Stoneface Porter | Stoneface Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoneface Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
stonefacebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our robust porter utilizes a myriad of dark malts that impart coffee and chocolate notes. This roasty profile makes for a smooth and incredibly drinkable beer. Medium bodied, balanced and finishing slightly dry, our Porter is perfectly suited for enjoying multiple pints.

Added by Mikeypnh on 11-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,835
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
168
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
27
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One can, and this was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking mostly dark brown close to black color with a tan foamy head that slid off at a nice pace. Stringy lace ran here and there.
The aroma had a huge roast to it then a coinciding sweet burnt toast with some dark chocolate and a mild milk chocolate delving in underneath.
The flavor was a clingy sweet to roasty blend of the burnt toast, coffee grounds, dark and milk chocolate. Subtle aftertaste of the burnt toast and dark chocolate and a tickle of the coffee grounds.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied, seemed to sit just a little bit underneath. An in-between glance of trying to figure out if this is sessionable or sipping because that roastiness does bear down in a certain grip on my tongue, but it's also not overwhelming. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt as projected.
Overall, it's a damn good American porter well worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery

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Photo of albern
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

What's not to like about this beer. It has a bit of a bite, a little dry in the finish. It isn't a milky smooth porter but it does have lots of malts, it is a bit on the creamy and chewy side, there are some burnt notes, maybe a touch of chocolate, you can taste a bit of booziness but the beer is fairly modest ABV, some hops for sure, a little malty sweetness in the middle. It looks particularly good with a nice thick, dark brown head. The nose is a bit molasses sweet, maybe a chocolate hint or two. This is a solid American porter, and worth a visit.

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Photo of harsley
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Labeorphile
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kurzman
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NOLANDMAN
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJCarnell
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sulty
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sulldaddy
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz can poured into a snifter. Thanks to my friend Erik for the gift. I do need to say the can states dark beers tend to age well, this isnt really true as a dark english mild probably shouldnt sit around for long. bad advice on the can IMO.
The beer pours a dark chocolate brown color with a foamy tan head of 2 cm that fades slowly with some cratering pockmarks as it settles. There is tight lattice as the foam drops to a sturdy surface layer.
Aroma on this beer is a lot of roasted malt and some dark chocolate. Maybe a little bit of wooden note, even though no barrels were used in the making of the beer.
The first sip reveals a light to average body with soft rolling carbonation. The texture is smooth and coats my palate during each sip.
Flavor is all malt, with dark cocoa and some roasted notes. I also get a bit of dark fruit raisin note, but this is buried and offers just a bit of sweetness in the background.
I get no hops nor alcohol presence as I drink my glass. this is an easy drinking, fairly straightforward porter. Good example for the style and worth trying if you enjoy classic American porters.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

had this one as a pour at the brewery. it has a great look. dark and rich. distinct smell which is nice. the taste has a bite but similar to other porters I have had recently so not terribly unique.

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Photo of roast_90
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RozzieBoy
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Black body with a thick, three-finger, chocolate colored head. Minimal lacing.
S - Slight roast smell with hints of chocolate.
T - Follows the smell.
F - Thin body feel with a semi-dry finish.
O - A really nice beer. Not overly robust, but nice. Drinkable.

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Photo of TheilerW
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clean deep brown to black with a dark tan foamy head that surfaces well with minor lacing. Smells of milk and dark chocolate and an oak tree bark like aroma (does that make sense!?) ...In a good way, I should point out. Taste follows on the chocolate fronts, accompanied by a nice dark cherry sweetness and toasted bread. Feel is smooth, rich, balanced hugging the bitter side from a roasted perspective, and finshes with a cocoa powder like dryness. Overall, this is a wonderful Porter and one I would gladly consume when the call beckons. Cheers!

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dopen993
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow, and exceptional example of the style.

Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a tulip

Dark in color with a lot of toasty, caramel flavors.
The coffee flavors really come forward with the taste.
Really enjoyed the mouthfeel. Perfect.

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Photo of Ben1313
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Stoneface Porter from Stoneface Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 168 ratings