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Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate & Orange Peel

Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate & Orange Peel

Rated 3.080 by BeerPals

Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Smoked Ale

5.9% Alcohol by Volume

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We decided early on that we wouldn’t do seasonal beers for the sake of doing seasonal beers. Summer ales and winter lagers certainly have a ring to them. Big-beer focus groups prove consumers get a kick out of them, and macrobrew marketing analyses suggest they sell well. But for us, beer comes first, much as Stone Smoked Porter came first. Actually, it came second—oddly enough, in the form of a seasonal. Our co-founder and original brewmaster, Steve Wagner, thought it would be an innovative, warming creation suited for winter…and it was. Legend has it Greg’s mom agreed. But rather than relegating fans to nine peat-smoked-porterless months and building revenue-generating fervor for the cold season, we made it a year-round release. Nowadays, we brew a trio of tasty takes on this smoky, sultry vanguard. But the closest they come to being “seasonals” is that they are enhanced with seasonally driven ingredients such as vanilla bean and chipotle peppers. This version, released in the literally gray area separating sunshine and snowfall, incorporates dark chocolate and dried orange peel, making for a semisweet, citrus-nuanced porter that comes across like a break-apart chocolate orange enjoyed by a campfire. It’s not a seasonal—it’s just a phenomenal beer, regardless of the time of year. Throw out the calendar and enjoy.

ID: 58350 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 6 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank31230
Overall Percentile34.2
Style Rank200 of 259
Style Percentile22.8
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score3.4
Average Score3.200
Weighted Score3.080
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.4 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    I had this beer at Beamer's in Roanoke, VA. This beer was interesting, but in the end, a bit "too much." The orange was very present - too much so. You could smell it and taste it - seemed artificial even though it wasn't. I would've preferred it to be a bit more subdued. That being said, it's not bad

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.0 6 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A mahogany brown colored beer with a moderate sudsy textured beige head rising above. Not much hang time on the head. A thin ringlet is left. The chocolate and orange are light in the nose. The smokiness dominates the tasting. Light bodied, smooth textured.

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