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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,639 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,639
Reviews: 1,744
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 106
Gots: 221 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Idle Hands in New York, NY

A: Pours a clear dark amber to brown in color with some ruby hints when held up to the light. There is a thin off-white head that reduces to a thin ring of bubbles at the edge of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Roasted and caramel malts followed by a lovely peat smokiness and some hints of sweetness. The smell reminds me a bit of a good scotch.

T: Slight hint of iodine/band-aid from the smoke but that just adds to the flavor in my opinion. Some caramel sweetness but not as much as you might expect from the smell, followed by the peat smokiness, and leave a scotch like flavor on the tongue as a aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: Definitely a really interesting beer with a good flavor but I personally could not drink a whole lot of this one - just doesn't match my palate as well as other smokey beers. Definitely a quality offering from Stone and a good one to sip on.

dbrauneis, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of PeteRiz
4/5  rDev -0.2%

PeteRiz, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

tedho21, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of jwhancher
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 22-oz bottle and poured into a snifter

A: brown with ruby highlights. Nice fluffy tan head.

S: Subtle smoke that reminds me of ham & campfire. Soft chocolate malt aromas.

T: Light blend of smoke, chocolate and some roast. Everything is well balanced as each flavor molds together nicely. As it warms, some raisin and a little fig. Low hop flavor.

M: Significant bitterness upfront that eases into a creamy mouthfeel. Seems medium-full to full.

O: A well made beer overall. A solid porter with an element of smoke to it.

jwhancher, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of jgagne
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- nice black body with a slight mahogany color when put up against the light. Also has a thick light brown head.

S- prominent charcoal/smokey smell at the nose. Also a great underlying smell of oak.

T-a wonderful oak flavor hits your palate. As it goes down you get strong smokey and bitter hop flavors, then it cleans off nicely. Very smooth for the style.

M-nice heavy body with mild carbonation.

O-what a great porter. Nice smokey flavors, basically everything you would want for this style.

jgagne, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

hippityhophead24, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz brown bomber. Awesome screen printed Stone label as always with this brewery. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A - darkest of brown splashed with touches of deep ruby. Tan to beige head that pours thick and fluffy leaving behind a fine display of lace. Good stick.

S - sweet dark malts with a slight smokiness to it. Hints of coffee along with a whiff of chocolate and a light touch of vanilla. More whiffs of smoked grain deep within.

T - rich chocolate with roasted coffee notes. A small taste of dark fruit creeps up through a steady flor of mild sweetness. A good dose of smoked malts on top of everything. Burnt like malt and some hops create a nice semi bitterness in the finish.

M - medium bodied and delicious. This is on the thick side and very drinkable.

O - awesome porter from stone. Has the porter 'it' factor with a stone style. I don't think they make an average beer. I could drink this any time. Definitely in my list of top 3 American porters. It's that good.

BradtheGreat7, Mar 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

dragomni, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

SanDiegoCraftFan, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

MIP229, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

WritersBlock, Mar 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

corzocl, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ChefHopMeister, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

MacDonaldT84, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

TimMack, Mar 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

davidtarantino, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

dbell23, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

shelby415, Mar 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

BugTownPub, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

kchannel9, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

BrewskiBrah, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of longbongsilver
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never had a smoked beer before. This one was a reasonable price, so here we are. Pours motor oil deep-brown-to-black, though with decent amount of fizz on the sides, head like root beer.

Smells like dark chocolate & raisin, maybe some licorice. Not sure what wood they smoked the grains with, and it's subtle, but it reminds me of a cross between oak and cherry. Enough sniffin'...

The dark fruit comes up much more on the swig than the nose, while chocolate still present though playing a surprising amount of background. Sweeter than I expected also. Doesn't go down as thick as I expected, surprisingly refreshing and mellow overall.

For something grabbed on a whim, the verdict is: freakishly delicious. I would buy a 40 of this if I could. Seriously.

longbongsilver, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Kirby, Feb 28, 2012
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,639 ratings.