on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A rich, dark and delicious porter with chocolate and coffee overtones accented by a subtle smokiness from just the right amount of peat smoked malt. Unlike a rauchbier, the "smoke" in Stone Smoked Porter is an ELEMENT of the character rather than being THE character. -- Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co.

coldmeat23's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Dark, dark ruby color. Appears black at first. Nice easy pour produces a frickiní huge head of dense tan foam, which has hellish retention. Will it ever go away? Wow. Impressive for sure, but almost too much. Lacing is nice and sticky. Big chocolatey malts. A touch of smoke. Light hint of some hop spiciness. Hints of caramel and dark fruits. Big earthiness quality. A fairly complex nose. Big flavor of roasted malt. Underlying hint of smokiness, not nearly as much as I expected. Sweetness of vanilla and caramel. Nice earthy quality here, also. Very slight hops bite. Light chocolate and coffee notes. Hints of dark fruits. Good solid medium boby. Good level of creaminess. This is an excellent porter, overall. I would drink many of these, and often, if given the opportunity. Not as smoky as may have been expected, but a very good offering from Stone, nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11681) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roated malt, coffee, caramel, alcohol, coffee, bitterness and vanilla.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (146) - - SEP 18, 2016
A grown manís porter. Poured from a bomber interesting a tulip glass. The pour produces a dense 2 finger light tan head. The appearance is a rustic dark brown with a black core and garnet hue at the outer edges. The aroma is sweet caramel and bakers chocolate with smoke and small amount of wood and earth. The flavor is caramel up front with toasted and roasted grain. Then comes the smokey malt bomb. The finish is long and pleasantly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (591) - - SEP 14, 2016
Orange hue in the blackness. Dark chocolate nose. Lovely smooth body with a hint of smoke & full coffee flavour. A beautiful beverage. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2085) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Draught. Nice porter with medium strength smokiness and bit of sulphur notes in aroma. Medium body and carbonation, lightly bitter in finish. Quite OK, but I expected more smoky beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (1031) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
Visual: Pours dark walnut brown with a smallish dissipating head, thin ringed microfine retention, micro streams all around.

Nose: brown sugar barley malts, caramel. (lvl-6)-intensity

Attack: smooth-crisp

Mid-palate: roasted barley malt with underlying coffee sourness, dark chocolate, (lvl-5-sweetness),

Finish: bitter roast, bitter hops,

Summary: The complexity is certainly there and the flavour transitions are seamlessly smooth. Some smoke, but rather reserved and refined - Great balance and finesse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2016
22 oz bottle shared by ebone1988 for the fucking book because I guess I pissed someone off in a past life. Thanks a lot. The pour is a darker ruby/light brown with a lot of translucency and a thick ivory colored head that slowly falls down to a thick collar and film. The aroma is not good. There is a ton of metallic malt and a strong smokiness. A hint of chocolate and a light roast really bring up the back end of this shit show. The flavor is smokey garbage. There is a thin metallic malt and a ton is smoke. Itís got a light chocolate happening but itís just a mess. The mouth feel is thin and slick with a very light carbonation and a lingeringly smokey and metallic malt finish. This is smokey water and Iím quite unhappy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Best by March16, 2016. Yikes. Aroma is metallic, smoky, roasted malt, some alcohol, pretty one-dimensional. Appearance is brown red, light light tan head, poured extremely thin. Taste is very smoky, bready, roasted malt, robust, metallic, but as advertised. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, smoky metallic aftertaste. Overall, not as bad as I expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Quick3Beers (949) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Pours a rich dark brown with deep red notes from a bottle. Peaty coffee and chocolate aroma, flavor is similar with a slight hint of Moxie. Turns a little creosote-y on the finish. Okay beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4675) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2016
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/28/2015. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 2 finer dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toasted brown bread, wood smoke, herbal, mint, pepper, light coffee/nuttiness, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and compelxity of dark/roast/smoked malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toasted brown bread, wood smoke, herbal, mint, pepper, light coffee/nuttiness, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toasted brown bread, wood smoke, herbal, mint, pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/smoked malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.9%. Overall this is an excellent smoked American porter style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/smoked malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Itís unfortunate that this one is being retired this year, but at least the homebrew recipe will always be available. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2850) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2016
From the "how have I not already rated this? file. As a rauchbier fan Iíd love to see even more smoke; thereís plenty of chocolate and coffee to keep it from just tasting like smoke.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 244

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50