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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,572 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,572
Reviews: 1,736
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 102
Gots: 194 | 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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Milkysunshine

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-14-2012 22:05:25 | More by Milkysunshine
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ColoradoNative

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

04-14-2012 06:07:02 | More by ColoradoNative
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.4%

04-13-2012 13:49:35 | More by whatname
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Beezee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-13-2012 03:40:10 | More by Beezee
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Enjoy By 05.29.12

A: Pours a dark ruby red color with a fluffy fingers worth of tan head that leaves some nice lacing

S: Malty, slight smoke and coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and maybe even some dark fruits

T: Follows the nose, very complex with a few different distinct layers. First is the roatsed malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Next is the slight smoke. This is all rounded off by more malty character and very light anise and dark fruits. And I put an emphasis on very light

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very nice and complex porter that has a very nice price point and is pretty easy to drink. Would definitely be a nice fall fireside beer, especially with the smoke character

04-13-2012 03:27:06 | More by BEERMILER12
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev -3.5%

Stone Smoked Porter has a very thick, creamy, beige head and a dark brown appearance, with some lacing. The aroma is faint, but one is able to detect dark-roasted and bready barley malt. Taste is of dark-roasted, charred malt, charcoal, and some sweet bread. I did not pick up on any hop bitterness with this beer. Mouthfeel was pretty light and watery, and Stone Smoked Porter finishes semi-dry, creamy, and very easy drinking. Overall, this is a good beer.

RJT

04-12-2012 20:44:49 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-11-2012 19:55:03 | More by Nage37
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BeardedRiker

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%

Quick question: Why did I not buy this beer before? It's $5.09 (plus tax) for a bomber and it's a smoked porter. Obviously my wires were messed up in my head for a long time. The only other time I had Stone's Smoked Porter was a few weeks ago at a good bar in Dallas, TX called The Common Table. They had a version of it on Randall and with Knob Creek vanilla beans. It was insanely good, especially when it got very warm. Now it's time to see how the original version is.

This is one of those beers you love pouring out. The head forms pretty slowly with the bubbles turbulently rising to the top, making a lovely, fluffy light tan head that has excellent retention, allowing you to get a nice amount of head to rise above the rim of the glass. There's a good amount of lacing. The darkest of brown, it's a more reddish ruby color, and clear, when before a light. Some bubbles remain on the surface of the beer throughout the experience.

This is a very mealy-smelling beer to me. Roasted malts dominate but they're not nearly as chocolatey or coffee-y as I expected them to be. That's not a bad thing, though. There's a slightly sweet caramel aroma too. I wouldn't say smokiness is strong but it's definitely there, but I will say there is a pretty strong toastiness to it. Good aromas but nothing great or strong.

This wasn't as strong as I thought it'd be. It's taste mirrors the smell in many ways. It's mostly mealy and the toastiness comes in there again, like a light smokiness. Compared to Left Hand's Smoke Jumper I had over the weekend, this is much less smoky. I almost feel as if Stone has tried to make a more drinkable beer, and that's something that's not really their style. There's a bit of chocolate and coffee that makes their presence felt, or in this case tasted, later on. Flavors are good but not strong enough to make much of an impression. Smokiness is more of a hint than a defining character.

This is a pretty smooth brew. Medium-bodied with medium-low carbonation. This is a very smooth beer and because of its mild flavors it is very drinkable as well.

I'll be honest, this didn't satisfy me as I thought it would. Usually when I pour such a gorgeous beer its other qualities are just equally as good, but the smell and taste were underwhelming to me. This beer's flaw, if it can be called that, is that it doesn't have enough of what's already there. The on Randall and Knob Creek vanilla bean version I had had much more character and got more interesting as I drank it. This sort of stayed good but not great. But if you're wanting a mild-flavored and drinkable smoked porter, this is a good bet and it's relatively cheap price makes it an easier choice for a purchase.

04-11-2012 01:38:28 | More by BeardedRiker
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Invictys


3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-10-2012 18:41:48 | More by Invictys
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jojoluvsbeer


4/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a dark color with a cream colored head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is of smoke coffee, and caramel. Taste has initial malt sweetness, followed by an interesting smoky flavor. The finish is mildly bitter and dry. Mouthfeel is medium to full.

04-09-2012 15:27:11 | More by jojoluvsbeer
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DeezJutz

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-09-2012 14:55:10 | More by DeezJutz
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Pexkool

Mexico

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

A - Deep reddish color, almost completely black; pours a huge rocky head about 3 fingers high that lasts a good 3 or 5 minutes to dissipate into a thin lace that leaves traces.

S - Black fruits jam, burnt wood and alcohol with faint chocolate scent.

T - Licorice, sweet chocolate, coffee and toasted tones with light smokey undertones. At some points it was like having charcoal at your mouth, like taking a deep breath from a grill at a BBQ.

M - Smooth and slightly carbonated, but not overwhelming at all; has a little dry finish, but it just leaves you wanting more.

Overall, I enjoyed this brew a lot. It was balanced, with a good body and complexity without being overwhelming to the palate. It has some flavors and characteristics that I've enjoyed from stouts, but being a porter it was a little less aggressive, which was satisfying and tasty. I would recommend it and have it again, no doubt about it.

04-09-2012 03:20:35 | More by Pexkool
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-09-2012 01:48:37 | More by Polasiuss
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littlelorib

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

Dark, black beer with a creamy head that overflowed my glass. Smell is of a standard porter, with hints of espresso and chocolate. But the taste is just right, with just the right amount of smoke that really sets it apart from other porters. Well done!

Given that its in a 22 ounce bottle and costs more than my regular porters, this beer will not become an everyday beer for me, but its something i can reserve for those special beer drinking days.

04-09-2012 00:56:15 | More by littlelorib
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Ryno317


4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-08-2012 17:34:26 | More by Ryno317
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hlaus

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-08-2012 01:23:52 | More by hlaus
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

04-07-2012 23:56:48 | More by WhitmansNiece
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cisteve

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-07-2012 01:24:41 | More by cisteve
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brownbear_19

Georgia

3/5  rDev -25.4%

04-06-2012 20:53:16 | More by brownbear_19
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2012 09:41:33 | More by ambruns1979
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2012 06:28:29 | More by MarkyMOD
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RespetoCerveza101

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2012 04:28:56 | More by RespetoCerveza101
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egraham


4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2012 01:44:21 | More by egraham
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BCason


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-06-2012 01:43:34 | More by BCason
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-05-2012 19:32:02 | More by szmnnl99
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,572 ratings.