Stone Smoked Porter | Stone Brewing

Stone Smoked PorterStone Smoked Porter
BA SCORE
4/5
4,192 Ratings
Stone Smoked PorterStone Smoked Porter
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:
#3,495
Reviews:
1,815
Ratings:
4,192
pDev:
11.25%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
200
Gots:
527
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Theheroguy
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark reddish brown with a thin head (as expected for a porter)

Smoky aroma with hints of sweet chocolate
Taste wise you get chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and a tiny bit of coffee. Bitterness in the beer is minimal.

I would happily recommend this porter the flavors are very complex and I would need to have it several times to identify them all.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TheConnMan
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass, 2012

A: Pours dark amber brown, two finger dissipating head, leaves a lasting film

S: Chocolate, dark berries, and a little bit of cinnamon. As it warms up, the smell really becomes great, the best aspect of this beer

T: Starts with chocolate and roasted malt, followed by cherries and blackberries. Finishes with a pleasant slight bitterness. Really great caramelized flavor without going too far. Not as sweet as some other porters, which is a good thing.

M: A little thin, but carbonated well

O: A really great porter, one I would recommend to anyone looking for a benchmark porter, or trying to get into darker beers in general. I think its one of the best go to bombers widely available

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of ncketchum
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber served in a Duvel tulip, cellar temperature. 2008 vintage.

A - Pours a dark brown, clear, lots of carbonation. 2 fingers of mocha head fade to a ring of lacing

S - lots of roasted (smoky) malt, milk chocolate

T - smokiness from the toasted malt again, good amount of bitterness from the hops, with chocolate undertones. Hints of cherries emerge at the end as well.

M - smooth, no alcohol to speak of, a little thin

O - I've held on to this one for some time, not sure what to expect as other smoked beers I've had left some to be desired. This was nice, however, as the smokiness was well balanced by the rest of the beer. I would be interested to try this fresh to see how a bit of age has changed it. If only Stone still distributed to Wisconsin....

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of thecheapies
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours very dark brown. Pillowy beige head with loads of sticky lacing. Looks amazing.

Light mocha and light smoke. Very subtle. Rustic roastiness, but soft. Dark and faintly fruity.

Roasty malts, a touch of smoked grain, and lightly citric hops. Softly malty, with coffee and mocha pulling through. Still maintains some substantial bitterness. The smokiness is a little sweet, like hickory, but not as rich. Sweet in the finish, as well, which makes it an easy 'like'.

Charming mouthfeel. I like the bitterness level on the tongue, because it's still ooey-gooey on the backend. Soft gas promotes a fuller and chewier body. A bomber that never intimidates.

I think this is solid. Needs a bit more, aromatically. Tastes good and feels great. I'll be back.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is dark brown with crimson highlights visible when held to the light. The beige head is an inch thick, displaying lasting retention with plenty of sticky lacing left behind.

The aroma brings smoke, roast, brown bread, a touch of resinous hops.

Nice flavor with a forward smoke character. A touch of campfire and charred roast. Additional notes of salami, summer sausage. The finish offers a touch of bitterness with lingering pine and resinous hops. Quite flavorful and enjoyable.

Medium bodied and pretty smooth sailing with moderate carbonation. Alcohol content feels low and unobtrusive.

A solid beer. As easy as this one is to find, I definitely see myself buying this again.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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2/5  rDev -50%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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