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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,607 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,607
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 104
Gots: 206 | 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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velosuds

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

Updated 2/10/12: been almost a year and a half since I had this last. Definitely note more smoke in the aroma and taste. Coffee also in the taste. I like this more now.

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a clear pint glass. Enjoy by 11-10-10. Paid $4.49 at John's Market.

A-Pours a very dark brown hue with a two finger, thick, creamy tan head with great retention and ample lacing.

S-Chocolate and toasted malts with a pungent hop presence. Surprisingly, the smoky character of this beer is not evident in the aroma.

T-Rich malt and creamy dark chocolate. Sweet and hoppy with a pleasant smoky essence that I would like to be more prominent.

M-Very smooth and nicely carbonated.

D-This is a very solid contribution from Stone, but not a favorite among their fine year round and seasonal line up.

10-24-2010 23:29:50 | More by velosuds
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Devman171

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-29-2014 13:46:13 | More by Devman171
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McStagger

California

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

A: Pours a beautiful garnet with two fingers incredibly dense, fluffy mocha head. Head retention is stellar. Lacing is also stellar. Beautiful looking pint.

S: Immediately the smoke presence is known. Charred oak, chicory, coffee, and cacao are all present in the nose. Also present is a bit of citric hops.

T: Again, the smoke is a powerful component in the process. Layers of it permeate throughout the tasting. Sweet chocolate malts are met immediately with an oily smokiness which is quickly overtaken by a flash of citric hoppiness. Finishes dry with an awesome roasted aftertaste of americano, chicory and cocoa powder.

M: Carbonation is subdued, which is great for the style. However, the body is just a touch on the thin side for expressing such dark and aggressive flavors.

O: Goddamn amazing. This is a beer that I've been eyeing for a few weeks. Glad to have finally tried it.

05-23-2012 10:34:50 | More by McStagger
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

Purchased at Capital City Package in Atlanta.
22oz bottle.

A- Pours a medium black with amber highlights when held up the light. Small tan head to start but it quickly fades away to nothing. It might be my glass but there's little to no head regention.
S- I get some black licorice and a bit of smoke. I was expecting a little bit more in the terms of aroma. I do get some alcohol as it warms, which I found surprising.
T- Man is this beer delicious. Smoke, lots of smoke. Licorice and a bit of roasted malt. Did I mention the smoke?
M- Mouthfeel is on par for a porter. Medium body and exceptionally smooth.
D- Drinks well for a smoked beer. Goes down easily. I could try to put away a couple of these but I think the smoke would get in the way.

Overall, a damn fine porter and a damn fine smoked beer. Even my dad thought it was good, and he's a Schaefer kind of beer guy. Stone again does not disappoint.

12-26-2008 03:37:19 | More by mrandypandy
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juju7

Australia

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%

Grey import bomber.

Nice thick, creamy head atop dark brown body with tawny edges.

Was expecting a more overpowering nose given it's a Stone beer but was pleasantly surprised with the nice blend of hops, subtle smoke and roast coffee. Smoke comes through again on the palate along with some fairly serious bitterness. Personally I prefer my porters a little more thick and chocolatey. For me this is a touch thin on malt body considering the forward bitterness.

Overall a good beer and one to share. Bomber is way too much for me. It was an absolute killer match with the smoked wagyu slices I nibbled on while drinking.

06-08-2011 07:12:14 | More by juju7
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2012 05:42:21 | More by reitzbrewing
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CBFanWish

New York

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

A super dark brown color that would give you the impression that it was a stout just by looking at it. There was a smoky smell as well as a smoky yet caramel taste. If there is a better way to spend my winters, I havn't had it yet. This beer was as smooth as it gets.

12-26-2003 14:59:50 | More by CBFanWish
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ralree

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev -3%

A: Deep black and opaque, nice tan foamy 2-finger head. Great head retention and great lacing. Beautiful.

S: String smoky and slightly skunky flavor. Sweet caramel malt, and fine flowering hops permeate well.

T: Strong smoky flavor with a good bitter hop flavor underneath. Malt isn't quite as sweet as I like it, making this beer a little bland. Dark chocolate and a little bit of coffee are also present.

M: Pretty oily, good carbonation, medium-heavy bodied, non-astringent. Not bad, but not great.

D: Drinks alright - it's pretty heavy. Alcohol is burning nicely. I think one per night would be my max.

12-21-2007 23:27:41 | More by ralree
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BeerNemesis

New York

4.1/5  rDev +2%

Stone Smoked Porter | 650 ml. | 5.9% ABV | 2010

Brewer: Stone Brewing Co.
Style: American Porter
Glass: Pint

Appearance:
An attractive mahogany brown with lively ruby highlights. It also features a blossoming 2" khaki head.

Aroma:
It smells... distinguished -- Like a cappuccino and a fine cigar. Smoky, malty, mocha, and dark chocolate.

Taste:
Roasted coffee malt flavors and a luscious extra-dark chocolate backdrop set the scene. A mild smoky taste picks up mid-sip and lingers long after. I'm impressed by the level hop bitterness, which adds a punchy balance to otherwise mellow nature of the brew.

Mouthfeel:
Full-bodied and rich with a silky smooth mouthfeel.

