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Stone Smoked Porter Aged in Bourbon Barrels
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Stone Smoked Porter aged in bourbon barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Smoked Porter, Bourbon Barrel
Date: September 10, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet bourbon and chocolate aroma, hint of smoke
Flavor: dry chocolate flavor, touch of smoke, light oak, hint of bourbon sweetness, dark chocolate bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Draft. Poured a dark brown color with an aqverage frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt, chocolate and sweet bourbon aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted chocolate and sweet bourbon flavor with a medium bourbon sweet malt finish of moderate duration. My expectations where not met.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
A: This one pours a dark brown, almost black color, with a creamy tan head. S: The roast and charred oak come through quite strongly. A little bit of vanilla to it and a mild bourbon aroma. Some ash and smoke, though the smoke is not as pronounced as expected. T: There’s sort of a funky flavor to this, which seems to come from the combination of smoke, vanilla, and bourbon. Charred oak and malt with some bitter dark chocolate flavor in there, too. M: Somewhat light in body, though it would be fair to say medium, with a medium level of carbonation. O: My least favorite of the spirit barrel aged Stone beers at this point. Didn’t really do much for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2011
draft. nearly no head. soft nose of roast / chocolate malt with moderate levels of vanilla extract and mild smoke. the relatively strong vanilla note and the lack of actual bourbon flavor had me convinced this was the vanilla bean smoked porter and that the taps were mixed but it wasn’t the case. as it warms there’s actually a minute amount of bourbon flavor at play, but mostly the barreling comes across as vanilla and maple syrup. chewy, frothy, a little slick; almost completely different texture and body compared to the vanilla bean smoked porter. honestly quite good, given the quiet treatment and low alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
On tap a Stone’s Oakquinox. Pours with a deep brown body and a big tan head. Aromas of smoke, cigarettes, ash, bacon, campfire oak and liquid smoke. Flavors are smokey, leather, light oak and chocolate. Very short duration, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Sample on Day 1 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/12/2011. The beer is brownish black with amber around the edges. Medium tan head that dissipates to an outer ring. Aroma of bready malt and bourbon. Medium to full smooth body with an oaky bourbon character backed up with flavors of charred malt and vanilla. The finish is slightly boozy with a smoked malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2011
8/2/11. On tap. Opaque black pour with a nice creamy light brown head that sticks but doesn’t lace much. Somewhat subdued aroma... very light barrel characteristics with some vanilla and coconut paired with fudge and a touch of salty smoke at the end. Rich but somewhat one dimensional flavor with a touch of fudge and vanilla, a bit of salty smoke, and huge tannic husky bitterness. Not impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2011
Only the third rating for this? Wow. Also should probably be a ’Smoked’ instead of just a ’Porter’. Draft in a sampler at the Stone Total Tap Takeover at iTap-Soulard. Looks just like the other Smoked Porter treatments on the pour- dark, copper-highlighted brown with a tiny beige ring for a head. The aroma is a bit too faint but has decent barrel notes- vanilla, bourbon, oak- leading the way, along with faint smoked malts, butter, and brown sugar. The flavor is also led by the bourbon barrel notes early, followed by smoke late and lingering in the aftertaste. Also some earth, char, and rust, which give it a gritty mouthfeel. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Cool beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours dark brown with a reddish hue. Aroma is subtle - roasted malt and maybe a slight hint of the barrels. Flavour is quite watered down - light malt, light barrels, with a thin body. Decent, but lacking. I definitely prefer the original.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5333) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
draft at jake melnick’s, chicago. dark dark pour, chocoalte notes, wisp of smoke, bourbon in aroma. Medium mouthfeel, Heavy bourbon upfront, followed by some chocolate & medium roasted malts. Bourbon seems to dominate a lot of the great aspects of this beer. Still quite flavorful


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