thebsmitty (66) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Big Chiefs. Pours thin black color with medium creamy colored head. Smell is cigarette ashtray, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste follows with cigar like ash taste, sweet vanilla bean, chocolate, lil citrus fruit and dry cocoa at the end. A bit too oily and thin texture.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep, deep, red-brown....clear with a foamy tan head.
Aroma is smoky, raw, roasted vanilla.
Taste is chocolate....strong raw vanilla bitter.
Sweet smoky vanilla scent increases as it warms.
icehawk (614) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown black with perfect off white head. Unique aroma of subdued smoke and vanilla. Medium to light body, with a fairly thin mouthfeel. Smoky coating with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Unique, the vanilla bean and smoke work. Very nice.
chuckstout (184) - Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vanilla, chocolate, bread aromas. Pours a black dried blood color under the light with a tan head and good lacing. Heavy on the vanilla backed up with a nice malty chocolaty flavor with the smoke just adding complexity seems highly carbonate maybe other then that pretty delicious.
Concealer (464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a clear dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aromas of toasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Flavor is malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Medium bodied with a smooth lingering vanilla finish.
Jasond612 (171) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/15/13 brought by me to M&D's and shared with Luke.
Color is dark brown with a cream colored head.
As this beer warmed both smell and taste became more pronounced which may not be a good thing. The smell was a subtle smokey vanilla slightly caramel aroma. The taste followed the nose to a T. However as I got side tracked and went back to the beer after a while, it became almost cream sodaish.
As soon as I bought this I regretted it. I always found the smoke stone porter to be a great price but very underwhelming. This is just like that with some creamsoda dumped into it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WanderinCelt87 (71) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a lovely dark mahogany with a tan head. Has a wonderful sweet aroma with a hint of vanilla. Goes down smooth with a hint of vanilla and malt at the end.
Tonkun (455) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cola like pour with a finger of head. Vanilla bean (natural), toffee, milk chocolate. Vanilla sweetness and strong carbonation. A bit of burnt fell but not offensive due to medium body and clean finish
JBPortland (221) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours brown-black with small head., Nose is big vanilla, some dark chocolate. Taste is white chocolate, vanilla, creamy coffee. Finish is big vanilla and cream. Not bad but one-dimensional.
Lukaduke (1497) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a nice burnt umber with a finger or so of eggshell foam. The nose is really nice, lots of campfire smoked marshmallow, chocolate roast and some sweet vanilla bean. The palate however doesn’t meld like the nose... the roasty smoked malts ride one side and the overly aggressive vanilla bean presence takes the front. No subtleties or balance on this one. Flavor is a huge vanilla bomb which reads almost artificial because of the abundance. Lingering sweet vanilla extract. Meh.