Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.55/5 rDev +13.2%
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.
01-17-2009 20:50:58 | More by bfields4
3.8/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
02-06-2003 07:03:34 | More by goz
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
01-08-2010 06:05:24 | More by kiddynamite920
4.4/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
07-28-2008 00:20:25 | More by UA8
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
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
04-06-2011 04:36:39 | More by Snow81
3.18/5 rDev -20.9%
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.
08-12-2006 02:25:29 | More by mjc410
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
03-23-2009 21:38:51 | More by hiikeeba
United Kingdom (England)
3.9/5 rDev -3%
Appearance: Almost black in colour, with a thick creamy tan head and a slight amount of carbonation.
Aroma: Lots of roasted malts, with hints of chocolate, smoked oak chips, mild coffee, and strange metallic red winey aroma.
Taste: The taste is powerfully smokey right from the start, like eating a campfire. After fanning away the smoke there is a predominantly malty body, with woody coffee flavours, and a subtle burnt sugar. There are traces of raisin, and possibly blackcurrant.
Mouthfeel: Dense and smooth, a nice porter feel.
Drinkability: The intense smokiness may take away a bit from the drinkability but it is still a great porter, and smoke is nice in small doses, and anyway, it is a smoked porter.
10-27-2009 18:22:26 | More by PartyBear
4.1/5 rDev +2%
This brew pours a dark almost black color with a slight hint of ruby. There is a fair sized tan head at the top and it gives away to a very thin sticky lace. The aroma is a mixture of roasted malt, brunt coffee, and a slight sweet scent. The flavor is mellow but very satisfying and is a direct copy of the aroma. There is a bit of a dry after taste (hops?) that hangs around and more of the smoke (burnt coffee) finish. Another very nice brew from Stone. I could sit down and enjoy another one BUT I only have one and some bitch named Isabel is hanging around off the coast.
09-18-2003 00:31:55 | More by Stubbie1
4.83/5 rDev +20.1%
Poured from a bottle into a delirum snifter
A-Pours an extremly dark brown near black even aginst direct light its completely opaque good head and laceing throughout.
S-Wonderful, bold notes of hickory, esspresso, vinilla, and chocolate that all come through extremly clear
T-Again wonderful everything that the nose hints about this beer comes through in the flavor and just as bold the complexity it amazing and only outdone by the balance in the beer. Nice full body with a near perfect carbonation level for the style this is perhaps the best porter i have ever drank and would reach for it time and time again if i had the oppertunity.
06-12-2008 06:31:59 | More by SpecialK088
4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
Pours out dark, with a hint of brown. Forms a nice head on top, and leaves decent lacing all the way down the glass. I love the smell, smells smoky and roasty, very enticing. I'm nost sure how much I like smoky flavors from my small experience with smoked beers, but the taste is still very subtle, though the smokiness seems to come out more as the beer warms. I wonder what this would taste like without the smoked malts. I really love the mouthfeel, it's a bit creamy and very, very smooth. And I think that could make it very easy to drink a lot of these in succession, though I think I would get bored of the smokiness after a while.
10-10-2008 17:26:13 | More by taylorhamrick
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
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