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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,576 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,576
Reviews: 1,736
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 103
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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thomismydad

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-09-2012 17:13:49 | More by thomismydad
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StoicBeast

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-09-2012 10:22:05 | More by StoicBeast
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mscudder

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

A - Dark brown complexion with a tan head, decent lacing.

S - Very appealing to nose! Dark malts, coffee, and smooth caramel.

T - A nice smoked flavor paired with dark fruits, coffee, and very drinkable.

M - Rich and near perfect carbonation for a porter. Full body with an almost sticky taste.

O - This is yet another great brew from Stone. I was very pleased to see this available in a growler from my local store HopCity and will most likely fill it up again! Recommended for anyone seeking a solid, drinkable porter.

02-09-2012 04:48:10 | More by mscudder
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mikemoeller112

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-09-2012 03:37:39 | More by mikemoeller112
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rmehughes

Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-09-2012 03:08:18 | More by rmehughes
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bearisprime

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-08-2012 22:42:49 | More by bearisprime
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JayQue

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured into a pint glass. My beer of choice for the Super Bowl. Enjoyed with grapes, cheese, mango slices and macadamia nuts. Pours a dark brown color, When held to a light, looked reddish and clear with light getting through all over. BIG frothy head with excellent retention and average lacing.

Good smell of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and a moderate amount of smokiness (not Alaskan Smoked Porter smokey). Very tasty, I drank the whole bottle and enjoyed every bit.

Mouthfeel is rich enough and smooth. No hint of alcohol or unpleasant aftertastes.

A solid Porter, great with food.

02-06-2012 22:44:51 | More by JayQue
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured into DFH Goblet. Very dark brown with light brown head. Decent retention and lacing.

Aroma offers raisins, tobacco, mild butter, light roast, mocha, and fruit cake. Nice layering of smells.

Taste offers up plenty of smoky deliciousness to complement dark fruits and coffee flavors. Floral hop profile comes through with mild bitterness.

Well bodied porter..nearly chewy with light carbonation.

Solid porter. Highly recommended.

02-06-2012 03:34:45 | More by TheMultiYeast
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stairwell2811bre

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-05-2012 23:44:51 | More by stairwell2811bre
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-05-2012 22:17:16 | More by bigbeers84
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-05-2012 05:34:34 | More by Danny1217
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.22/5  rDev +5%

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

A: brown around the edges, black in the middle. A tan, one finger head that whittles down to big bubbles. Lacing for days.

S: Dark chocolate, resin, coffee, earthy.

T: complex: a smokey, chocolate/expresso combo. A smooth, satisfying finish. For a low ABV, alcohol seems to flourish. Slightly astringent. A bit of bitterness on the finish. Even smoother as it warms.

M: medium to high. Creamy. frothy carbonation.

O: So far, the best porter I've tried. All of Stone's brews pack a wallop that brings new meaning to the word GUSTO. I love the smoked aspect of this one. Like they said, great with BBQ.

02-05-2012 04:58:38 | More by brewskifan55
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-05-2012 01:31:59 | More by stampfler07
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redoak075

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

02-04-2012 23:38:03 | More by redoak075
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-03-2012 19:33:24 | More by chrispoint
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ClearGrit

Maine

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-02-2012 03:35:14 | More by ClearGrit
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-01-2012 06:04:11 | More by DelicateDelirium
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mndlssphlsphr

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

02-01-2012 02:37:14 | More by mndlssphlsphr
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-01-2012 02:36:44 | More by AndrewMichael
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

01-31-2012 19:08:57 | More by TheBrewo
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-31-2012 16:38:22 | More by tdmccarthy
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-30-2012 06:28:10 | More by slimntubbs
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mrip

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-30-2012 00:47:20 | More by mrip
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sponger

California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

01-29-2012 05:32:38 | More by sponger
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ninner00

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-28-2012 14:42:33 | More by ninner00
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,576 ratings.