jc1762 (150) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Birth & Barley - shows translucent copper brown with a finger of coffee colored foam.
The nose shows overwhelmingly large vanilla with a very subtle smokiness.
The palate starts off with good clean vanilla flavors & completely dry. Vanilla everywhere in the background.Smoke is definitely there but not a very harmonious mix. Bitterness on finish comes from hops and not smoke. Foamy and light bodied with medium carbonation.
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma - mix of vanilla and smoke. Taste - significantly smoky - they arenít joking around. Malty, vanilla, almost bourbony back end. Too wood smoky for me.
tugboat_801 (23) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It could be that Iím sick but just not getting the flavors out if this beer I want. Still very tasty, great notes of vanilla and roasty malts.
Brandon1989 (410) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours a clear dark brown with some ruby shining through it when held up to the light. There is a medium off white head that left some good lacing around the glass. This beer looks identical to the regular Smoked Porter. The aroma is dark roasted barley, bitter chocolate, and vanilla. The taste is noticeable with the vanilla but it is not overpowering. The smokiness is also very noticeable but also not overpowering. I also pick up chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is creamy and on the medium side. The drinkability is really high on this beer, I highly recommend you try it.
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Pours black with good head and lacing. Big vanilla aroma with cacao and well integrated smoke aroma. Bitter finish. Black pour with good head and lacing. Thick consistency. Tap at Churchkey.
canuck_j (80) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with a mediun cream head Laces on the glass . Opaque.Big vanilla and caramel nose with notes of dates and raisins. Has a big raisin flavour with a little hop pinch many complex flavours which include dates, and earthly leafiness, sweet caramel and chocolate notes Too . Overall a wonderful complex beer, hoppier than normal in this style but all Stone Beers are. Great.
bigbish (596) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a nice smoked Porter. Burnt notes, chocolate and vanilla notes. Good beer, not amazing.
bwyu (45) - - FEB 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow... Great balance of flavors. Chocolate comes out more with the vanilla but the perceived sweetness is cut by the smoke. Mouthfeel is nice and soft. Love this beer!
Chalumeaux (282) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle dark brown with a foamy head. Aromas of smoke and hints of coffee and vanilla. Taste is smokey and smooth with notes of vanilla and chocolate. A good offering.
Shot (218) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a frothy white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, licorice. Upfront flavors of creamy vanilla, then coffee, chocolate, gypsum, then biscuit and mild smoky tones. Finishes with a hint of licorice. Light mouthfeel. Not bad, but not fantastic or memorable.