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Old 07-10-2009, 01:37 AM   #1
Sep 2008
Wilmington, NC
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Picked up a 22oz of it along with their RIS, which I have already had and liked. However, I did not care for the smoked porter at all tasted like plastic to me... what does everyone else think of this beer?

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Old 07-10-2009, 01:50 AM   #2
Oct 2008
Longmont, Colorado
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I don't know about plastic, but I wasn't overly impressed with it either. Pretty bland but JMHO.

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Old 07-10-2009, 01:51 AM   #3
May 2007
San Diego, CA
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I think it is the best beer that Stone makes on a regular basis. I've neer detected anything remotely plastic about it.

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Old 07-10-2009, 01:55 AM   #4
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Toured Stone today and this was on my list of beers to try. I must say it lived up to all the hype I've read. Granted this was at Stone but still. In a word, great!
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:56 AM   #5
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Mar 2009
Wicker Park, Chicago IL
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I am not a huge smoked beer fan, or a huge porter fan in general.. But I thought it was a fantastic beer! And like I just said I dont like smoked beers or porters. I bought a second bottle (and just so we understand each other, I cant get Stone in IL. I have to take hour fifteen min drive to WI to get Stone) and have it saved for the next time I find myself in front of some good bbq. Per the reccomendation on the back of the bottle, I imagine it would go great with some big fat spare ribs or tips..

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Old 07-10-2009, 02:03 AM   #6
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I really liked it when I had it.

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Old 07-10-2009, 02:24 AM   #7
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Mar 2008
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I like Stone's hoppy beers (Ruination is probably their best), but I don't really care for their porters or stouts. They don't seem to have that much balance or character. I tried the smoked porter and only tasted smoke. I tried last year's Imperial Stout and thought it tasted pretty bland for an imperial.
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:10 AM   #8
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Oct 2008
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as a stand alone beer not taking that it came from Stone, it is pretty bland in comparison to what else is out there in the category.

I mean Alaskan Smoked porter and then you have the perfect porter by the late Bert Grant smokes them all Still trying to get a nice try at a clone ready for next winter on that beer.

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Old 07-10-2009, 07:55 PM   #9
May 2008
Dunkirk, NY
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I really like the stone smoked porter, the smokiness is very subtle to me. I made a clone last weekend.

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Old 07-10-2009, 08:31 PM   #10
Oct 2008
Denver, CO
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Ditto to human_brewing's comment - Alaskan Smoked Porter is much better than Stone (in my opinion). And there's no competition for IPA's - Stone smokes Alaskan in that category, so they each do their thing really well.

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