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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,504 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,504
Reviews: 1,734
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 100
Gots: 180 | 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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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-24-2014 10:44:00 | More by jmsedgwick
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jdubjacket

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Popped open a bottle of this after a weekend of wedding planning and 10 hours worth of driving. It's been sitting in my fridge for a few months now, so I figured this would be a good time to crack this one, especially now that it's readily available in Georgia now.

Poured into my Boulevard chalice. Pours a dark brown. Looks a little watery and has almost no head at all.

Smells of dried fruit; prunes, raisins, bit of alcohol and roasted malts.

Tastes of roasted malts, a hint of raisins, almost port-like, but much more subdued.

A slightly watery mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

A pretty drinkable porter. Not my favorite style of beer but this is pretty exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2008 00:27:40 | More by jdubjacket
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weerezboy

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-06-2013 20:54:51 | More by weerezboy
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-06-2014 03:27:07 | More by bulldogg915
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StoicBeast

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-09-2012 10:22:05 | More by StoicBeast
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-20-2013 04:26:57 | More by LooseMoose1978
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a New Belgium snifter.

A - Big three-finger head of thick, pillowy ecru foam that falls very slowly, leaving rings of lace on the glass and an island of foam on the surface. Color is one shade off jet black and completely opaque. Held to a light, color is a deep, dense cherry wood and clear. In a porter, this much head is a sign of over-carbonation.

S - Roasted malts, peat, dark dried fruits, hints of caramel and chocolate with rather pronounced aromatic hops like pine mixed in. In fact, the hops pretty much take over the glass as it warms and there's more room in it, pushing the other aromas aside.

T - Well-roasted malts, dark caramel and chocolate, coffee, with smoke woven throughout. All of that is followed by bittering hops in the finish that leave a grapefruit/citrus taste on the tongue.

M - A bit fizzy but chewy, almost thick. Reasonable carbonation. Moderate body. Solid structure. Finish lingers somewhat.

D - This is essentially a roasted/smoked IPA. The porter characteristics show up early in the nose and taste, but the hops take over and pretty much wipe them out. This is the first porter I can think of where most of the finish is grapefruit, but occasionally chocolate/caramel sticks its head in for a moment. Most American porters I've tasted are really junior stouts. This is a brew that follows the American west coast trend of making it all about the hops. It's not my idea of a porter, but hop heads are likely to enjoy the experience, especially if they also like their malts well-roasted.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 05:03:37 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Milkysunshine

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-14-2012 22:05:25 | More by Milkysunshine
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mbw314

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-12-2012 20:18:48 | More by mbw314
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-03-2013 23:12:21 | More by Bjlps
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2012 05:42:21 | More by reitzbrewing
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Dmann

California

4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Yet another great brew from the people at Stone, who have yet to let me down and are now my all time favorite brewery. This one poures a very dark brown, almost black with a small head that leaves decent lace around the glass. The smell reminded me of the Arrogant Bastard Ale but with a hint of smoke, chocolate and coffee added to it. The taste is right on: little bit of hop bite at the beginning, then the smoked flavor comes in along with a hint of malt and chocolate, and finishes with a crisp coffee flavor. This one would go great with some bar-b-q'd burgurs....awesome brew!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2003 02:33:49 | More by Dmann
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-31-2013 14:53:35 | More by Dougwillhike
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BigBarley

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-09-2013 13:33:38 | More by BigBarley
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JesseLara

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-18-2014 22:03:45 | More by JesseLara
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TheBronze

Washington

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-19-2011 06:56:02 | More by TheBronze
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waston

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-06-2014 13:51:31 | More by waston
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jkd03c

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-22-2014 05:35:07 | More by jkd03c
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flayedandskinned

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-26-2012 01:01:16 | More by flayedandskinned
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wo87810

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-15-2012 15:05:14 | More by wo87810
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chrishiker1409

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-03-2013 22:54:46 | More by chrishiker1409
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Gaisgeil

Michigan

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

Definatly far and away the best of the Stone brews I've had in my honest opinion, this one has some semblance of balance to it. As much as these guys brag... more hops doesn't always mean better fellas.

Pours a very nice and dark brown, pretty much black, with amber tones around the sides of the glass. A thick and fluffy light tan accompany with good retention, also lots of sticky lace. Nose is smooth, malty even, wafts of smoke and just a little hop character as well. Taste is just a little bitter, more hops than in most porters. Lots of slick malt, smoke and dry, black coffee flavor, tons of roast. Finish is smooth, no alcohol detected. Mouthfeel is medium and quite clean.

Not a bad porter at all, pretty good really in many ways, a good amount of complexity, definatly worth a taste. The smoke really makes this one shine though, helps it to stand out from the crowd.

Slàinte!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2005 07:30:19 | More by Gaisgeil
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Hobbit

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-02-2013 01:04:00 | More by Hobbit
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Vogt52

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-03-2014 11:01:26 | More by Vogt52
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted at the Pop the Cap Winter Warmer Event, 1/31 at Tyler's.

This is an attractive dark beer. Jet black with as white a head as I've ever seen atop such a dark brew, with very little carbonation. Aroma is typical porter, plus a nice, roasty, smoky element--a pattern that also holds true in the flavor. I'm really a fan of the thick, smoky taste that comes to kick your taste buds and then leaves to let them recover. I'm thoroughly impressed by how potent yet unoppressive this beer is.

This beer does one thing (beautifully subtle smoke flavor) and does it well. I'm a fan.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2004 01:11:25 | More by RockyTopHeel
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,504 ratings.