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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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3,693 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,693
Reviews: 1,746
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 109
Gots: 244 | 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 -0.2%

calcio360jrd, Jan 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

CLanda, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

SMKilp, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of BRoss242
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured black with a dark ruby tint, had a nice 1 finger cream colored head that quickly resided to a small layer that lasted the duration of the tasting

S- Chocolate, caramel, and a subtle smoke aroma, mixed with a lite lint of hops.

T- Nice balance of malt smoke and hops make this a good tasting porter, but I would like to have more smoke taste noticable.

M- Very smooth and creamy feeling, like eating a bar of dark chocolate.

D- If I could get this beer on a regular basis I could drink it almost every day. So overall I would say a very good session beer.

BRoss242, Apr 16, 2006
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

inanity, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

AndyH, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Cmack15
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark nice 2 finger creamy head

Aroma: slight chocolate note, sweet, dark roast

Taste: sweet, dark malts, and a hint of smoke at the end. smoke comes through really nice. good balance here

Mouthfeel: medium to thick body, carbonation very appropriate for style

This is a well crafted beer in the taste especially. Great balance of malty sweetness with a hint of smoke. The low abv of this beer makes me think in colder months you could possibly session this beer.

Cmack15, Sep 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

anwo56, Dec 02, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good! There are some good smoked porters out there. This one isn't a punch in the face flavor wise as some are, but I think that works in it's flavor. Compared to their other beers, Stone is showing it's versatility as well as restraint on this beer and that makes me think higher of them.

A - dark brown. Tan head, good foam at first. Some lacing.

S - Toasty and just a touch of smoke. Sweet vanilla and grain coming through.

T - Nice even flavor. Well balanced. Smokiness in the finish. Just a little bitter from both hop, smoke and the roasted grain. Hint of vanilla.

M - I love the softness of it, quite silky. A nice gentle smoke at the end, like you ate a tiny tiny piece of wood char. A little dryness on the tongue at the end.

D - Great. I wish the flavor was a little more robust up front. But it's still quite good and I think this is highly drinkable. It's not very strong % wise, and it's very easy to swallow and you crave more.

HeroJH, Feb 04, 2009
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4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with some amber/ruby highlights. Impressive 2 finger tan head which sticks around for a long while.

Sweet rich malts mix with more chocolate flavours. And then the smokiness creeps in, but in a really balanced way. I get a hint of hops too, though the smokiness is certainly covering much of the hop aroma.

Excellent flavour. Good rich chocolate and caramel sweetness, then some roasted flavours which combine seamlessly with the smoky flavour. The smoke is very apparent, but never over the top.

Mouthfeel is good, but not excellent. For this type of beer I'd like it a little chewier. As it is, its pleasantly medium bodied which certainly isnt a problem.

Drinkability is relatively high for what it is.

An impressively crafted beer.

jbowers56, Jun 06, 2010
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3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: poured from a 22oz. bottle, this brew is predictably dark, virtually opaque in appearance. a decent tan head announces itself and leaves fair lacing...

s: smokey, light chocolate and a bit of burnt malt are discernable

t: smokey, oaked, burnt, light chocolate

m: smooth, dry, and respectable in mouthfeel, with a bit of a smokey aftertaste

d: goes down well and as indicated in other reviews i would imagine this to be a great beverage to accompany a good meal.


sirdrinkwell, Oct 08, 2009
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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a Sebago Brewing Co. tulip glass.

Poured half of the bomber vigorously which produces a huge creamy tan head. Settles relatively quick to a point where it's still foamy and substantial, but you can see the beer through it. The foam laces well, and the body couldn't be blacker. Deep black coffee black. Smells very roasty. Smoke and char in the nose. Deep roasted malt flavors. Smoky, with a hint of bitterness. Slight cola and mineral aftertaste, with something that reminds me of toasted marshmallows. A nice carbonation and medium body keeps it from being too heavy, and is superbly drinkable. More hickory smoke and coffee as it warms. A nice after dinner beverage. Finishes dry.

ggilman, Aug 21, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a dark brown with a reddish tint. One finger of mocha head that dissipates quickly but leaves a little lacing.

S: Smells of chocolate, coffee with a slight smoky undertone.

T: Tastes of mild chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, slight smokiness, a bit of hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Body is light-medium with an average level of carbonation. Overall this seems a bit thin.

D: Drinkability is pretty good but I expected more smokiness.

mrnobody, Sep 23, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber (Enjoy by 6.21.11 date) into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark cola brown with a 2-finger light mocha colored head. Generous lacing remains as the head dissipates.

S: Nice roasty malt with a pretty fair amount of hops. Light coffee, smoky aroma.

T: Much more potent than the aroma (thankfully). This is a solid porter, to be sure. A heavy roasted malt backbone with a decent amount of bittering hops and a faint smoky flavor hiding in the background. Nice.

M: Creamy, adequately carbonated. Not thin like most other porters. A very nice dessert beer.

O: A great offering from Stone. Maybe not quite my favorite porter, but definitely a good one. For the price, there are better beers out there, but I wouldn't turn this one down if offered to me. A solid B+/A-.

DrewV, Jun 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

BlakeL, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

dcbdc1, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

lostgrrl666, Jul 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Gear54, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

snocntry, May 30, 2012
Photo of dhd1491
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really an outstanding brew. Great flavor, great smoke, without being overbearing or having strange flavors. Pours great, a dense frothy tan head and impenetrable black liquid with just a tinge of brown at the edges. Smell is okay. Taste is fabulous. Very drinkable for such a "stout" brew. Stone continues to impress me.

dhd1491, Dec 02, 2008
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4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle received in trade from kiefdog(thanks kevin!) Poured into pint glass. Pours deep brown almost black with a finger of tan head with good retention and great lacing on the glass. Smell is like roasted malts with no hint of the smokiness I was expecting. Taste is smoky as soon as it hits your tongue but mellows out to a smooth maltiness. Light-medium mouthfeel. Very drinkable. The best porter I've ever had. My favorite beer from Stone yet.

dakid618, Mar 29, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass

Very dark brown to black with small tan head that dissipates to thin coat.

Smell is of coffee / espresso, caramel, smoky merlot. Was able to pick up the aroma much better after multiple sips.

Nice mix of smoky, coffee / espresso, chocolate, tobacco, and raisin flavors. Smokiness was very well balanced by the sweeter flavors, not overpowering.

Thin feel. No syrupy aftertase that can sometimes bog down porters.

Easily drinkable.

Overall, a very good beer.

EtOHMD, Mar 01, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

acat25, Apr 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Ecolello87, Nov 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

Chopman50, Jan 22, 2012
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,693 ratings.