Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.47/5 rDev +11.2%
from the bomber...pours very dark but not impenetrable black/brown with deep reddish tan highlights on the edges. great lacing after the vigorous pour.
nice malty caramel nose with a sense of creaminess. the smokiness is just a wisp...not overpowering.
it all comes together much nicer in the taste. very balanced but sharp smokiness, maltiness, caramel, full-bodied creaminess all kept bright with the perfect carbonation. little bit of background hops keep the sweetness down nicely.
at 5.9, it tastes right on and makes this quite a sessionable brew. two bombers over time with some hearty pub fare would be perfect.
02-13-2010 15:07:55 | More by mempath
4/5 rDev -0.5%
A great dark pour, very nice muddy-tan head, and an awful lot of carbonation & lacing...the nose was subtle on smoliness i found, more present were some roasted malts & cocoa notes...the taste seemed more stout-like to me, some dark chocolates, roasted malts and rich creaminess...the smokiness creeped in subtley mid-sip and didn't overpower the other nice qualities of this beer....a nice coffee-bean bitterness lingered...mouthfeel was both lively and rich and offered up some creamy texture...great drinkability, complex enough to sit and sip but fresh & lively enough to consume at will...i thought it was well balanced and the subtle smokiness was plenty for this beer
06-08-2007 01:03:32 | More by Popsinc
4.3/5 rDev +7%
Paid $3.99 for a 22oz. bomber...
The beer pours almost black with a medium sized white-ish tan head, excellent retention and a lines of lace onthe glass. The smell is bold, roasty, smokey and malty.
The taste is just a blast of flavor to the taste buds with all the flavors the smell gave away. Supurb mouthfeel due to the creamy head retention, one-of-a-kind. This is maybe the most drinkable porter out there with Bell's.
Final Thought: This is a creative brew by one of the world's best, this one is on the annual rotation, thank you Stone.
04-26-2006 03:09:58 | More by mobyfann
4.43/5 rDev +10.2%
Stone Smoked Porter
Recent brewing, ashed out 10/06
Medium pour in a pint glass.
Poured dark mahogony with a huge light brown fully lasting frothy head with excellent lacing.
Smelt of moderate mild chocolate, caramel, cola and molasses.
Taste was upfront moderate roasted bitterness and coffee with some sweet chocolate and burnt sugar tones and light piney hoppiness followed by a blend of strong smokiness, moderate sweet chocolate and cola, light piney hops bitterness on a long finish that reminds me of rootbeer or cola. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, creamy and silky, lively carbonated, and moderately astringent.
Overall, the beer looks great, smells good, and the taste is balanced to perfection and intensely complex on all its duration. Makes my neurons pop. Minor points off for slight lack of sweetness and weakness of aroma.
10-26-2006 04:30:52 | More by xav33
3.2/5 rDev -20.4%
Had this beer sitting around for a month now figured It was a nice pairing with a Turkey Chili. Poured into my Sam Smith pint glass.
Appearance-Very dark brown with a few hints of red. Alot more carbonation than I thought, a pretty big 3 inch light brown head.
Smell-Upon first whiff got some dark chocolate. Definitely some dark fruits in there as well, as it warms you can get some hops, now I think I'm ready to give it a try.
Taste-The smoke definitely comes out in the first sip. With a slighty hoppy finish. About 30 seconds after the finish a smokiness is still resting on my tongue. Coffee and chocolate are present. Towards the end a real awkward numbess was on my tongue.
Mouthfeel-Very light and smooth. Alot of carbonation.
Overall-This is one of those Stone offerings I always walk by but never purchase. I think It may continue to stay that way. There were some things I liked, but some I didn't.
04-19-2011 02:58:42 | More by SWMeyer4141
4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
09-29-2008 00:27:40 | More by jdubjacket
4.35/5 rDev +8.2%
As a long time fan of Stone ipas, I was very excited to try their smoked porter, it did not dissappoint. This offering pours a very near black color with a thick tan head that quickly dissipates and leaves a nice film and lacing. The nose is robust and roasty. Lots of coffee, dried fruits, leather, and a slight smoky quality. Not as abrasive as in some smoked beers. The flavor confirms the nose. Smooth and rich and roasty. Coffee, vanilla, and chocolate abound and are accented by the slight smokiness. Mouthfeel is rich and luxurious; almost more stout like than porter. This is an excellent beer. Stone does a great job of balancing the flavors without making the smoke too prevalent. Well done!
06-24-2014 15:41:00 | More by lochef81
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
A: Pours a beautiful garnet with two fingers incredibly dense, fluffy mocha head. Head retention is stellar. Lacing is also stellar. Beautiful looking pint.
S: Immediately the smoke presence is known. Charred oak, chicory, coffee, and cacao are all present in the nose. Also present is a bit of citric hops.
T: Again, the smoke is a powerful component in the process. Layers of it permeate throughout the tasting. Sweet chocolate malts are met immediately with an oily smokiness which is quickly overtaken by a flash of citric hoppiness. Finishes dry with an awesome roasted aftertaste of americano, chicory and cocoa powder.
M: Carbonation is subdued, which is great for the style. However, the body is just a touch on the thin side for expressing such dark and aggressive flavors.
O: Goddamn amazing. This is a beer that I've been eyeing for a few weeks. Glad to have finally tried it.
05-23-2012 10:34:50 | More by McStagger
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
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