Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.9/5 rDev -3%
A - The beer poured a deep black in the center part of the glass and showed amber on the edges where the beer was not as thick across the glass. A one finger head sat on top of the beer but dissipated very quickly. Once the head dissipated, a thin veil of head residue and medium sized bubbles cover all but a halo, that sits slightly inside the edge of the glass.
S - I picked up a smokey sweetness. It reminds me of milk chocolate and bacon that is on the brink of burning. Great! I am stuffy today though, so I might revise this if I drink it on a day where I have less sinus blockage.
T - There is the very, very, very slightest first taste of sweetness, like a brown sugar, which is instantly over powered by the burnt bacon flavor, and finishes slightly bitter. The bitterness is much less than I expected compared to Arrogant Bastard and porters in general. I truly like the unique flavor, but I do not feel like I would pick this beer off the shelf again if I recalled my experience. As a dark beer fan, I find that there are more traditional flavored porters I prefer.
M - Very carbonated after being in your mouth for a second. Goes down silky smooth.
O - Good beer. I am happy to have tried it, but I probably will not be buying another one.
03-10-2012 04:44:06 | More by Josh
3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
Served in a bottle at Idle Hands in New York, NY
A: Pours a clear dark amber to brown in color with some ruby hints when held up to the light. There is a thin off-white head that reduces to a thin ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.
S: Roasted and caramel malts followed by a lovely peat smokiness and some hints of sweetness. The smell reminds me a bit of a good scotch.
T: Slight hint of iodine/band-aid from the smoke but that just adds to the flavor in my opinion. Some caramel sweetness but not as much as you might expect from the smell, followed by the peat smokiness, and leave a scotch like flavor on the tongue as a aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly thin.
O: Definitely a really interesting beer with a good flavor but I personally could not drink a whole lot of this one - just doesn't match my palate as well as other smokey beers. Definitely a quality offering from Stone and a good one to sip on.
03-08-2012 14:28:04 | More by dbrauneis
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
Bought a 22-oz bottle and poured into a snifter
A: brown with ruby highlights. Nice fluffy tan head.
S: Subtle smoke that reminds me of ham & campfire. Soft chocolate malt aromas.
T: Light blend of smoke, chocolate and some roast. Everything is well balanced as each flavor molds together nicely. As it warms, some raisin and a little fig. Low hop flavor.
M: Significant bitterness upfront that eases into a creamy mouthfeel. Seems medium-full to full.
O: A well made beer overall. A solid porter with an element of smoke to it.
03-07-2012 00:35:34 | More by jwhancher
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
A- nice black body with a slight mahogany color when put up against the light. Also has a thick light brown head.
S- prominent charcoal/smokey smell at the nose. Also a great underlying smell of oak.
T-a wonderful oak flavor hits your palate. As it goes down you get strong smokey and bitter hop flavors, then it cleans off nicely. Very smooth for the style.
M-nice heavy body with mild carbonation.
O-what a great porter. Nice smokey flavors, basically everything you would want for this style.
03-06-2012 20:13:27 | More by jgagne
4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
22 oz brown bomber. Awesome screen printed Stone label as always with this brewery. Poured into a nonic pint glass.
A - darkest of brown splashed with touches of deep ruby. Tan to beige head that pours thick and fluffy leaving behind a fine display of lace. Good stick.
S - sweet dark malts with a slight smokiness to it. Hints of coffee along with a whiff of chocolate and a light touch of vanilla. More whiffs of smoked grain deep within.
T - rich chocolate with roasted coffee notes. A small taste of dark fruit creeps up through a steady flor of mild sweetness. A good dose of smoked malts on top of everything. Burnt like malt and some hops create a nice semi bitterness in the finish.
M - medium bodied and delicious. This is on the thick side and very drinkable.
O - awesome porter from stone. Has the porter 'it' factor with a stone style. I don't think they make an average beer. I could drink this any time. Definitely in my list of top 3 American porters. It's that good.
03-06-2012 02:02:41 | More by BradtheGreat7
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,594 ratings.