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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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3,907 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,907
Reviews: 1,780
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 148
Gots: 342 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-18-2002

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Photo of minnesotaryan
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark brownish black, some light tannish head at the top. Impeccable lacing!!!

Smells deeply of smoke, chocolate hints too, very rich.

Tastes of bitter dark chocolate, burnt caramel, vanilla, dark cherry, coffee and a good amount of smoked malt. There is a lot going on here.

Mouthfeel is smooth, good carbonation, very easy to drink.

This beer is wonderful, great aroma, wonderfully rich and complex, good body, across the board it delivers.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of angrybabboon
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 7/14/12

Note: 2010 bottle, aged by accident

Appearance: Dark brown, clear around the edges, nicely-sized light tan head, fades to an above-average ring, keeps a little, creamy cap, leaves some lacing

Smell: Chocolate and char, in moderation - dry baker's chocolate and dark chocolate - smoked and burnt malts, nicely balanced with the other aromas - smells richer than a 5.9% would suggest

Taste: Nicely balanced and flavorful - burnt and roasted flavors - smoked malts and dark chocolate, basically, but it's more complex - some coffee, some sweetness from caramel malts - mildly bitter, very drinkable

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, a slight bite from the smoke, but ultimately easy to drink

Overall: Classic

I've had this in the past, but I never sat down with a bottle to review it. This is a great porter. Its smokey characteristics are brilliantly well done. I don't feel like I am drinking an ash tray or chewing on a burnt hamburger (win). Stone's standard lineup consistently sets a very high standard that few other breweries meet.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of darrellzilla
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours coffee black, with a slightly reddish cast like a dark chocolate when held up to the light. Decent tan head (1 inch or above) that laves good lacing though melts quickly.

Immediate dark chocolate/espresso notes with a slightly cherry aroma. Slightly oily mouth feel leaving a generally pleasant bitter chocolate aftertaste. Very smokey, but not overpowering.

This beer is such an easy drinker that I polish off a bottle before I even notice what I'm doing. A solid tasty dark brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of korguy123
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip.
Best before 08/27/2012

A- Dark brown, almost black pour with a two finger, soapy, sticky light tan head. Lacing is clinging in gobs around the glass.

S- Dark bitter chocolate, dark roasted coffee, a slight floral hop bitterness with a small amount of char, and tobacco. I'm not a real smoke beer fan and this one I feel is something you can use as a "beginners guide to smoke beers" I liked it so much last year I had to get another bottle.

T- Dark coffee up front, than an automatic smoke hits you. It's reminiscent of burnt toast and camp fire smoke. Not as sweet as the nose leads on but there is a bit of vanilla and bitter chocolate in the back end.

M- Medium bodied, slightly creamy. Definite chewiness to it.

O- I really do enjoy this beer. I think mostly because the smoke is not right in your face like a rauchbier. It's complimented by the dark malts and the other flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,907 ratings.