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Stone Smoked Porter with French Oak

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Stone Smoked Porter with French Oak
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Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Escondido, California USA

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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
My Bottom Line:
The triumphant marriage of smoke, oak, fruit and coffee this Smoked Porter showcases is even more impressive due to the smooth and cushiony body which it inhabits.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lusciously creamy head of foam covers the brown-lined black.
-Underlying caramel adds even more complexity.
-All flavours, from oak to malts and from hops to esters, are balanced and aligned.
-The finish is mostly coloured by roasted malt bitterness and accompanying citrusy hops.

On cask at the brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
New beer just by changing from american oak to french oak? I donít think so, but whatever. Iím rating it, because others have. On cask at stone. Big fluffy head. Very roasty. Soft cask carbonation. Dryish. Oak aroma is subtle. Very soft and mellow other than the bit of roastiness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Cask @ Stone today, right at the end of the cask, shared with wetherel. Pours black with a tan puffy head. Nose is smoky, roasty, malty and clearly oaky. The taste has some clear wood characteristics, and some nice sweet malts.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 14, 2009
On cask at linkery. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet roasty oak aroma. Creamy palate. Chocolate and sweet oaky and roasty taste with a woody finish. Yum.


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