It was an instant hit, as the resulting flavor combinations—rich vanilla melding with the malty, chocolaty, coffee-like characteristics of the beer—were practically made for each other. I'll be heading out to buy a few bottles tomorrow. We love to use this beer as a base for incorporating interesting ingredients such as vanilla, chipotle and citrus. Known as “rauchbier” in Germany, smoke-flavored beers were virtually unknown in the U.S. until Alaskan Smoked Porter was developed in 1988. Peat smoke and coffee with hints of cocoa. Early on it was Anchor Porter that was always in my fridge. This beer will always hold a special place in my heart. Copyright © 2020 Stone Brewing. Been a fan ever since of that beer and Stone in general. The dark, robust body and pronounced smoky flavor of this limited edition beer make it an adventuresome taste experience. http://mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/03/stone-retiring-smoked-porter-in-nov-2016.html It had a great 20 year run! Smoky and roasted, with cocoa, coffee and smoke flavors melding together. No original Ruination, no Levitation, and now Smoked Porter. Unable to make it out to Cataño, I tried to quell my desire with the more available English porters. | Respect Beer®. It’s the first time this smoky, slightly sweet and easy-drinking delight has been available in this larger format, and only the second time ever that it’s been bottled. Nationwide When first released, our smoky version of a traditional English porter was ahead of its time. It has become a subtle beer (compared to Stone's later offerings) as the craft scene has evolved around it in the past 20 years. LOVE this beer. Stone Smoked Porter was the very first craft beer I bought when I celebrated by 21st birthday. Everything wonderful about a brown ale, cranked up a few notches. Personally, I find this very sad as these were three of my favorite Stone beers and regulars in my fridge. Sales talks > memories. Today, it's a highly regarded staple among craft beer fans and our go-to food complement, pairing effortlessly with all kinds of cuisine, from … That, plus this classic’s enduring relevance and unique flavor profile, make us glad we bucked the seasonal trend and have kept this in our year-round line-up for the past 17 years! Porter. Style. http://mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/03/stone-retiring-smoked-porter-in-nov-2016.html. IBUs. Eric #58 neenerzig, Mar 27, 2016. surfcaster Zealot (567) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina. Among their offerings is a large bottled Stone Smoked Porter. Medium-full body and smooth with substantial bitterness. Respect Beer®. Still a beer that holds fond memories for me to this day. ABV. Trader. I wonder if this includes the vanilla bean and chipotle versions as well? But like craving and antojo, while similar, not exactly the same. Your Go-To Resource for Beer. All Rights Reserved. The gargoyle on the label called to me. Stone Smoked Porter A porter with hints of chocolate & coffee balanced by subtle smokiness. Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by jhartley, Mar 25, 2016. When first released, our smoky version of a traditional English porter was ahead of its time. 53. Stone Smoked Porter(s) Very early on, in the days when I was just starting to discover craft beer, I use to tend to drift towards brown ales. We are the only constant user of peat-smoked malt in the U.S. craft beer industry. As my palette sort of developed, I discovered porters. Seems this one has more nostalgia than actual sales these days. 5.9%. And voilà, Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean was born! Copyright © 1996-2020 BeerAdvocate®. Since 1996, our gargoyle has helped us ward off cheap ingredients, pasteurization and chemical additives... the modern-day evil spirits of beer! This worldly libation is dark, smooth and complex, with chocolate and coffee flavors suffused with subtle smokiness from the addition of peat-smoked malt. Availability. Unlike a rauchbier, the “smoke” in Stone Smoked Porter is an ELEMENT of the character rather than being THE character. Starting today, Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean will be available in 22-ounce bottles in all states and territories where our beer is sold. A rich, dark and delicious porter with chocolate and coffee overtones accented by a subtle smokiness from just the right amount of peat smoked malt. Modern Times / Stone Wizards & Gargoyles Hazy Coffee IPA, Stone 24th Anniversary DidgeriDoom Double IPA, Stone Berlin Groundbreaking Collaborations. Didn't see this posted anywhere else. https://www.stonebrewing.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/stone_location_banner/bistro_escondido.jpg?itok=_u_G3RKH, https://www.stonebrewing.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_teaser/public/stone_location_banner/header_ls_081017_0.jpg?itok=5AFwgKB1, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 Sans Filtre, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station, Stone Brewing - Richmond Beer Dinner With Redemption BBQ, In Response To The Wildly Irresponsible Actions of Local Pioneers / Sawstone Brewing, Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager Cupcakes, Notes from the European tour with Metallica and Enter Night Pilsner, Berlin - Lasting Impressions & Positive Feedback. For centuries, gargoyles have been known to ward off evil spirits. Charcuterie, stuffed mushrooms, bacon (anything), Ham sandwich, pastrami, Kansas City barbecue, Havarti, Gorgonzola Dolce, Winchester Farms Aged Gouda, Brownies, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate cream pie, s’mores bars, Rocky Patel Sun Grown, La Aroma de Cuba Churchill, Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Maduro Epicure. Today, it's a highly regarded staple among craft beer fans and our go-to food complement, pairing effortlessly with all kinds of cuisine, from peanut butter and banana sandwiches to braised pork belly and apple pie. In addition to tasting outstanding, Stone Smoked Porter has gone on to disprove many a drinker’s misperception that they do not enjoy dark beers. All rights reserved.

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