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:
4,185
Reviews:
1,814
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
197
Gots:
527
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got this one as a bonus in a recent trade with Mebuzzard. thanks jason! re-reviewing with a bottle i got from Lupe as part of the 80s BIF. thanks jason!

22oz bottle.

pours very dark red-brown with a big light tan head. drops fairly fast but leaves lots of spotty lace behind.

aroma is good. light roast. bit of dark chocolate. coffee. milk chocolate. toasted whole wheat bread. biscuit. bit of alcohol. slightly fruity too. light smoke.

taste is good. light roast. bit of dark chocolate. milk chocolate. light bitterness. bit of coffee. very light smoke. toasted whole wheat bread and biscuits. medium-low bitterness level. touch of dark fruit.

mouthfeel is good. medium body with a nice medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. a balanced and enjoyable beer. glad i got a chance to re-evaluate this one as my previous bottle was definitely past its prime.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black and opaque, nice large head which was a very very light brown. Huge and pretty intricate lacing.

S - Smokey, but not nearly the smoke I was expecting. A nicely robust porter smell, hint of licorice, and some nice cocoa in there.

T - Coffee, roasted malts, carmel, and a nice earthly smoke. Quite good, with nothing being overpowering or standing out too much.

M - Smooth, full bodied, goes down nicely.

D - Fairly filling, but pretty easy to drink. A very good beer that I would be happy to drink again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep deep dark brown, clear, but little light gets through. Tan head that is fluffy and reduces to a ring with islands. Smell of toasted malts and a bit of smoke, but not smokey like a rauchbier. Taste is smoke and malts with a long lingering aftertaste not unlike an Islay Scotch. Carbonation is right and mouthfeel is smooth. This is a great brew but a sipper not a chugger!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone Smoked Porter from Stone Brewing
4.02 out of 5 based on 4,185 ratings.
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