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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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3,638 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,638
Reviews: 1,744
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 106
Gots: 220 | 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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Photo of jojoluvsbeer
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark color with a cream colored head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is of smoke coffee, and caramel. Taste has initial malt sweetness, followed by an interesting smoky flavor. The finish is mildly bitter and dry. Mouthfeel is medium to full.

jojoluvsbeer, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of DeezJutz
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

DeezJutz, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Pexkool
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep reddish color, almost completely black; pours a huge rocky head about 3 fingers high that lasts a good 3 or 5 minutes to dissipate into a thin lace that leaves traces.

S - Black fruits jam, burnt wood and alcohol with faint chocolate scent.

T - Licorice, sweet chocolate, coffee and toasted tones with light smokey undertones. At some points it was like having charcoal at your mouth, like taking a deep breath from a grill at a BBQ.

M - Smooth and slightly carbonated, but not overwhelming at all; has a little dry finish, but it just leaves you wanting more.

Overall, I enjoyed this brew a lot. It was balanced, with a good body and complexity without being overwhelming to the palate. It has some flavors and characteristics that I've enjoyed from stouts, but being a porter it was a little less aggressive, which was satisfying and tasty. I would recommend it and have it again, no doubt about it.

Pexkool, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Polasiuss
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Polasiuss, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of littlelorib
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, black beer with a creamy head that overflowed my glass. Smell is of a standard porter, with hints of espresso and chocolate. But the taste is just right, with just the right amount of smoke that really sets it apart from other porters. Well done!

Given that its in a 22 ounce bottle and costs more than my regular porters, this beer will not become an everyday beer for me, but its something i can reserve for those special beer drinking days.

littlelorib, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Ryno317
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Ryno317, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of hlaus
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

hlaus, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

WhitmansNiece, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of cisteve
4.25/5  rDev +6%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of brownbear_19
3/5  rDev -25.2%

brownbear_19, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ambruns1979, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -0.2%

MarkyMOD, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of egraham
4/5  rDev -0.2%

egraham, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of BCason
4.25/5  rDev +6%

BCason, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev -0.2%

szmnnl99, Apr 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

MumboJumbo, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of BeerAcolyte
3.25/5  rDev -19%

BeerAcolyte, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of H0rnedFr0gs
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

H0rnedFr0gs, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.

A: Pours very dark, opaque brown, with a finger of whispy, light khaki head. Very good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Predominately dark roasted malt, some smoke, and also vanilla and cream. The smokiness is actually pretty subtle on the nose.

T: Smoked malt, at a good level and without being overpowering, an undertone of chocolate, a little sourish coffee on the finish. Simple and tasty.

M: Medium-light body and light carbonation.

O: Very drinkable. I like that the smoke is present but not overboard. As always, Stone gives a great value. I'm not used to buying bombers this cheap (less than $5).

pmarlowe, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Falcone
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of funkel81
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

funkel81, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of dac0152
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

dac0152, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a wellington beer glass.

Appearance: Almost opaque black-brown, not too bubbly (good thing) with a tan head rising to maybe a 1/4" settles to nothing after a sip.

Smell: Light chocolate, very bland and nothing to wow for.

Taste: Little bitter not a bad thing. Hints of chocolate,almost floral like and light yeast

Mouth: Med-heavy carbonation. Tasty.

Overall: Reminds me a of "black IPA", well crafted and easy to like, only thing missing is a good football game. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Apr 03, 2012
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,638 ratings.