
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-18-2012 22:24:53 | More by TrojanWheels
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nmeiborg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2012 18:32:34 | More by nmeiborg
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wrath98

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2012 17:21:22 | More by wrath98
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2012 16:15:12 | More by strongaf
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2012 14:41:48 | More by GrindFatherBob
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Smuttynose Robust Porter.

A: Clear dark brown with two-finger, off-white, foamy head that lasted several minutes. Good lacing.

S: Smokey malt and hops.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. I taste the hops, but also chocolate and roasted coffee. Licorice and dark fruit.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Pretty smooth.

O: Excellent American porter. I'm not sure if this is better than the Smuttynose. They are both excellent, and I think I would call this one a tie.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 03:39:34 | More by SolipsismalCat
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BeerHownd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-16-2012 18:06:15 | More by BeerHownd
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-15-2012 15:04:24 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at for Pete's sake...

Poured into a pint glass, color is black, light tan head, nice bit of lacing.

Smell took some time to come through, very feint smokiness, but clean otherwise.

Taste is about spot on for a smoked porter, clean smoke flavor, hint of roasted malt and just enough sweetness.

Mouthfeel is also very good, well balanced, nice lingering flavor and good carbonation.

A very solid smoked beer, that leaves a bit to be desired if you like more smoke presence, but a great beer in the backbone.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2012 02:52:24 | More by mvanaskie13
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very dark brown body with a hint of amber. Thick tan head that slowly disappears, good lacing.

S- Rich roasted malts and a hint of smoke.

T- Deep roasted malt flavor with smoke flavor left on the tongue. Some hoppy flavor comes through, but the malt dominates.

M- Some and creamy body. Fairly light and drinkable, but full flavored.

O- Very solid porter with the smoke flavor there, but not overpowering. Tremendous flavor for a relatively low alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 00:28:14 | More by stephenjmoore
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billab914

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22z bottle poured into my Stone nonic pint glass. It poured a very dark brown color with a foamy tan head filling the top inch of the glass. Nice head retention and lacing as I drank it.

The aroma shows a little more of the caramel and milk chocolate to it. I get a little bit of a roasty, bitterness, but not really any smoke.

The taste has a bitter-sweet chocolate and caramel flavors mixing with some roasty, slightly burnt, bitter flavors. It's a nice balance between the chocolaty sweetness and the roasted bitterness. Just a little bit of smoke is there, not enough for me.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall, it's a pretty good beer. It's very nicely flavored and balances the flavors well. It's very drinkable for the style as well. My big criticism is that every time I have this beer I always wish there was more smokiness to it. It's just barely noticeable, which isn't enough for me. Alaskan Smoked porter is one of my favorite beers ever, I just wish this one was a better substitute for that one.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 23:00:12 | More by billab914
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured vigorously into a 20 oz giant Duvel tulip. Pours a really dark brown, with huge 4 inch light tan head, that takes its time settling into a half inch of bubbles, with a crazy amount of lace. Smell smoked barley, biscuit, leather, and tobacco. Taste is mainly smoke, leather, and maybe some peat. Body is pretty large for its abv, lots of life, easy drinking, and not on the dry side. I am not a huge fan of the style, but this a great example. As always Stone does its thing and thanks for the best by 2/28/12.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 16:33:12 | More by SawDog505
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Eurytos

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-14-2012 14:32:57 | More by Eurytos
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-14-2012 00:19:38 | More by mmmaaattt
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,462 ratings.