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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2730) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Cola brown pour with no head. Aroma of vanilla, smoke,chocolate, and hint of roasted malt. Smoke,vanilla, chocolate flavor with hint of roasted malt. Dry finish. Really nice beer. Needs to warm a bit and aroma and flavor just pop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1721) - USA - DEC 13, 2012
Dark brown in color with tannish head... Aroma of smoked malts, vanilla... Flavor is smoked malts, nuts, hints of vanilla bean, slightly bitter finish of smoke... Pretty solid

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
12oz poured just below room temperature. Tons of fragrance notes. Butterscotch and chocolate. Roasted notes and overall slightly sweet smell with hint of vanilla. Beautiful to look at. Dark mahogany to almost black in color, with two fingers of frothy tan head that lingers for few minutes. Taste full of dark chocolate with subtle vanilla sweetness. Smoked flavor is subtle as well but I prefer it that way. It compliments the other flavors instead of being all you taste. Medium body with a creamy, slightly oily feel on the palate, with a bitter finish. Overall, the bitterness of the chocolate was just a little too much for this beer. Would be better if the sweetness and bitterness were balanced a bit more. Still quite good. I donít care for smoked beers but this one has the right idea.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (793) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2012
12 oz bottle, single, poured closer to room temperature than most. Pours a super-dark transparent garnet with a HUGE, rocky yet frothy head; major lacing and the head never stops covering the beer all the way down the glass. Just after opening and pouring, the nose is heavy on coffee, roast, and smoke, but after a while I start to get the majority of the smell from chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor is less well-defined: dark fruit, some roast and smoke, chocolate, vanilla; strong bitterness in the finish but not overdone. Near the end Iím starting to wonder if this might actually be too much vanilla, and I particularly love vanilla porters and stouts. Medium-thick, frothy mouthfeel; very-but-not-overly sticky on the lips; quite nice. Very different but overall good; I think this would be utterly amazing without the smoke, but, although I can appreciate that this beer is done very well, I just donít find the combination of the smoke and the vanilla terribly appealing overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown-black with a light tan head that lasts a long time. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, pumpernickel and earth. Flavor is a similar balance of earthy, roasty flavors and the implied sweetness from the vanilla bean. In the finish, the roasted bitterness takes over but you still get a sense of the vanilla when you breathe. Medium bodied, high-ish carbonation but easy to drink. Good stuff overall.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2012
bottle into pint glass, pours black with HUGE light brown head.. taste and aroma are both strong coffe, and vanilla bean, awesome porter all around

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2196) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Pours brown black with light cream head.Faint somoke, lots of vanilla, coffee and porridge aroma. Tastes like chocolate cake, a little dry. Medium-to-full body, vanilla and sugar finish. Really nice, although a bit too much vanilla for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours light black with a moderately thin, bone-colored head which disspates rather quickly but does not completely disappear. First aroma is majority vanilla, only some smoke, with hints of cocoa and coffee. First taste is predominantly vanilla with only a hint of smoke. Medium body, lightly coats your mouth. Carbonation is easily refreshed with a swirl of the glass. Becomes a bit more bitter as it warms, but nice vanilla taste throughout without a lot of smoke. Overall, a nice brew to enjoy when its cold out.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheep (93) - FINLAND - DEC 1, 2012
355ml bottle with an enjoy by 20/09/12 dating. Deep cola brown, almost black with a decent khaki head. Lots of chocolate on the nose, malty sweetness, light vanilla. Taste is roasty, a tad sweet-ish malt, a hint of smoke and ash, balanced nicely by a touch of hops. Palate is slightly sticky and well carbonated. Seems most of the vanilla has faded, which is a shame. Still pretty nice. Goes nice with a brownie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2161) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Pours a translucent brownish-black on tap with thin tan lacy head on top that sticks slightly on the way down. Aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is vanilla up front, bitter smoky middle, and dark chocolate on the back end. Very nice beer!


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