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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,516 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,516
Reviews: 1,736
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 101
Gots: 181 | 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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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-18-2012 22:24:53 | More by TrojanWheels
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nmeiborg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2012 18:32:34 | More by nmeiborg
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wrath98

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2012 17:21:22 | More by wrath98
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2012 16:15:12 | More by strongaf
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2012 14:41:48 | More by GrindFatherBob
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Smuttynose Robust Porter.

A: Clear dark brown with two-finger, off-white, foamy head that lasted several minutes. Good lacing.

S: Smokey malt and hops.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. I taste the hops, but also chocolate and roasted coffee. Licorice and dark fruit.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Pretty smooth.

O: Excellent American porter. I'm not sure if this is better than the Smuttynose. They are both excellent, and I think I would call this one a tie.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 03:39:34 | More by SolipsismalCat
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BeerHownd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-16-2012 18:06:15 | More by BeerHownd
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-15-2012 15:04:24 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at for Pete's sake...

Poured into a pint glass, color is black, light tan head, nice bit of lacing.

Smell took some time to come through, very feint smokiness, but clean otherwise.

Taste is about spot on for a smoked porter, clean smoke flavor, hint of roasted malt and just enough sweetness.

Mouthfeel is also very good, well balanced, nice lingering flavor and good carbonation.

A very solid smoked beer, that leaves a bit to be desired if you like more smoke presence, but a great beer in the backbone.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2012 02:52:24 | More by mvanaskie13
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very dark brown body with a hint of amber. Thick tan head that slowly disappears, good lacing.

S- Rich roasted malts and a hint of smoke.

T- Deep roasted malt flavor with smoke flavor left on the tongue. Some hoppy flavor comes through, but the malt dominates.

M- Some and creamy body. Fairly light and drinkable, but full flavored.

O- Very solid porter with the smoke flavor there, but not overpowering. Tremendous flavor for a relatively low alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 00:28:14 | More by stephenjmoore
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billab914

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22z bottle poured into my Stone nonic pint glass. It poured a very dark brown color with a foamy tan head filling the top inch of the glass. Nice head retention and lacing as I drank it.

The aroma shows a little more of the caramel and milk chocolate to it. I get a little bit of a roasty, bitterness, but not really any smoke.

The taste has a bitter-sweet chocolate and caramel flavors mixing with some roasty, slightly burnt, bitter flavors. It's a nice balance between the chocolaty sweetness and the roasted bitterness. Just a little bit of smoke is there, not enough for me.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall, it's a pretty good beer. It's very nicely flavored and balances the flavors well. It's very drinkable for the style as well. My big criticism is that every time I have this beer I always wish there was more smokiness to it. It's just barely noticeable, which isn't enough for me. Alaskan Smoked porter is one of my favorite beers ever, I just wish this one was a better substitute for that one.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 23:00:12 | More by billab914
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured vigorously into a 20 oz giant Duvel tulip. Pours a really dark brown, with huge 4 inch light tan head, that takes its time settling into a half inch of bubbles, with a crazy amount of lace. Smell smoked barley, biscuit, leather, and tobacco. Taste is mainly smoke, leather, and maybe some peat. Body is pretty large for its abv, lots of life, easy drinking, and not on the dry side. I am not a huge fan of the style, but this a great example. As always Stone does its thing and thanks for the best by 2/28/12.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 16:33:12 | More by SawDog505
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Eurytos

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-14-2012 14:32:57 | More by Eurytos
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-14-2012 00:19:38 | More by mmmaaattt
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bomber pored into my favorite Stone Imperial Pint Glass

A - A thick, dark brown color with 3 fingers of huge head! Lots of bubbles float up until the end, and the sticky lace never goes away

S - Roasted malts and coffee.

T - Deep roasted malty flavors, with just a touch of light hops and chocolate notes.

M - Full bodied and extreme carbonation.

O - An extremely good porter. The smoked taste isn't as prevalent as I expcected, but you can't go wrong with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 00:10:33 | More by BeerDawgs
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tatums1984

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-13-2012 07:40:18 | More by tatums1984
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-12-2012 07:13:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +24.4%

01-11-2012 22:10:07 | More by lccrunchy
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klas

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-11-2012 18:41:44 | More by klas
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erlenmeyer

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-11-2012 17:22:23 | More by erlenmeyer
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

01-10-2012 18:25:10 | More by djrn2
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rtate33

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

01-10-2012 17:17:31 | More by rtate33
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calcio360jrd

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-10-2012 06:06:10 | More by calcio360jrd
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kagent777

Utah

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought that I would never be one of those guys that realized he traded for a beer, goes to review it and cannot remember who he got it from. I suppose I am. This tasty beer has a best by date of 1-18-12 and I poured it into my beer goblet.

Appearance: A beautiful one fingered tan head sits on top of a dark brown clear beer. This one is almost opaque, but when held up to the light reveals some carbonation bubble streams and reddish edges. This beer leaves some nice lacing (or my glass is finally "beer clean.")

Smell: There is some campfire smoke, but this one is actually pretty subtle and share well with the other flavors in the room. I also get roasty malts and a touch of chocolate.

Taste: Very much reflective of the smell. I taste roasty malts, some chocolate, and a dash of campfire smoke. There is a nice semi-sweet quality about the chocolate with some bitterness on the finish. Being from Stone, I was expecting more smoke. That being said, I would not change anything, there are many over powered smoked beers out there and this is a nice alternative.

Mouthfeel: No problems. Carbonation is smooth and soft on the lower side. Body is on the low side of medium.

Overall: I liked it a lot. I was expecting something a little different. I am glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 05:42:32 | More by kagent777
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Murrhey

Montana

4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a pint glass from a bomber. Reviewed live.

A- Dark brown color, thin mocha head. Light carbonation.

S- Roast malts and smoke pervasive with all scents. Chocolate and coffee notes all toasted.

T- Bitter coffee-like tones with a noticeable smoothness. The smoke is nice in the tastes. Also some sweetness like gum in the foreground. Very complex and wonderful beer.

M- Heavy bodied and smooth. Finishes extremely clean. Very minimal carbonation, but that's wonderful with this syrupy beer.

O- Best beer I've had from Stone, and that's saying something. Great all around.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 03:37:38 | More by Murrhey
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,516 ratings.