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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

3,720 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,720
Reviews: 1,745
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 112
Gots: 251 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.1%

st9647v3, Apr 26, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

khall, Jul 26, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

Spinackle, Sep 01, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

mcmeekin91, Oct 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

LakelandGrillsmith, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of B33R501
1.4/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Wow this was terrible. Looked ok, not much aroma, mild roast little hint of smoke. Taste like a 6% black ipa, piney grapefruit. The bottle listed several flavors that were not present. Mouthfeel was thin and watery, not pleasant.

Rating this to the black IPA style it would be average. I don't know how this is called a porter, no roast, no chocolate, no coffee, no caramel, no porter characteristics at all. This is my second bad purchase from Wegemans Malvern in the last 2 weeks, have to stop going there.

What a disappointment, my first from Stone. Lousy beer. Don't know wtf happened here. Waste of money.

B33R501, Jun 02, 2012
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1.46/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Black with ht browhe edges of the beer
Smell- Malty with a slight smoky aroma
Taste- Where is the smokey part? Tastes like hoppy beer to me. and I did not find anything else
Moutfeel- Stingy and terrible
Overall- I am not a fan of this type of beers and basically tasted llike old Guiness beerr and no smoked flavor in it. SHould save my money!

bbluemzbeer, Apr 16, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -62.6%

Red_Chaos1, Sep 12, 2012
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1.52/5  rDev -62.1%

adahm16, Sep 07, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -56.4%

Keith425, Sep 27, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -56.4%

chippo33, Mar 05, 2014
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1.9/5  rDev -52.6%

kcn0, Aug 25, 2014
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1.93/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

24 oz bottle poured into a glass. No date or code discernible.
A- Mostly black with a slight brownish tinge around the edges.
S- Mostly malty with a slight smoky aroma
T- Is this supposed to be the smokey part? Tastes like hops to me. And nothing else.
M- Average
D- What am I missing here? Is this an old bottle? I am not a fan of hoppy beers and that all this basically tastes like to me, nothing at all like a porter and no smoked flavor either. Very disappointing.

Fartknocker, Sep 25, 2009
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

PopGun, Feb 25, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

BergBeer, Aug 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

BGsWo22, Jan 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

BlakeL, Mar 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

FakeDeniro, Feb 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

Chopman50, Jan 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

Landyn, Aug 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50.1%

ab39z, Jan 23, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -43.9%

sansho, Aug 05, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -43.9%

canders0927, Sep 24, 2012
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2.3/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I was excited when I bought this one... no more. Just not put together right or something.

Appearance- beautiful porter, fine white bubbles, 1 finger of head. Pretty lacing, all around a pretty glass of beer.

Smell- Subdued, but definitely a porter. Lacking that caramelized hint in the aroma, not much in the way of smoke smell.

Taste- A good porter battled it out with a ton of wood smoke. I at first didn't think either of them won, but now, near the end of the bottle, I keep thinking I'm at a campfire. The smoke flavor has overwhelmed all but the bitterness of the porter, and my mouth tastes like ashes.

Feel- texture was nice, smooth, but the ashy afterfeel is bad. Not real happy here. Feels like I need a drink to wash away the flavor of the smoke. Hmmm...

Overall... already said it. Just wondering if perhaps it would go better with a particular meal (BBQ? Fried chicken? Smoked Sausage?) than standing alone... or perhaps I shouldn't have planned on drinking all 22 oz by myself.

TWM, Jan 01, 2013
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2.38/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is the only product I've sampled from one of my favorite breweries that I cannot stand. I've tried this on multiple occasions while visiting the stone brewery just to see if maybe my opinion would change, but it hasn't. The smoothness of the beer is it's best attribute. The smoky flavor is unappetizing and leaves me wanting to get anything else on the menu in my glass to overpower the flavor. Think I'm done trying to give this a chance and will just leave this off my list of beers I like.

oldsailor, Mar 20, 2011
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Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 3,720 ratings.