Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
Have to admit, I picked this from my beer fridge for the low ABV, as I didn't have lunch - more alcohol on an empty stomach, not good. This beer is the right fit for the night.
Heavy black, with a solid head, draws down to a tacky-looking deep tan layer of bubbles.
Incredible on the nose - like a fall bonfire, with plenty of smoke, but heavy in roasted malts too.
Highly roasted and smokey, but clean on the tongue. Almost like mixing a straight porter with a quarter rauchbier - it has those undertones.
Dry but still a little viscous. Light carbonation. Sticky to close.
Easy drinker, especially given the ABV.
01-28-2012 04:34:49 | More by mdcrouser
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,569 ratings.