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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stone Smoked Porter

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Stone Smoked Porter
Stone Brewing Company
North San Diego County
Escondido, CA USA
Est. 1996

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.9 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 (On Tap)

Postmortem Brew Review
Deep dark brown color.
Malty coffee tones in aroma and taste.
One finger tan head that has nice lacing on the glass.
Active carbonation.
Rich roasted malt taste. Chocolate and coffee tones.
Full flavor, medium body.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy

Originally, I enjoyed this on tap.  I enjoyed it so much, I forgot to snap a photo of the tap handle.  Never fear. I will review no brew before its time. Uh, umm, that's a wine quote!  Moving on...

This was worth the wait for a friend to deliver an empty vessel, from which the camera snapped its last remains.  The end result was a memorable and fully complex porter.  Another friend and I sat and marveled about the rich texture and the wonderfully complex malt character of this beverage. Though a porter, the Stone crew still manage to pack 55 IBU's of hops on board.  Don't worry if you're not a hops fan. They add character and will not detract from the porter experience.

Whatever lengths you have to go to, what ever the cost, search this one out.  Outstanding porter!

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