Stone Smoked Porter | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
4,189 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
Ratings:
4,189
Reviews:
1,815
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
527
For Trade:
1
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Photo of petrusek23
3.16/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a deep dark black yielding a spectacular one inch white foamy head leaving some nice lumpy valleys in the head. The head dies within a minute. The smell is a roasty, dry coffee sort of thing going on with a nice amount of hops allocated inside of some light cocoa. The taste is dry, roasty, bitter and sweet at different times throughout the beer. Some burnt malts seem to come through a bit as the beer warms. The palate is medium to heavy coating my mouth and tongue nicely like it should on a cold winter’s night. Sharpness is slightly there. Overall, I liked it for the most part and would come back to it.

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Photo of StormAles
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
3.05/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lwillitz
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

I have been sitting on this one for a while and have decided to break it out for my birthday. Excited to try it . . .

A - 2 fingers of medium tan foam over a body of pitch black with mahogany highlights

S - roasted malt, smoke, dark fruits

T - smoke, spice, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, herbal hops

M - smooth medium body, low to moderate carbonation

O - complex and very enjoyable; paired excellently with my wife's chocolate mousse cake!

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle. Smoky aroma and flavor. Tastes a little like burnt coffee--that’s good. Blacker than black, excellent flavor, excellent excellent excellent beer. Fantastic example of the style.

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Photo of SmokeBeerMinistry
2.18/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The best thing about this smokebeer is that it seems to be the most prevalent in the US. The worst thing is not enough smoke. Another good thing about this beer, $4.99 per bomber. Another bad thing, smokepower taste. Slight maltiness, really slight smokyness, but, I can get this at the corner gas station. Maybe I’ll re-review this beer in the future. Overall score = 5.667 out of 7, which translates to 4 out of 5 for BA, which will then get bumped around again according to what other people think. For what its worth, learn more at https://smokebeerministry.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/stone-brewing-co-smoked-porter/ maybe buy the tshirt, follow, send in a smokebeer of your own (yeah right). DrinkSmoke

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Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Waggman
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikerieder
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikey440
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of token_23223
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Omniwar
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ricknelson
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. The appearance is a near pitch black pour with a medium sized tan head. the aroma is a nice blend of smoke, malt and cocoa. The taste is malt driven with some smoke. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of smi69
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Clear black-brown with a thick dark beige head and nice lacing. Smell is smokey but subdued. Nice smoke flavor with toffee and chocolate tastes, great with spaghetti!

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Photo of CNoj012
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a dark brown color with amber highlights. There is a dense, 2 finger khaki colored head that lasts the entire beer and leaves fantastic webbed lacing in it's wake.

The smell is not overwhelming, but a very nice mix of chocolate, smokiness, charcoal and a hint of caramel.

Taste is similar. More flavorful than the smell suggests, but also more one dimensional. The smokey flavor really takes over the taste and lingers well into the aftertaste.

Feel is light, almost too light. Very smooth and drinkable with perfect carbonation.

Overall a very good porter. Not my first choice, but I certainly wouldn't turn one down.

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