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Stone Pilot Series #03: Belgian Porter - Vanilla Bean & Tangerine Peel


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Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Porter
Escondido, California USA


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Pilot Beer Number 3 tapped 3/26/09, Aprox 7-8.5% Abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Poured into 4oz taster glass at Stone. Poured ebony in color with small head and visible carbonation permeating the top of the beer. Smelled of its name. Got faint vanilla, citrus, burnt bread, and sugar. Taste was hard to get in just 4oz. My mouth was still a little coated form the previous Scotch ale that wouldnt wash away. The vanilla was subtle, but good, in no way was it candy like, the tangerine peel was also subtle, but meshed well. sweet, roasty, everything you could want. Not too big or heavy that its a chore, the sweetness washes with the crisp citrus. This is a fun beer to drink, I hope they bring it back into a small rotation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
On tap at Stone. Brown in appearance with minimal head. Medium bodied.Good malty flavors with some belgian yeast and bready overtones. Interesting and different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
Pours dark brown with a thin off white head and specks of lace. Smells chocolatey and a bit chalky with some roasted malts. Tastes roasty and sweet and chocolatey. SLightly sour. Medium body, good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
On tap at Stone. Today’s new beers are all awesome. Black. Lightly roasty, lightly sweet. Chocolatey. Alcohol well hidden. Nice and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2009
1st rating, on tap at the world bistro today with wetherel, dr.bill, and later doubleo. Pours blackish brown with no head. Nose is sweet and slightly rich with a bit of chocolate. Taste is sweet with chocolate, rich and sweet, with a touch of vanilla.

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