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Stone Smoked Porter brewed by Stone Brewing Company
Stone Smoked Porter brewed by Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, California
Smoked Porter was first released in 1996. This 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 to apple
pie. This worldly libation is dark, smooth, and complex, with rich
chocolate and coffee flavors suffused with subtle smokiness from the
addition of peat-smoked malt. ALC/VOL: 5.9% IBUs: 53.
Review by Beer Advocate
Appearance: After warming for 20 minutes I poured this from its 22oz
bomber bottle into a 20oz dimpled beer mug. This poured out a deep
dark coffee brown with a 3 finger mocha foam head of medium density.
Head retention was an amazing 7min 7sec before fading to a thick
coating. Phenomenal lacing.
Smell/Aroma: Smells heavy on the smoke with a charred chocolate malt
aroma also detectable.
Flavor/Taste: Taste is again very heavy on the smoke and roasted
chocolate malts on the front end followed by a smokey licorice bite
that is very nice. The finish is full of smoke and a slight hop
bitterness with a charred coffee aftertaste.
MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very
smooth almost velvety mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
Overall/Comments: An excellent complex brew that is done extremely
well. Very well balance. If you are a porter fan, this is a must
try. Classified as an American Porter at 5.9%.
Stone Brewing Timeline:
• Stone Brewing Co. was founded in 1996 by Greg Koch and Steve
Wagner in San Marcos, CA. (In the spot where our friends at Port
Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey now call home!)
• First keg of Stone Pale Ale sold on July 26, 1996 to Vince
Marsaglia of Pizza Port fame
• Arrogant Bastard Ale unleashed upon the world November 1, 1997
• Moved to our current facility in Escondido, CA, in December 2005
• Opened the adjacent Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens in
• Named "All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth" by BeerAdvocate
magazine in 2008…AND 2009! "The most popular and highest rated
brewery – ever!"
• In December 2009, we published a formal Request For Proposal to
evaluate potential sites for a brewhouse in Europe. We have narrowed
the field from 79 different submitted locations (from nine different
countries!) down to two—Berlin and Bruges—and hope to reach a final
• In May 2011, we unveiled huge local expansion plans, including
Stone Company Store – South Park, Stone Farms, Stone Catering, Stone
Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station (May 2013), and
Stone Hotel (2013)