Tasting notes, provided by Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele
Appearance: Pours deep brown with a tan head.
Aroma: Peat-smoked malt, orange peel and coffee with hints of cocoa.
Taste: First impression is the smoky flavor from the peat-smoked malt that characterizes our regular Stone Smoked Porter, followed immediately by a blast of orange peel and citrus. Cocoa and roast malt characters follow, but the orange peel is particularly prominent in the aftertaste.
Palate: Medium body with a light sweetness and citrus tang, along with balanced hop bitterness.
Overall: This is a fun beer to brew. We’ve loved this orange and chocolate flavor in beer for a long time, and our team has made several casks of this particular version that are always very popular. The orange notes blend in well with the dark-roasted malt character, and the peat-smoked malt adds layers of flavor.