Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
02-29-2012 03:57:39 | More by longbongsilver
4.28/5 rDev +6.5%
22 oz bomber pours a dark cola with good head and lacing. Aroma has a nice smokey nose with roasted coffee, vanilla, and light bacon. The taste really separates this one from other smoked porters - it has a wonderful smokey taste without being raspy. Slight hoppy bitterness balances things out without being overwhelming. Great easy-going mouthfeel reinforces the lack of smokey raspiness, with dry finish. I've had smoked porters that left me feeling like I'd been breathing in campfire smoke for hours on end but not this one! A very nice smoked porter.
02-26-2012 00:00:55 | More by coldriver
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,606 ratings.