Stone Smoked Porter

Not that smoky, really. Maybe my already limited palette has been deadened by the last two beers, but I’m not getting much out of this. Stone usually makes strong, bold beers, so this is a surprise. Granted, it’s still pleasant and eminently drinkable, just not typical Stone.

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Iron Horse Irish Death Stout

Iron Horse has had a few different variants of its Quilter’s Irish Death, named in honor of Iron Horse founder Jim Quilter. This one is a little on the disappointing side considering that the original is excellent and Mocha Death even better, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad, it just doesn’t quite live up to the name. Pretty sweet and light for a stout, I definitely taste vanilla, and maybe even bananas (which the bartender mentioned beforehand, so it’s possible that I wouldn’t have noticed that otherwise).

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Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard

This isn’t the first time I’ve had Oaked Arrogant Bastard, but it seems particularly smooth tonight. It’s got kind of a caramel-y finish, but not like an amber, more like a barleywine. In other words, it’s excellent.

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