Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev -6.7%
Definatly far and away the best of the Stone brews I've had in my honest opinion, this one has some semblance of balance to it. As much as these guys brag... more hops doesn't always mean better fellas.
Pours a very nice and dark brown, pretty much black, with amber tones around the sides of the glass. A thick and fluffy light tan accompany with good retention, also lots of sticky lace. Nose is smooth, malty even, wafts of smoke and just a little hop character as well. Taste is just a little bitter, more hops than in most porters. Lots of slick malt, smoke and dry, black coffee flavor, tons of roast. Finish is smooth, no alcohol detected. Mouthfeel is medium and quite clean.
Not a bad porter at all, pretty good really in many ways, a good amount of complexity, definatly worth a taste. The smoke really makes this one shine though, helps it to stand out from the crowd.
03-24-2005 07:30:19 | More by Gaisgeil
4.1/5 rDev +2%
Tasted at the Pop the Cap Winter Warmer Event, 1/31 at Tyler's.
This is an attractive dark beer. Jet black with as white a head as I've ever seen atop such a dark brew, with very little carbonation. Aroma is typical porter, plus a nice, roasty, smoky element--a pattern that also holds true in the flavor. I'm really a fan of the thick, smoky taste that comes to kick your taste buds and then leaves to let them recover. I'm thoroughly impressed by how potent yet unoppressive this beer is.
This beer does one thing (beautifully subtle smoke flavor) and does it well. I'm a fan.
02-01-2004 01:11:25 | More by RockyTopHeel
4.15/5 rDev +3.2%
22 oz. bottle with "Enjoy by 3/8/07". Pitch black with big light brown head.
Big ass chocolate, esspresso, toffee, and woody aromas. Very macho.
Starts chocolately, with lots of roasty coffee like flavors and finishes smokey. Mild spicy hop flavors are apparent on the sides of the tongue but are well hidden by the bolder flavors mentioned above. There is some mild tartness that lingers on the tongue for a while.
Medium bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium carbonation tickles the tongue.
Overall a very tasty and drinkable porter. Could spend a Fall evening with a couple bottles of this.
05-01-2007 02:58:29 | More by bosco7
3.83/5 rDev -4.7%
Pours a bark and lovely brown with a smallish fizzy head. Little retention and lacing. Smells a little smoky and oaky.
The tatse is a very nice and flavorful. A lot of subtle smoke flavor with a bit of charcoal and toasted nut hiding in the back. Not overly hopped, which is a departure for Stone. Mouthfeel was a hair thin for my liking and it was just a little too fizzy but overall a really decent session porter.
02-08-2004 13:18:21 | More by yankeeheel
4.47/5 rDev +11.2%
Paired a bomber with some hickory smoked st louis style ribs. WOW!
Exceptional from start to finish. Exactly what I was looking for when I picked up this Smoked Porter. Light shows through which i did not expect, showing a dark brown with hints of reds. The smoke is not overwhelming, its just right. Great smoky chocolate taste with a creamy feel. So smooth and easy to drink.
10-02-2008 23:37:29 | More by yossarian14
4.55/5 rDev +13.2%
Pours nicely with a full head and a dark amber body. The head retains itself very well throughout the beer. Leaving nice trails down the glass.
Sweet chocolaty smells rise from this beer accompanied by smokey notes.
Smokey coffee and chocolate tastes make this beer very enjoyable another taste of something I can't quite put my finger on maybe a little bit of molasses.
A nice smooth light body makes this beer go down very easy.
01-17-2009 20:50:58 | More by bfields4
3.8/5 rDev -5.5%
Pour is a dark, ruby-tinged brown. Thick, rocky tan head, medium diminishing, and leaving excellent lace. Aroma is roasted malt, hints of some fruits, and light smoke. Flavor starts quite sweet, middle gets more of the bitter roasted flavor, and ends with some light smoke and bitter chocolate. The hops show up a bit in the end as well.
02-06-2003 07:03:34 | More by goz
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
Bomber poured into a DFH pint glass. Thin glass made for quite some head.
A: Light barely squeaks through this one, very dark brown with a head to match. Head is full and foamy with a nice tan color. Hasn't went down since I started the review so it looks like this ones hanging around.
S: Has a sweet smell like unfermented wort. Smells like wet, smokey grains. Sweetness comes through with aromas of chocolate, vanilla and even some cinnamon(may be the smoke). Not a whole lot going on here. No hop presence to balance the roastiness.
T: Smokey and roasty, fairly sweet yet bitter in the end. Chocolate and smoke prevail. Thought I was going to be disappointed after the aroma, but this beer succeeds in the smoked category. Flavor is very complex with the smoke and sweet malts playing off each other. A small bit of hops come through on the palate giving it some floral qualities towards the end. Very well balanced beer.
M: Although thin, I wasn't expecting a chewy beer. Rushes down the tongue and collects in the back of the mouth distributing smoke and sweetness around. Thin but luxurious.
D: Very drinkable porter, I'm almost halfway done a pint while doing this review. Could see this pairing very well with chocolate desserts or even a nice cigar (don't smoke them, but just going on flavor juxtaposition here). Low abv makes a bomber of this an easy match for a craft beer lover.
01-08-2010 06:05:24 | More by kiddynamite920
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,591 ratings.