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:
#3,486
Reviews:
1,815
Ratings:
4,191
pDev:
11.25%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
200
Gots:
527
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,191 |  Reviews: 1,815
Photo of pwsoldier
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of videofrog
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of micstache
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sjstraub
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ghamel
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sbricker
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dnh2
5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of seanwhite
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of CellarGimp
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of sparkdinko
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of justintcoons
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of shuajw
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DocDownUnder
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mater
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Travisnin
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Durge
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark brown color, pretty much opaque with a decent light creamy tan head and good lacing. The aroma is surprisingly vague with just the suggestion of some herbal malt and a whisper of charcoal. No smoke whatsoever. The flavor again does not bring an obvious smoke either but there is a little grassy smoke and more mild charcoal malt. There’s a citrus tartness that nearly defines this brew which surprises me greatly considering it’s a smoked brew. This is a medium bodied brew with tiny bits of carbonation and a near resinous, yet glassy smooth feel. It’s a quality brew in feel but I bought this for a smoke taste experience and it’s so subtle as to really be nothing that warrants a smoke title. This brew is just a decent porter that features grassy hops and tart citrus over mild charcoal malt. Good, but ultimately a disappointment.

 850 characters

Photo of tylerss20
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. I finally tried this stuff. Picked up a bomber from Jasper’s in Nashua. Pours like oil, black and completely opaque. Cream colored one finger head that recedes quickly. Vanilla, caramel, coffee, and maybe licorice (?) in the aroma. Full bodied mouthfeel, roasty malt character, chocolate, medium sweetness, smokiness, and just a bit of hop on the backend. This was a great brew, and replaces Anchor as my favorite porter.

 428 characters

Photo of taigor
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into regular pint glass.

A - Poured dark brown almost black non-transparent color with medium head that slowly dissipated leaving moderate lacing around the glass.

S - Roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate dominate.

T - Roasted malts, bitter coffee and dark chocolate with slight smoky flavor in the aftertaste.

M - Full bodied with high carbonation.

O - Very good porter that I would highly recommend.

 417 characters

Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't notice until just before I opened this that it has "Enjoy by 4/8/10" etched on the glass. Oops. Let's see how it aged...
I poured this 22oz bottle into my pint glass.
A: Nothing wrong here... a dark, dark brown, bordering on black hue, with a two-finger head that quickly settles to a lingering 1/4".
S: Roasted coffee, toasted grain, and a bit of woodsmoke.
T: Burnt coffee, burnt caramel, roasted malt... just right.
M: Medium to full bodied, just what I would expect for a porter and not too heavy/filling.
O: I'm a big Stone fan, and this is a winner as are most of their beers. I will certainly try another bottle that's within the brewery's suggested drinking range, though this is doing just fine 1.5 years past that date.

 739 characters

Photo of KSac4115
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown that lets almost no light through. Foam head is a light brown that dissipates and clears very quickly. Smell is thick malty, sweet, and roasty. Definitely smokey hints as well. Taste is thick and sweet. Flavors blend together very well and makes for a very smooth and drinkable taste. Medium carbonation and the smooth mix of flavors gives this beer an excellent body and make it extremely drinkable. Overall a very delicious beer. Very very solid, but nothing extraordinary.

Cheers!

 508 characters

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.