Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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90
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3,833 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,833
Reviews: 1,753
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 129
Gots: 287 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-18-2002)
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Photo of andrewm190
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle, this is still a great beer. Good taste of malts, but not tremendously overwhelming. slight chocolate taste, as advertised, but you have to search for it a little bit. good smoky aftertaste. Great mouthfeel, nice and crispy, but not before you get to taste the beer. I recommend it, but not quite as full as I thought.

Photo of AndyH
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ghebel
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - Dark fruit and chocolate malts up front with toffee like sweetness. Earthy and piney hops balance out the malt bill.

Appearance - Pours very dark brown with garnet edges. Head is light brown, creamy on top and comprised of tight smallish bubbles. Leaves moderate lacing on it's way down to a thin coating.

Taste - Dark fruits and sweet toffee. Dark malts combine with moderate bitterness. Sweet finish. Smoke is mild in the background and only enhances the other flavors. It is not overpowering. Finishes with earthy, piney hops.

Mouthfeel - Moderate body and carbonation bite. Bitterness lingers a while and seems to mildly coat the mouth. Mild, style appropriate astringency on the back of the mouth.

Drinkability - Very drinkable.

Overall - Nice Porter with a touch a smokey flavor in the background, but only enough to enhance the other flavors.

Photo of Jordanbryan10
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Crstumpf
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of monnik
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of JeffNev
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of m_p_snyder
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of natethamac
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of spazx
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Acubflem
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of unklesyd
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When I cracked this one open, I was sitting on my back porch. Someone had just lit up a BBQ, by coincidence, which seemed appropriate in accompanying this brew.

Poured well and sat in a Guinness glass with a creamy chocofoam-cream head a nice opalescent off-black.

The smoked malt was present in the nose, though subtle.

Surprisingly fresh hop profile for a porter. Tonic notes on the tounge that complemented the subtle dominant of the smoky notes of the malt in the aroma.

Just slightly thin, not overly, and appropriate for the style. More alcohol heat in the throat than expected for a brew of this ABV.

A good brew, but for as blended it was in flavor, I felt just-slightly-uncomfortably full after the bomber, so marks off for drinkability.

Photo of joshuadlight
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Cricket's in Lubbock.
The beer just didn't impress me. Stone always seems to be pushing the boundaries of taste and overall beer experience, but this thing seems pretty tame. It looked fine, dark with a small tan head. The smell was sweeter than I expected and I even had trouble finding any smoke in the nose. The same goes for the taste. Biscuity malts, no smoke, no carbonation, no balance. Not a special mouthfeel. Drinkable enough. If you like it.

Photo of wknight167
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apearance - Pours a near opaque black that only lets light through when held to the light with a two finger tan head that lasts a good deal of time and leaves some impressive lacing.

Nose- Roasty dark chocolate and coffee. Smoke is evident, but not at the level I was expecting from a stone brew.

Palate- Both the smoke and hops are present, but slight. The showcase here is the malt. Coffee and chocolate with a touch of roastiness. The smoke becomes more pronounced as the beer warms, but it remains smooth.

Mouthfeel- Creamy and smooth, full bodied with mild carbonation

Overall- Shows that a smoked porter can still be about the porter.

Photo of RunForYourBeer
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep, dark brown color with a thin tan head.

S: Has a smokey smell with hints of chocolate coming out.

T: Hints of chocolate and dark fruits come out up front. The finish is a nice combination of smokey and roasty.

M: Medium with the right amount of carbonation.

D: Good. Lots of flavor without being too heavy.

This is a great beer. I really like the smokiness in the finish.

Photo of AndyTaylor
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of PopGun
2/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of hlatimer266
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Hacksaw34
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of MaineBeerMan
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color, not quite black, with a big creamy head of small tan bubbles.
Aroma of toasted malt, coffee and a bit of smokiness.
Full bodied and flavored with a smooth creamy mouthfeel, lots of coffee and sweet malt flavor and a smokey finish that reminds me of a nice single malt scotch.
A very tasty brew, the 22 oz. bomber just wasn't enough, I really need more of this beer! Thanks to JohnnyP for bringing me my first Stone beer.

Photo of Cheesemoose
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle split between a couple tulips.

Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Three fingers of head rise up, slowly dissipating. Nice film forms leaving a pretty nice flowing head that drips down leaving long trails.

Strong smoke nature on the nose. A mild roasted malt base, but the smoking gives a great spiciness, very similar to either roasted Jalapenos or a sour funk. Intriguing.

Roasted malts give a nice base. The smoked nature dominates though, but not to a "oh dear caught in a house fire" degree. Mellowed, and for being a smoked porter, it is not just a smoke beer. The porter nature is well played, giving off a smooth roasted balance.

Very creamy and smooth. ABV is non-existant, and quite quaffable. Not a great intro into the style, but a good smoke beer.

Photo of BevMoAndrew
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served from a 22oz. bomber at about 55 degrees.
Appearance - Black with a cream tan froth. Good head retention.
Smell - The roasted malts string out of the pint with dark chocolate notes and a subtle, but easily detected, smoke character.
Taste - The smoke definitely leads the pack over the palate with those chocolate malts that I detected on the nose.
Drinkablitiy - Dangerously smooth. Do yourself a favor and buy this beer.
(This makes a fantastic base for a dark chocolate & black pepper marinade.)

Photo of Amberluvsbeer
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of xymyl
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Black with a deep red edge. Head is tawny brown thick and leaves big lace.

Aroma is rich with malt and hops woody and fruity notes are just below the surface. This is very complex.

Very balanced taste with just enough of the smoke note staying a long time after each sip. Notes of cherries, chocolate, sunflower seeds, molasses, nice dark malts, ash and smoke. There is a lot going on here, more than you are likely to find in most stouts, and yet stone calls it a porter, exactly as it should be.

Medium full in body, another perfect beer that forget about for a while and always come back to.

Photo of shabbtastic
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stone seems to be all the rage so I gave the smoked porter a try. Presented in a 22oz bottle.

A - Poured a deep black with a nice frothy head. Lacing was what I expected, as it stuck all the way down the glass.

S - Pretty average I must admit, caramel malts with not a much smokey as I expected. I had to double check the bottle to see if it was a smoked porter, but it was nicely balanced.

T/M - Malty up front with hints of floral hops as it finished. Not too heavy and a bit sweet initially. Smooth finish with nice carbonation, but kinda struck me as average...

D - Overall a very good porter, just not as smokey as I'd a liked. I recommend picking one up if you see it.

Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,833 ratings.