Beer Review: STONE SMOKED PORTER AGED IN LOWLAND SCOTCH WHISKEY BARRELS

Beer Review: STONE SMOKED PORTER AGED IN LOWLAND SCOTCH WHISKEY BARRELS

Publisher: Dan Barrel Aged Beer
Genre: Beer Reviews
Print Length: Not specified
ISBN: Not specified

The Stone Company Store has been buzzing with the fervor of LA Beer Week, and one particular libation that has been making waves is the Stone Smoked Porter Aged in Lowland Scotch Whiskey Barrels from Stone Brewing Co.

Dark Elegance on Tap

Appearance: Pouring a dark tea brown hue with a modest tan head, this brew captivates the eye and leaves behind a satisfying trail of creamy lacing.

A Symphony of Aromas

Aroma: The olfactory adventure begins with notes of dark sour cherry, intertwined with the bold presence of whiskey and a hint of chocolate roast. An aromatic dance that sets the stage for what’s to come.

Tasting the Unconventional

Taste: Dive into a palate that unfolds like a black forest cake, accompanied by the earthy, woody essence of whiskey. It’s a flavor profile that boldly deviates from the base beer, Stone Smoked Porter, showcasing a distinct and robust character.

Texture and Sensation

Mouthfeel: On the thinner side of medium-bodied, this brew boasts a prickly carbonation that adds a layer of complexity to the drinking experience.

Final Verdict: A Barrel-Aged Gem

Overall: In the realm of barrel-aged beers, Stone Smoked Porter Aged in Lowland Scotch Whiskey Barrels stands out. With a subtle tartness and an abundance of barrel character, it has transformed into a unique entity, straying from the roots of its base beer. Whether or not you are a fan of the original Stone Smoked Porter, this iteration demands a fair trial. The intrigue deepens, leaving us curious about its potential release in the 12oz. or 500 ml. format. This beer rocks, and for those willing to explore unconventional delights, it might just become a newfound favorite.