Stone Smoked Porter | Stone Brewing

Stone Smoked PorterStone Smoked Porter
BA SCORE
4/5
4,191 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:
#3,493
Reviews:
1,815
Ratings:
4,191
pDev:
11.25%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
200
Gots:
527
Trade:
1
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into an imperial pint glass (two pours)

A: Deep coal black with a 3-finger, sturdy tan head and moderate lacing. Same head for the second pour (remainder was refrigerated, open for about 30 minutes from opening to second pour)

S: More of a burnt coffee than "smoked" with hints of chocolate and plum. Richly malty and pleasing with minimal hops coming through.

T: Presented as a fairly typical porter on the front end, but the smokiness came on strong in the after-taste. Malty without being sweet, despite the lack of any noticable hops. The smoke gave a very dry, woody finish that lingered long on the tongue. Lighter bodied than the intense aroma would have suggested.

M: The smokiness and a nice level of carbonation gives the tongue a dry tingle. Very smooth and refreshing for a porter. Not at all syrupy.

O: I'm glad I gave this a try. It's not necessarily something I'd work into a regular rotation, but I could definitely see stocking a couple more bombers for when the mood strikes. The clerk where I bought it "warned" about the smokiness, but I didn't find it that over-powering at all -- certainly not enough to be off-putting. It fell right in the range I'd expect from a self-proclaimed "smoked porter." Another fine product from Stone, reasonably priced a $4.99 for a bomber.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with a finger of bone white head. Smell isn't very strong but is mostly roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts up front, with coffee and hints of chocolate. Mouth is very smooth with a little more carbonation than I was expecting. Overall, another great beer from Stone. I don't think I've ever been disappointed by them.

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Stone Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 4,191 ratings
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