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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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3,519 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,519
Reviews: 1,736
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 101
Gots: 182 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-14-2013 23:27:25 | More by tabascosigned
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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bark and lovely brown with a smallish fizzy head. Little retention and lacing. Smells a little smoky and oaky.

The tatse is a very nice and flavorful. A lot of subtle smoke flavor with a bit of charcoal and toasted nut hiding in the back. Not overly hopped, which is a departure for Stone. Mouthfeel was a hair thin for my liking and it was just a little too fizzy but overall a really decent session porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2004 13:18:21 | More by yankeeheel
Photo of yossarian14


4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Paired a bomber with some hickory smoked st louis style ribs. WOW!

Exceptional from start to finish. Exactly what I was looking for when I picked up this Smoked Porter. Light shows through which i did not expect, showing a dark brown with hints of reds. The smoke is not overwhelming, its just right. Great smoky chocolate taste with a creamy feel. So smooth and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 23:37:29 | More by yossarian14
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-23-2011 23:28:28 | More by spoonhawk
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-31-2014 14:33:42 | More by Antonius08
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-01-2013 05:15:40 | More by RandyBoBandy
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-02-2012 03:44:04 | More by bigbeerfan
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-22-2012 18:47:18 | More by GregoryMo
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-03-2013 02:39:18 | More by Bsetz
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-24-2014 14:18:21 | More by Brutus627
Photo of bfields4


4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours nicely with a full head and a dark amber body. The head retains itself very well throughout the beer. Leaving nice trails down the glass.

Sweet chocolaty smells rise from this beer accompanied by smokey notes.

Smokey coffee and chocolate tastes make this beer very enjoyable another taste of something I can't quite put my finger on maybe a little bit of molasses.

A nice smooth light body makes this beer go down very easy.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 20:50:58 | More by bfields4
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-03-2012 20:28:31 | More by BlackTuesday
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-06-2013 15:12:29 | More by bca115
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-13-2014 01:10:43 | More by fisherbray
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-08-2013 00:52:27 | More by ThrashMaster
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-27-2013 13:02:40 | More by BrewClint
Photo of goz


3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a dark, ruby-tinged brown. Thick, rocky tan head, medium diminishing, and leaving excellent lace. Aroma is roasted malt, hints of some fruits, and light smoke. Flavor starts quite sweet, middle gets more of the bitter roasted flavor, and ends with some light smoke and bitter chocolate. The hops show up a bit in the end as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2003 07:03:34 | More by goz
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-16-2013 16:51:53 | More by longisland1983
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-06-2013 22:59:07 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a DFH pint glass. Thin glass made for quite some head.

A: Light barely squeaks through this one, very dark brown with a head to match. Head is full and foamy with a nice tan color. Hasn't went down since I started the review so it looks like this ones hanging around.

S: Has a sweet smell like unfermented wort. Smells like wet, smokey grains. Sweetness comes through with aromas of chocolate, vanilla and even some cinnamon(may be the smoke). Not a whole lot going on here. No hop presence to balance the roastiness.

T: Smokey and roasty, fairly sweet yet bitter in the end. Chocolate and smoke prevail. Thought I was going to be disappointed after the aroma, but this beer succeeds in the smoked category. Flavor is very complex with the smoke and sweet malts playing off each other. A small bit of hops come through on the palate giving it some floral qualities towards the end. Very well balanced beer.

M: Although thin, I wasn't expecting a chewy beer. Rushes down the tongue and collects in the back of the mouth distributing smoke and sweetness around. Thin but luxurious.

D: Very drinkable porter, I'm almost halfway done a pint while doing this review. Could see this pairing very well with chocolate desserts or even a nice cigar (don't smoke them, but just going on flavor juxtaposition here). Low abv makes a bomber of this an easy match for a craft beer lover.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 06:05:24 | More by kiddynamite920
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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Rich Mahogany body with an interesting rich light brown head.

S- Roasted malts and light yeast scent

T- Rich smokey malts, hints of hops, and yeast

M- Rich and thick with fine carbonation that dances on the tongue

D- Very nice porter. I enjoyed the nice balance and refreshing taste. I would deffinitely session this brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2008 00:20:25 | More by UA8
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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black as night

Head: Nice dark tan head but dissipates quickly

Smell: Little malty with subtle hops

Taste: Dark grains with a subtle caramel on the backend

Weight: Medium to light body with a low to medium carbonation

Finish: Smokey malts

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 04:36:39 | More by Snow81
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3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a La Moneuse tulip lazily, the beer still manages to raise a mighty, creamy, big bubbled head, the color of creamed coffee. It settles after a few minutes, leaving nice lacing.
The body is almost opaque, but ruby peeks through a bit.

Smell is light, sugary, and only mildly roasty. Not too much here.

Taste is light, creamy, and mildly roasty. Very enjoyable. Mildly bitter. Would benefit from a good bit more smoke and chocolate flacors.

Very light, even while knowing its ABV. Still, makes it quite drinkable. A nice beer for sessions, although on the strong side.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2006 02:25:29 | More by mjc410
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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours up black with a thick, fluffy tan head that dissipates slowly.

S - Faint aroma of of smoke and roasted malt

T - Roasted malt flavor, with some chocolate notes. Smoke flavor is subdued and subtle.

M - Mouthfeel seems a bit thin and watery, but not bad.

D - A smooth, easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 21:38:51 | More by hiikeeba
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-19-2013 03:12:46 | More by crowbar540
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
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