1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,635 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,635
Reviews: 1,744
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 106
Gots: 219 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Smoked Porter Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,635 | Reviews: 1,744 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jwhancher
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%

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%

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
Photo of hippityhophead24
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

hippityhophead24, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.33/5  rDev +8%

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
Photo of dragomni
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

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

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

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

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

corzocl, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of ChefHopMeister
4/5  rDev -0.2%

ChefHopMeister, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of MacDonaldT84
3/5  rDev -25.2%

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

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

davidtarantino, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of dbell23
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

dbell23, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of shelby415
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

BugTownPub, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of kchannel9
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

BrewskiBrah, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of longbongsilver
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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
Photo of Kirby
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Kirby, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Chisfinest84
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Chisfinest84, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of LukeONeill
4/5  rDev -0.2%

LukeONeill, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of stoutlover1978
4/5  rDev -0.2%

stoutlover1978, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of amart80
4/5  rDev -0.2%

amart80, Feb 27, 2012
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,635 ratings.