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Smoked Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked PorterSmoked Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,591 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,591
Reviews: 1,739
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 104
Gots: 199 | 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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Gaisgeil

Michigan

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.

Slàinte!

03-24-2005 07:30:19 | More by Gaisgeil
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Hobbit

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-02-2013 01:04:00 | More by Hobbit
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BlackTuesday

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-03-2012 20:28:31 | More by BlackTuesday
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RockyTopHeel

North Carolina

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
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bosco7

Pennsylvania

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
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yankeeheel

Maine

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
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

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
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-01-2013 05:15:40 | More by RandyBoBandy
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-14-2013 01:21:56 | More by Hockey_Fan
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Barhoppin13

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-04-2014 01:44:09 | More by Barhoppin13
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bfields4

Colorado

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
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loganburgh

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-25-2013 06:03:12 | More by loganburgh
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BrewClint

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-27-2013 13:02:40 | More by BrewClint
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Brutus627

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-24-2014 14:18:21 | More by Brutus627
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longisland1983

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-16-2013 16:51:53 | More by longisland1983
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AWB3

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-28-2014 21:15:29 | More by AWB3
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fisherbray

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-13-2014 01:10:43 | More by fisherbray
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bca115

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-06-2013 15:12:29 | More by bca115
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-08-2013 00:52:27 | More by ThrashMaster
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goz

Massachusetts

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
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-26-2014 22:49:58 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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Nbdreher


4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-19-2014 17:20:06 | More by Nbdreher
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kiddynamite920

Pennsylvania

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
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-25-2012 20:11:54 | More by DMc8ride
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-29-2013 19:13:05 | More by JohnnyK
Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,591 ratings.