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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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3,689 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,689
Reviews: 1,746
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 108
Gots: 243 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-18-2002)
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

justinthegypo, Mar 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's funny to officially review a beer I have had many times before, Smoked Porter is one of Stone's core lineup (joining AB, IPA, and Pale Ale as the original year-round offerings). Here goes. . .
A- Pours an opaque black with tinges of dark brown highlights, head is big, thick, foamy and tan, big thick lacing throughout... superb
S- Aroma is dominated by a mix of chocolate and coffee malts, wonderfully balanced with a hint of good old Stone hops in the background, smoked hues abound along with some woody/cedar/roasty tones
T- Initial taste is rich and creamy coffee-forward malts backed by some cocoa tones all dominated by that wonderful smoky presence, some dark fruits (fig, plum) come in soon followed by a slight bitter hoppiness which characterizes the short, sweet finish
M- Fairly medium-bodied porter, very creamy mouthfeel and a perfect amount of carbonation
D- Easy drinking porter at 6% with very well-masked alcohol presence, easily a session beer that is wonderfully delicious and complex. I am not a huge porter fan, but Stone Smoked Porter is simply the best of this category and one of the top beers I have ever reviewed, do not hesitate to have several bottles readily available for BBQ or meat-intensive dinners, and be sure to grab the special Porter with chipotle peppers whenever it is available at Stone. . . YUM!!!

Stoneman78, Oct 13, 2007
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Schiftrek, Jan 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

SnatchyMcPants, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

WizzardOfHops, Apr 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

ratrodder2831, Sep 05, 2012
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

NOLANDMAN, Apr 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

totgolfer, Feb 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

prisdefer, Mar 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

FeliciousDoyle, Mar 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Jollygiant, Feb 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Skott1123, Apr 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark brown that shines red into my Guinness pint glass. Head is voluminous and pillowy, a sandy-tan color that leaves good lacing. Aroma is malt, wood, bread, a touch of fruit. Mouthfeel is smooth and rich, with medium carbonation, a little thick compared to porters I am used to. Taste is chocolate, nuts, roasted malt, with a smoky flavor that is very distinguishable but does not knock you over the head. A little sweetness in the middle though with a surprisingly mild hop bitterness towards the finish. I have never tasted a brew quite like this; besides being a very intriguing smoked beer, it is a fantastically balanced porter in my opinion. The taste only improves as the beer warms. Drinkability is excellent due to the (thankfully) low-ish ABV and intriguing flavor that has you wanting more immediately after the taste from the previous sip has diminished.

ljbrisson, Jan 03, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

ColoradoNative, Apr 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

JoeSaru, Jul 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Bryfind, Jul 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark, nearly black, mahogany. Gives off faints bits of red light when placed against bright light, otherwise appears black. Head is small but creamy, leaves a bounding amount of connected lacing. Smell is nutty, taste is chocolately, smokey, pure porter goodness. Mouthfeel is nice and chewy, robust and comfortable. Drinkability is high as this is an incredible brew. Another winner, as expected, from Stone brewing co.

mashedpotatoes, Nov 19, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Sicem99, May 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

StefanosG, Feb 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

sternamagrapha7x, Dec 05, 2013
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olympicgatorade, May 02, 2012
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bolanrox, Jun 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

blackjack33, Jul 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another bottle sampled at the first meeting of our South Bend Coalition of the Drinking club. We drank two from Stone, which were my first two ever from them. This one i was looking forward to because i've liked the smoked porter's i've had and because of the pedigree of the brewery. Poured out of the great looking bottle a dark black color. small bubbly head becomes creamy and smooth-looking. the whole thing looks fantastic. Odor is slightly smoky, but more like roasted malts. Also some wet oak log smell and molasses. Taste was smoky as all hell at first and then a hard malt bitterness and hints of chocolate. simple but great. i likey. Fairly thick and smooth in the mouth with a small bite on the tip and sides of the tongue. i could drink these all night and all day.

aforbes10, Jan 25, 2006
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

HairyToeKnuckles, Sep 02, 2013
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
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