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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,643 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,643
Reviews: 1,744
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 106
Gots: 223 | 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 PhatAtUT
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bottle

A: pours pitch black with an ample light brown head. thick lacing on glass. 4

S: very fragrant roasted malts. chocolate, coffee. some vanilla. very nice. 4.5

T: milder than expected. not especially exciting. malts taste lightly roasted, no real bitterness. just a hint of smokiness on the finish. 3.5

M: creamy, easy to drink. a little sticky. nicely done here. 4.0

O: nice beer. would have again. good pricepoint. recommmend.

PhatAtUT, May 28, 2012
Photo of dumptruck81
4/5  rDev -0.2%

dumptruck81, May 28, 2012
Photo of loriwhowantstoknow
5/5  rDev +24.7%

loriwhowantstoknow, May 28, 2012
Photo of Tunguska
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Tunguska, May 27, 2012
Photo of Flowyn82
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Flowyn82, May 26, 2012
Photo of danoble1
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

danoble1, May 25, 2012
Photo of t-rav
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

t-rav, May 25, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of Carillon
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Carillon, May 24, 2012
Photo of BeerMaverick
4.25/5  rDev +6%

BeerMaverick, May 23, 2012
Photo of McStagger
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful garnet with two fingers incredibly dense, fluffy mocha head. Head retention is stellar. Lacing is also stellar. Beautiful looking pint.

S: Immediately the smoke presence is known. Charred oak, chicory, coffee, and cacao are all present in the nose. Also present is a bit of citric hops.

T: Again, the smoke is a powerful component in the process. Layers of it permeate throughout the tasting. Sweet chocolate malts are met immediately with an oily smokiness which is quickly overtaken by a flash of citric hoppiness. Finishes dry with an awesome roasted aftertaste of americano, chicory and cocoa powder.

M: Carbonation is subdued, which is great for the style. However, the body is just a touch on the thin side for expressing such dark and aggressive flavors.

O: Goddamn amazing. This is a beer that I've been eyeing for a few weeks. Glad to have finally tried it.

McStagger, May 23, 2012
Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

TonyTalon, May 23, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep brown nearly black color with a thick one finger tan head. The head had very nice retention leaving a medium amount of lacing.

Smell – Roasted malt is heaviest in the nose. These are cocoa and dark bread in nature with lighter hints of some smokiness, pine and a nice caramel/brown sugar sweetness.

Taste – A smooth roasted malt and cocoa flavor mixed with a light sweet caramel start the taste out. The caramel fades as some hoppy flavors come to the tongue. These are largely earthy in nature with lighter flavors of pine. At the end, the smoke that is suggested in the name, comes to fruition along with a resurgence (light resurgence) of some sweeter flavors.
Overall a very nice taste is left on the tongue in the end.

Mouthfeel – Creamier then the average brew with a slightly lighter level of carbonation. Very nice for the roasty-smoky flavors of the brew.

Overall – It’s a rather easy to drink, roasty and a good go to for a slightly dryer porter. Not too shabby.

Darkmagus82, May 23, 2012
Photo of FrankK
4/5  rDev -0.2%

FrankK, May 22, 2012
Photo of choover14
4/5  rDev -0.2%

choover14, May 21, 2012
Photo of Pintofbrown
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I reviewed Smoked Porter in a glass mug.

Appearance- This beer has a very nice muddy-brown cap with tiny bubbles in the smooth surface. There is about a finger's-width of foam sitting atop the dark brown and opaque body. There is almost a solid wall of lace as the drink diminishes in the glass.

Smell- This one is full of rich cocoa nibs and a tangy yeast. It almost smells like sourdough bread. Not much smoke to speak of, but incredibly rich and malty.

Taste- The palate is not quite as rich, but the smokiness is more forward and really clings for a long finish. The sourdough bread malt hits the palate more in the middle of the drink. Cocoa is not nearly as strong here, which is a little disappointing.

Mouth feel- A nice mouth feel is found in Smoked Porter: a bigger medium body that slides easily over the tongue. It is not very dry, but the beer really sticks to the cheeks, making for a very long drink.

Overall- I really enjoyed this porter. If only the malty, cocoa bomb promised by the nose could transfer to the palate without getting muted by the smoke. Otherwise there is not much to complain about here. Enjoy this one!

Pintofbrown, May 20, 2012
Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -25.2%

TimH, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Sooch222, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Beerislivingproof, May 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

freduardo, May 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Mario, May 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

steeezin, May 15, 2012
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

ZethOfTheNorth, May 14, 2012
Photo of SylviaFaye
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a dark, ruby porter with excellent body and a solid, sweet smell. The hops are milder than other big porters that I've sampled, so the notes center less on black coffee and more on chocolate malt and stewed plum flavors. There is a dash of smoky flavor in the background, as advertised, but I might have missed it if I were not looking for it. Overall, I found Stone Smoked Porter very drinkable and pleasant, a beer that I will definitely pick up again.

SylviaFaye, May 14, 2012
Photo of BeerNoobNC
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 24 oz glass. Definitely a good porter, and definitely has a little of that "smoked" flavor, but to me this beer doesn't stick out from other good porters as the best. Basically, it was worth a try, but I probably won't buy it over other porters that I think are just as good but available at a cheaper price.

BeerNoobNC, May 14, 2012
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,643 ratings.