Harmony:
The smokey malts and subtle, punchy hops mingle perfectly

06-30-2010 03:04:53 | More by BeerNemesis
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Patches826

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-28-2014 04:22:57 | More by Patches826
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MJR

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown with a hint of red. No light gets in or out, as it's almost completely opaque. A dark tan head forms a finger thick and retains as a small cap.

Smell: Rich and malty, with a smokey undercurrent. A touch of coffee is hidden deep in the muck...

Taste: I was suprised by how relaxed this beer was. I was expecting a full taste-bud assault, but no... It's very smooth and rich, with a nice maltiness. Suggestions of coffee and chocolate are hidden in the dark fluid. The smokiness is quite restrained and minimal. There's a steady, but small, stream of sweetness that flows from the first sip to the last drop. Not much hop presence at all, just a ghost-like trail of bitterness that is easy to miss.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with a 'just right' mouthfeel. The alcohol is extraordinarily well hidden. Finishes smooth...

Drinkability: Good stuff. The smoke hangs in the background, playing back-up to the malt flavor, instead of taking over and ruining it. Another solid ale from Stone.

04-24-2003 21:45:36 | More by MJR
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spoonhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-23-2011 23:28:28 | More by spoonhawk
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GregoryMo

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-22-2012 18:47:18 | More by GregoryMo
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +11.2%

from the bomber...pours very dark but not impenetrable black/brown with deep reddish tan highlights on the edges. great lacing after the vigorous pour.

nice malty caramel nose with a sense of creaminess. the smokiness is just a wisp...not overpowering.

it all comes together much nicer in the taste. very balanced but sharp smokiness, maltiness, caramel, full-bodied creaminess all kept bright with the perfect carbonation. little bit of background hops keep the sweetness down nicely.

at 5.9, it tastes right on and makes this quite a sessionable brew. two bombers over time with some hearty pub fare would be perfect.

02-13-2010 15:07:55 | More by mempath
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-14-2013 23:27:25 | More by tabascosigned
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cwreay90

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-29-2012 23:05:27 | More by cwreay90
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-18-2013 02:56:19 | More by SpongeRuiner
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-24-2014 10:44:00 | More by jmsedgwick
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-06-2013 22:59:07 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

A great dark pour, very nice muddy-tan head, and an awful lot of carbonation & lacing...the nose was subtle on smoliness i found, more present were some roasted malts & cocoa notes...the taste seemed more stout-like to me, some dark chocolates, roasted malts and rich creaminess...the smokiness creeped in subtley mid-sip and didn't overpower the other nice qualities of this beer....a nice coffee-bean bitterness lingered...mouthfeel was both lively and rich and offered up some creamy texture...great drinkability, complex enough to sit and sip but fresh & lively enough to consume at will...i thought it was well balanced and the subtle smokiness was plenty for this beer

06-08-2007 01:03:32 | More by Popsinc
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mobyfann

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +7%

Paid $3.99 for a 22oz. bomber...

The beer pours almost black with a medium sized white-ish tan head, excellent retention and a lines of lace onthe glass. The smell is bold, roasty, smokey and malty.

The taste is just a blast of flavor to the taste buds with all the flavors the smell gave away. Supurb mouthfeel due to the creamy head retention, one-of-a-kind. This is maybe the most drinkable porter out there with Bell's.

Final Thought: This is a creative brew by one of the world's best, this one is on the annual rotation, thank you Stone.

04-26-2006 03:09:58 | More by mobyfann
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xav33

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%

Stone Smoked Porter
22oz bomber
Recent brewing, ashed out 10/06
Medium pour in a pint glass.

Poured dark mahogony with a huge light brown fully lasting frothy head with excellent lacing.

Smelt of moderate mild chocolate, caramel, cola and molasses.

Taste was upfront moderate roasted bitterness and coffee with some sweet chocolate and burnt sugar tones and light piney hoppiness followed by a blend of strong smokiness, moderate sweet chocolate and cola, light piney hops bitterness on a long finish that reminds me of rootbeer or cola. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, creamy and silky, lively carbonated, and moderately astringent.

Overall, the beer looks great, smells good, and the taste is balanced to perfection and intensely complex on all its duration. Makes my neurons pop. Minor points off for slight lack of sweetness and weakness of aroma.

10-26-2006 04:30:52 | More by xav33
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-14-2011 16:50:49 | More by seanwhite
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -20.4%

Had this beer sitting around for a month now figured It was a nice pairing with a Turkey Chili. Poured into my Sam Smith pint glass.

Appearance-Very dark brown with a few hints of red. Alot more carbonation than I thought, a pretty big 3 inch light brown head.

Smell-Upon first whiff got some dark chocolate. Definitely some dark fruits in there as well, as it warms you can get some hops, now I think I'm ready to give it a try.

Taste-The smoke definitely comes out in the first sip. With a slighty hoppy finish. About 30 seconds after the finish a smokiness is still resting on my tongue. Coffee and chocolate are present. Towards the end a real awkward numbess was on my tongue.

Mouthfeel-Very light and smooth. Alot of carbonation.

Overall-This is one of those Stone offerings I always walk by but never purchase. I think It may continue to stay that way. There were some things I liked, but some I didn't.

04-19-2011 02:58:42 | More by SWMeyer4141
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ejw127

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-11-2012 06:26:07 | More by ejw127
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,607 ratings.