Smoked Porter
Stone Brewing

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Stone Brewing
California, United States
Porter - Smoked
Ranked #13
Ranked #10,930
4 | pDev: 11.25%
Jan 27, 2022
Mar 18, 2002
Very Good
Smoked PorterSmoked Porter
Notes: A porter with hints of chocolate & coffee balanced by subtle smokiness
First Release: December 1996

When first released, our smoky version of a traditional English porter was ahead of its time. Today, it's a highly regarded staple among craft beer fans and our go-to food complement, pairing effortlessly with all kinds of cuisine, from peanut butter and banana sandwiches to braised pork belly and apple pie. This worldly libation is dark, smooth and complex, with chocolate and coffee flavors suffused with subtle smokiness from the addition of peat-smoked malt.
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Ratings by Patlee3324:
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4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Patlee3324 from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2020
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4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 27, 2022
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3.25 by jeschaefer from Texas on Apr 18, 2021
4 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Dec 29, 2020
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4 by craigbelly from Iowa on Nov 20, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMH73 from New York

Pours a dark brown with some red highlights, a thin tan head and no lacing. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, a bit of smoke and some nuttiness. Taste follows the nose with additional notes of dark fruits and a nice hop presence. Expected far more smokiness, seems more like a porter. Medium bodied, light side of medium carbonation, smooth mouth feel.

Oct 30, 2019
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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by detgfrsh from Texas

From a bottle brewed 12/27/15. Dark brown color with a thin layer of brown head. Roasted malt and vanilla smell. Feels a little thin. Roasted malt and smoke with some hop bitterness on the finish. Great flavor, wish the feel was a little bit heavier.

Sep 15, 2019
4.6 by jpopplewell from Ohio on Apr 26, 2019
3 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 05, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 4/2/12: Pours dark brown with a ruby highlight when held to the light. The pour produces a frothy, tan, short-lived head that receded to nothing and left no lacing. Aroma is dark roast, dark fruit, chocolate, a little cherry and smoke. Taste is the same with heavier dark malt notes and a nice nuttiness with minor hop hints in the finish and a lingering bitter aftertaste. The level of smoke is a little disappointing. The taste is well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with nice carbonation, smooth and very drinkable.

Dec 30, 2018
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by greenhousedrummer from Tennessee

Not as smoke forward as I like but still an undeniably good beer. It's a bit more on the traditional porter side, with a nice hop bite, caramel sweetness and deep roasted nut aroma. There's a light kiss of smoke but it makes you work for it. Unfortunately, although a good beer, when reaching for a smoky fix I go for O'Fallon's smoked porter, Yazoo Sue, or Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock.

Dec 26, 2018
3.74 by mltobin from Connecticut on Aug 31, 2018
4.03 by Jibs from Canada (QC) on Aug 12, 2018
4.05 by bobstockwell from Massachusetts on Mar 28, 2018
4 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Mar 21, 2018
3.24 by dextr24 from Massachusetts on Feb 22, 2018
4.85 by mitchsb from Arizona on Feb 06, 2018
2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
3 by rabbott2 from Illinois on Jan 02, 2018
4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2017
3.89 by TheCrowsEye from California on Dec 11, 2017
3.92 by gardner254 from Ohio on Nov 18, 2017
4.23 by Missygurl3133 from Ohio on Nov 07, 2017
3.92 by paresis from Massachusetts on Oct 22, 2017
3.55 by thampel09 from New Jersey on Sep 13, 2017
3.58 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Jul 30, 2017
3.16 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Jul 18, 2017
3.92 by michaelsmith11 from Illinois on Jul 11, 2017
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

It pours a deep dark black yielding a spectacular one inch white foamy head leaving some nice lumpy valleys in the head. The head dies within a minute. The smell is a roasty, dry coffee sort of thing going on with a nice amount of hops allocated inside of some light cocoa. The taste is dry, roasty, bitter and sweet at different times throughout the beer. Some burnt malts seem to come through a bit as the beer warms. The palate is medium to heavy coating my mouth and tongue nicely like it should on a cold winter’s night. Sharpness is slightly there. Overall, I liked it for the most part and would come back to it.

Jul 09, 2017
4.45 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Jun 29, 2017
3.05 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Jun 14, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by lwillitz from Wisconsin

22-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

I have been sitting on this one for a while and have decided to break it out for my birthday. Excited to try it . . .

A - 2 fingers of medium tan foam over a body of pitch black with mahogany highlights

S - roasted malt, smoke, dark fruits

T - smoke, spice, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, herbal hops

M - smooth medium body, low to moderate carbonation

O - complex and very enjoyable; paired excellently with my wife's chocolate mousse cake!

Jun 09, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by poisoneddwarf from Idaho

22 oz bottle. Smoky aroma and flavor. Tastes a little like burnt coffee--that’s good. Blacker than black, excellent flavor, excellent excellent excellent beer. Fantastic example of the style.

Jun 07, 2017
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