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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,628 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,628
Reviews: 1,744
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 106
Gots: 217 | 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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Photo of mrandypandy
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

Purchased at Capital City Package in Atlanta.
22oz bottle.

A- Pours a medium black with amber highlights when held up the light. Small tan head to start but it quickly fades away to nothing. It might be my glass but there's little to no head regention.
S- I get some black licorice and a bit of smoke. I was expecting a little bit more in the terms of aroma. I do get some alcohol as it warms, which I found surprising.
T- Man is this beer delicious. Smoke, lots of smoke. Licorice and a bit of roasted malt. Did I mention the smoke?
M- Mouthfeel is on par for a porter. Medium body and exceptionally smooth.
D- Drinks well for a smoked beer. Goes down easily. I could try to put away a couple of these but I think the smoke would get in the way.

Overall, a damn fine porter and a damn fine smoked beer. Even my dad thought it was good, and he's a Schaefer kind of beer guy. Stone again does not disappoint.

mrandypandy, Dec 26, 2008
Photo of jerz
4/5  rDev -0.5%

jerz, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of ronin926
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

ronin926, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of BalancingBrooms
4/5  rDev -0.5%

BalancingBrooms, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of juju7
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%

Grey import bomber.

Nice thick, creamy head atop dark brown body with tawny edges.

Was expecting a more overpowering nose given it's a Stone beer but was pleasantly surprised with the nice blend of hops, subtle smoke and roast coffee. Smoke comes through again on the palate along with some fairly serious bitterness. Personally I prefer my porters a little more thick and chocolatey. For me this is a touch thin on malt body considering the forward bitterness.

Overall a good beer and one to share. Bomber is way too much for me. It was an absolute killer match with the smoked wagyu slices I nibbled on while drinking.

juju7, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of GregoryMo
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

GregoryMo, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of JesseLara
4/5  rDev -0.5%

JesseLara, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of CBFanWish
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

A super dark brown color that would give you the impression that it was a stout just by looking at it. There was a smoky smell as well as a smoky yet caramel taste. If there is a better way to spend my winters, I havn't had it yet. This beer was as smooth as it gets.

CBFanWish, Dec 26, 2003
Photo of ralree
3.9/5  rDev -3%

A: Deep black and opaque, nice tan foamy 2-finger head. Great head retention and great lacing. Beautiful.

S: String smoky and slightly skunky flavor. Sweet caramel malt, and fine flowering hops permeate well.

T: Strong smoky flavor with a good bitter hop flavor underneath. Malt isn't quite as sweet as I like it, making this beer a little bland. Dark chocolate and a little bit of coffee are also present.

M: Pretty oily, good carbonation, medium-heavy bodied, non-astringent. Not bad, but not great.

D: Drinks alright - it's pretty heavy. Alcohol is burning nicely. I think one per night would be my max.

ralree, Dec 21, 2007
Photo of BeerNemesis
4.1/5  rDev +2%

Stone Smoked Porter | 650 ml. | 5.9% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Stone Brewing Co.
Style: American Porter
Glass: Pint

Appearance:
An attractive mahogany brown with lively ruby highlights. It also features a blossoming 2" khaki head.

Aroma:
It smells... distinguished -- Like a cappuccino and a fine cigar. Smoky, malty, mocha, and dark chocolate.

Taste:
Roasted coffee malt flavors and a luscious extra-dark chocolate backdrop set the scene. A mild smoky taste picks up mid-sip and lingers long after. I'm impressed by the level hop bitterness, which adds a punchy balance to otherwise mellow nature of the brew.

Mouthfeel:
Full-bodied and rich with a silky smooth mouthfeel.

Harmony:
The smokey malts and subtle, punchy hops mingle perfectly

BeerNemesis, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of ChrisinRI
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

ChrisinRI, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of MJR
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown with a hint of red. No light gets in or out, as it's almost completely opaque. A dark tan head forms a finger thick and retains as a small cap.

Smell: Rich and malty, with a smokey undercurrent. A touch of coffee is hidden deep in the muck...

Taste: I was suprised by how relaxed this beer was. I was expecting a full taste-bud assault, but no... It's very smooth and rich, with a nice maltiness. Suggestions of coffee and chocolate are hidden in the dark fluid. The smokiness is quite restrained and minimal. There's a steady, but small, stream of sweetness that flows from the first sip to the last drop. Not much hop presence at all, just a ghost-like trail of bitterness that is easy to miss.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with a 'just right' mouthfeel. The alcohol is extraordinarily well hidden. Finishes smooth...

Drinkability: Good stuff. The smoke hangs in the background, playing back-up to the malt flavor, instead of taking over and ruining it. Another solid ale from Stone.

MJR, Apr 24, 2003
Photo of mempath
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.

mempath, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of SpongeRuiner
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

SpongeRuiner, May 18, 2013
Photo of jmsedgwick
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of VinsanityDiesel
4/5  rDev -0.5%

VinsanityDiesel, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Popsinc
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

Popsinc, Jun 08, 2007
Photo of mobyfann
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.

mobyfann, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of xav33
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%

Stone Smoked Porter
22oz bomber
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.

xav33, Oct 26, 2006
Photo of JohnnyK
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

JohnnyK, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of seanwhite
4/5  rDev -0.5%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of SWMeyer4141
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.

SWMeyer4141, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Bloodbuzz99, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of zachattack555
4/5  rDev -0.5%

zachattack555, Aug 11, 2014
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,628 ratings.