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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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3,655 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,655
Reviews: 1,744
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 107
Gots: 229 | 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%

FrankK, May 22, 2012
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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
Photo of Sooch222
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

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

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

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

steeezin, May 15, 2012
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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
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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
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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown to black pour. Nice lacing, and a nice tan foam head 1/4" thick.

S - Smell of roasted hickory wood, chocolate malt, and black pepper.

T - Nice taste of smoke that settles in the saliva glands. Feel as good as a good cigar. Some cocoa flavor is noted as well, and a tiny bit of heat.

M - Certianly a big porter that is best suited as a post meal drink. Hits with some punch.

O - I like this very much, but got spoiled by the more limited variety with chipotle. If you like smoky porters this is a great option that is generally easy to get a hold of.

socon67, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

OPBrewCrew, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

jamesewelch, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Piason, May 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

RedDeath987, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Bobhoya, May 08, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery the beer arrives a dark brown color with rich copper edges in the light. A nice 1/5 finger beige head with good retention and some lacing. The nose is that of roasted malt, chocolate, piney floral hops. Not as smoky as anticipated. The flavor delivers more smoke as expected but not so much that you feel like you're sucking on a charcoal briquette. Pleasant. Again roasted malts and chocolate. Medium bitterness from the piney earthy hops. Finishes clean and smooth with a lingering roasted smoke flavor. Medium bodied and well carbonated. I am typically not a fan of smoked beer, but this has a gentle enough smoke character that it is enjoyable. Good beer.

hopfacebrew, May 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

ycortez, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

vonnegut21, May 06, 2012
Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is dark brown with a reddish hue when held to light. The tan head has good retention, with lots of lacing left behind. The smell is primarily cocoa, with perhaps a subtle touch of pine as well. The taste begins with sweet roasted malts, followed by a noticeable twinge of hops bitterness toward the finish. There is a very slight smoke taste as well. This porter is a bit more hop-forward than other porters I've had. I would definitely pick this one up again.

DeltaGolfSierra, May 06, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. Enjoy By 05.29.12. Served in a goblet.

Pours a deep dark brown with copper highlights. Forms a two finger head of beige foam. Some delicate lacing left in glass.

Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Decent amount of piney and floral hops in the background.

Flavor delivers on the roasty/smoked chocolate malt promise. Plenty of bitterness along with those flavors. Mild sweetness through the middle and a large dose of piney hops for the style. A real nice lingering smokiness in the aftertaste, without being overpowering.

On the lighter side of medium in body and a medium slightly sharp carbonation.

brotherloco, May 06, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my trusty pint glass. Classic American Porter but smoked. Brownish to near blackish beer. Chocolaty and coffeeish beer smoked. The smell was so intriging and the smoked taste led me back to this beer. Smooth beer. Simpily irresistable!!!@!

yuenglingfan101, May 05, 2012
Photo of wac9
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

alwaya wanted to try this came in a 22oz bottle , this beer does nothing for me i just drank a smoked beer , and so thats it dont know what the fuss about this beer is but one i wont be drinking again great color too much head and just blah dont see the point of this beer i wonder how it taste with vanilla beans

wac9, May 05, 2012
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,655 ratings.