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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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3,513 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,513
Reviews: 1,736
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 100
Gots: 181 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-03-2012 19:33:24 | More by chrispoint
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-02-2012 03:35:14 | More by ClearGrit
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-01-2012 06:04:11 | More by DelicateDelirium
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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark at first sight with a light brown head. A robust feel at the first sip followed by a smile. There is relaxation while making this brew. There is no right or wrong here, as the master brewer was not in a hurry I feel. There is a sense of hops, but not too much. The word caramel comes to my mind, I feel for the color but there is a bit of sweetness that compliments the hops. I know there is a chocolatyness to this - yet I feel it, but cannot describe it. The smoke though is obvious, this I can describe, do not worry there is no alarm to this fire. The sugars and the bitters blend togeather, I cannot distinguish the blacks from whites - a fine grey has been created. A taste from one of the gods I would guess, this taste is bliss....
I give this a 4.25 w/ a margin of .1
The senses are all sharing their emotions at this time.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2012 02:37:14 | More by mndlssphlsphr
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-01-2012 02:36:44 | More by AndrewMichael
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We pour a brew the color of roasted, burnt chocolates. It holds a one finger tan head showing medium retention. This leaves a bubbly lacing and creamy film over the liquid. Carbonation is active and no sediment is noted. The aroma blossoms like a coffee stout. Raw bean comes in to give an additional smoke to the background char that is already there. There is a huge roast to the malts, with chocolate and oaty, cereal grain taking center stage. Medicinal phenols and hops of grass and pine oils follow with booze on the far back. As we sip, the flavoring begins with coiny grain, with smooth and dark char. Grass, pine, and earth mix up front, giving balance. The grain becomes souring, pulling us to a tart middle with more roast and oat. There is a cutting from sweet cream, as the sugars relax the bitters. The finish is a meld of everything together, with medicinal phenols, bittering hops, and a serious smoke and wood. The aftertaste breathes of that crazy smoky essence, bittering char, hop resin, and peppery alcohol. The body is fuller and the carbonation is slightly more than standard. The mouth is coated with light but drying metallics and booze. The feel to each sip is silky smooth, with great smack and slurp, and beautiful cream and froth. The abv is appropriate and this is easy drinking, but you want to nurse it for a while.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how prevalent the smoke was. It was robust and obvious, but didn’t detract from the beautiful chocolatey inclusions and malts. Additionally, the soft feel helped to round things out on all fronts. If we were going to be picky we would have liked to see more smoke in the aroma, but this is minor. This is a nice twist on a well-executed, and otherwise fairly traditional porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 19:08:57 | More by TheBrewo
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-31-2012 16:38:22 | More by tdmccarthy
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-30-2012 06:28:10 | More by slimntubbs
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-30-2012 00:47:20 | More by mrip
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

01-29-2012 05:32:38 | More by sponger
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-28-2012 14:42:33 | More by ninner00
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4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have to admit, I picked this from my beer fridge for the low ABV, as I didn't have lunch - more alcohol on an empty stomach, not good. This beer is the right fit for the night.

Heavy black, with a solid head, draws down to a tacky-looking deep tan layer of bubbles.

Incredible on the nose - like a fall bonfire, with plenty of smoke, but heavy in roasted malts too.

Highly roasted and smokey, but clean on the tongue. Almost like mixing a straight porter with a quarter rauchbier - it has those undertones.

Dry but still a little viscous. Light carbonation. Sticky to close.

Easy drinker, especially given the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 04:34:49 | More by mdcrouser
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-27-2012 23:59:21 | More by jskennedy
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-27-2012 18:52:10 | More by PhineasGage
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-27-2012 12:36:04 | More by likeemdark
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-26-2012 19:53:09 | More by MystikCelt
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-26-2012 19:42:58 | More by Madjr
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-26-2012 11:15:15 | More by dandmc24
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-26-2012 05:06:21 | More by bpackertx
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3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: A good bit of carbonation in this one. Black color. Three fingers of frothy/creamy light tan head. Retention is good and sparse irregular lacing is left.

3.5 S: I'm a bit disappointed with the amount of smoke in this. I expected something a bit more badass from Stone. Anyway, it still smells good. Chocolate with a moderate neutral malt sweetness. A touch of graininess. Smoke is subdued, but it does add a touch of bacon. If this was 10X stronger, it be damn good.

3.0 T: This is a well crafted brew, but it isn't very exciting. Subtle chocolate, subtle roast, and a subtler smoke. The strongest flavor is neutral malt sweetness.

4.0 M: Despite a medium body, this has a lot of creaminess. Good moderate carbonation. Very nice here.

3.5 D: Stone was one of my first loves, but ever since drinking the beers of hundreds of breweries, they don't seem too impressive anymore. Sometimes I wish I had an undeveloped palate again. In any case, this is a tasty, easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 23:59:06 | More by DavoleBomb
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-25-2012 20:11:54 | More by DMc8ride
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-25-2012 18:19:14 | More by rogueleonardi
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-25-2012 05:14:16 | More by Juananitus
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Just a little lighter than pure midnight black. A little bit of a reddish hue if you bring the lip of the glass up to the light.

S - Nothing really special here. It smells like a porter... standard notes of coffee, tobacco, and a little bit of smoke.

T - This is where this beer really shines. It's smoky malts dominate the overall profile. Good cocoa, smoke, leather, and all of the tastes one looks for in the Porter style.

M - A little thinner than I prefer, but on par with what's expected. Decent carbonation, and a chewiness that rounds it out nicely.

O - A very good every-occasion porter. It'd be a good way to get someone to graduate past Guinness and into the land of heavier stouts.

Serving type: growler

01-24-2012 06:23:57 | More by ESPNman
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

01-24-2012 03:52:10 | More by substanceD
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,513 ratings.