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Stone "Smoked Porter"
Stone Brewing Company - Escondido, California USA
Porter (ABV 5.9%)

[Best served in an English pint]

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 9/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

Poured a dark muddy black with dark ruby red highlights beaming around the edges of the glass. It had an average sized (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that lasted a nice while, leaving a layer of foam floating on top of the brew which resulted some excellent lacing.

The aroma was was bold to say the least. It had a strong scent of roasted caramel malts, a leathery yeast with a subtle smokey odor and had notes of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of raisons.

It tasted wonderfully lightly bitter-sweet with nice notes of dark chocolate, caramel and dried fruit in the beginning then became a tad more on the bitter coffee side and had a mild smokey finish that was left lingering on the palate for a really nice long time.

Mouthfeel was medium to full in body (I am leaning more towards full) and smooth and creamy in texture with a nice light soft carbonation.

Overall this was an awesome brew. I am always a little leary about smoked beers but the flavors in this one melded so well together that it left me wanting more.

3 comments
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  • HEISCHMAN
    HEISCHMAN I pick up one of these as well yesterday. Your review makes it sound like a good choice.
    May 14, 2011
  • KajII
    KajII Yes it a very tasty brew. I do not rate to many above (4) so when you see me do so , trust me its worth a try.
    May 14, 2011
  • BrewGuy44
    BrewGuy44 The smoked is not overpowering,it has a good balance to it. Really good brew.
    July 8, 2011