Smoked Porter – Stone Brewing Co. (San Diego, CA, USA)

Smoked Porter – Stone Brewing Company, 5.9% ABV, 750 ml., (San Diego, California, USA)

  • Style: (smoked) Porter
  • Taste: Deep roasted subtle smoky dark chocolate barley malt coffee bittersweet hops
  • Where I got it : Bainbridge Liquor / Burnaby
  • How much: $9.30 CAD (after 10% off) – 22 oz., February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: ’tis good

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.