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Stone Smoked Porter | Stone Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kbub6f on 03-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,496
Reviews:
1,815
Ratings:
4,192
pDev:
11.25%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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200
Gots:
527
Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on 12/10/12. Let sit at room temp for 10-15 minutes before pouring vigorously into a goblet.

Appearance - Soft black with a tawny glow along the edges when held to the light. A cm of beige head stays with lots of lacing and some visible carbonation around the head.

Smell - The smoke hits immediately and reminds me of a rauchbier. Mostly bonfire, campfire, and a bit of cigarette ash. There is a tad of sweet malts with some hints of roasted coffee.

Taste - Taste is of sweet, roasted malts mixed in with the smoke and herbal hops at the back end. Sweetness and bitterness fight it out in the finish, and the bitterness wins. Actually, the bitterness is getting to me as I continue to drink.

Mouthfeel - Really nice, good medium body with a soft fluffiness. Just like a porter should be; pretty drinkable.

Overall - The bitterness detracts from the drinkability and overall taste. Otherwise, very enjoyable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I am fairly skeptical of Porters generally because I feel that they are hard to pull off. The Smoked Porter from Stone definitely does a good job and keeps the smokiness genuine without overdoing it. This is a great sipping beer and very nuanced. Highly recommend.

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Stone Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 4,192 ratings
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