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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,867 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,867
Reviews: 1,768
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 144
Gots: 307 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-18-2002

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Photo of JohnnyI
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At first glance this beer is black and foreboding. A closer examination shows it's really a deep, dark brown with some underlying crimson. The head is a frothy off-white finger of foam that stuck around for a good while. In time, some splotchy lacing remains, as well as a thin cream coating on the surface. A classic porter profile marries with smoke to create an interesting metallic aroma. Reminiscent of a burnt bread slice from the toaster. Faint chocolate notes and trace hops are present too. Very earthy. The flavor is a tasty mix of roast and sweet dark chocolate. There's a nice bitter kick in the finish with a distinct smokiness that lingers. You can almost breathe it in. The texture of the brew is pretty average. Medium mouthfeel with lively but controlled carbonation. Just right. Not overly complex, or potent, but discernible as a porter or light stout with some added flair. It leans toward the bitter, dry end of the spectrum, but never approaches puckering or unpleasant. I've had other porters that are silkier and more balanced, but this delivers in all the right ways for a smoked beer. Quite delicious.

Photo of ljc973
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kristian
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bigdadhausmann
2.21/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

It was ok, not my favorite

Photo of frinknasty
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.09/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a fan of smoked, but probably the best I've had.

Photo of avwrite
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tastes a lot like Stone's Imperial Stout, just smokier and less on the bitterness. Goes down surprisingly smooth and has a nice black color.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keystone
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hermit990
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CorgiDad
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JB62
3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good smoked porter not the best I have had

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdlb44
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrew3366
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d_gaff
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gruss004
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutIrish
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of samtrillo
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The smoke overpowers everything at first but as I let it warm up chocolate malts blend well and subdue the smoke into a nice balance. My second in this style and looking forward to more. This one mixes nicely with rye whiskey, too! Just sayin.

Photo of Thecasehead
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leaversuch
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopHead4LifeFour20
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,867 ratings.