Stone Smoked Porter | Stone Brewing

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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
Ratings:
4,189
Reviews:
1,815
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
527
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz : tulip
Enjoy By: 03/30/13

Very nice looking, very deep brown, near black with a thick, billowy tan head and nice lacing.

Roasted cocoa and coffee, lightly smokey malts. Fleeting hints of smoked meats.

Medium- body with mild, foamy carbonation.

The smoked aspect of this porter is well done, with just barely enough to be noticeable, but at no point becomes overwhelming.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of hreb
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cold 22 oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours black, opaque except for a tinge of red, and a medium chestnut head. Aroma is smoky, as expected. Smoke and roasted malt pick up the front of the flavor, too. Smoked flavor is the major player here, but it doesn't overpower the substantial malt bill here. Burnt toast is big here. In the background there are subtle coffee and mocha flavors. Finally, there's a bitter edge to bring out the dry finish. This is a really good smoked porter and worth coming back to again and again.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken 02/17/13.

Served on tap, 12oz. pour, at Yard House in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Very dark brown, not quite black, certain hints of red. Thin light mocha head with lots of lacing.

Roasted/spiced malt aromas are light; not too prominent or pervasive. Wish it had more.

Roasted/spiced and smokey, definitely more hoppy than expected. It tastes very good.

Very smooth up front, with a dry finish; light to medium carbonation.

Overall this was surprising, did expect it to be as good as it was. Will try to again. Cheers.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmm, for a smoked porter, I don't detect any smokiness, but it's still good.

A- Nearly opaque black with a nice frothy head (good retention) and heavy lacing.

S- Smells hoppy, like an IPA, with the porter smell being more in the background.

T- I can taste the hops, so this isn't a typical smoked porter. More hoppy than malty. Thankfully, I've been getting into IPAs lately or else I probably wouldn't like this as much. But it just doesn't taste like a smoked porter. Hoppy finish/aftertaste, too.

M- Not too thick or thin.

Overall, I don't think it's a good representation of the style. IPA lovers would most likely enjoy it if they're trying to branch out to porters and stouts.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- pours black with a 2 finger tan head. Big trails and blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- big chocolate and pine.

T- smoked malt, chocolate, pine.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very easy drinking.

O- good beer, but very one dimensional. All smoked malt, chocolate and pine hops.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Stone Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing
4.02 out of 5 based on 4,189 ratings.
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