Smoked Porter – Stone Brewing Company
Purchased at Nugget Market ($4.19/22 oz. bottle) and poured into pint glasses.
Stone Smoked Porter pours a murky black with a frothy, light brown head, and a pleasing and subtle nose of hickory smoke and cured meat, very similar to jerky. Wood-smoked malt dominates the palette, but the taste is surprisingly subtle and velvety, with a light and pleasing mouthfeel. There are some black pepper notes on the retreat, along with roasted peanuts and enough hops to make their presence known. The smoky flavor of Stone Smoked Porter is charred and bracing, but it doesn’t overstay its welcome on the tongue, and would probably pair perfectly with BBQ-ed meat and even smoked fish. There is enough caramel-nut sweetness on the aftertaste to make this a palatable dessert beer as well. (4 ½ toasts
This has been popping up everywhere. I do like like this and the smokiness with the hop pressence works well