tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with Meg. Pours a nice blackish color with thick tan head and blanket lacing. Nose is smoked and roast malt, cocoa, and soy sauce. Some vanilla, moderate smoke. Finish is like sucking on a band aid that has been on the hand of a chain smoker for weeks.
GMCC2181 (1587) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from sloth! Nice pour....Light black in color that barely lets light through. Decent frosty head that faded quickly. I really like the aroma of vanilla beans. Light roasted malts with slight smokiness. Taste follows the nose. Slight vanilla bean, light smoke, light roasted malts. All blended well together. Tons of flavor for a 5.9 percenter. Body is on the thinner side. Not watery, just wish it had more backbone. Overall good smoked porter. Thanks bert!
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big chocolate, roast and smoke scents, almost like a chocolate brownie. Taste is a lot of vanilla flavors with some nice subtle smoke and chocolate, great beer.
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SHIG (4499) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to timfoolery: Poured a brown black with a very thin edgy red tint, the head was beige but dissipated fast. Aroma is light smoke not as strong as other versions. Taste is very vanilla bean up front with a slight roasted smoke finish.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Though this beer is described as "smoked" the vanilla isnít overwhelmed by the smoke aroma
Appearance: black with minimal head.
Taste: Moderate bitterness. Roasty coffee notes and less smokey and vanilla flavor than the aroma would indicate.
Palate: Medium to low carbonation. Between medium and full bodied finishes dry.
Overall: The combination of the roasty porter flavors and vanilla is one of my favorites. One of my favorite Stone beers definitely recommended if you can get a hold of it.
Itzjerm (2232) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light vanilla aroma light smokey mainly nothing. Head disappeared. Taste is more bitter than smokey or vanilla. I really canít believe i shelled out 4 bucks for this. Probably the worst stone brew I ever had. Not horrible still if it was normal price I probably would not mind so much.
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Did not care for this porter. Thin head with little carbonation. Vanilla flavor only detracted from my enjoyment of other flavors in their regular smoked porter. Will not purchase again.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This spin-off of Stoneís great Smoked Porter, dark brown, practically black in color, is definitely for those who prefer sweet beers. Although itís not a sugar or candy sweetness, the vanilla bean really brings out the inherent sweetness in the beer. Thereís one thing about this beer, though, that really impresses me, and thatís the fact that the vanilla tastes nothing like an extract. It truly tastes like real vanilla beans. For being able to pull this off, and so well, Iím high-fiving this beer. Unfortunately, it makes an already round beer much rounder, accentuating an already sweet and malty beer.
gripweed57 (1344) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours transluscent brown with reddish highlights. Medium-sized bubbly beige head. Aroma of subtle roasted malt with hints of smoke and vanilla. Soft velvety smoked malt flavor with hints of light roast coffee. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel that showcases the essence of the vanilla beans. Light hop finish.
sloth (2793) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium statured tan head with fair retention and a nice lace. clear, bright, deep ruby hued brew, good lookin. Nose of vanilla, light alcohol and a hint of cherries. Light bodied, almost thin with a teeny bit of oilyness. Nice flavors of vanilla, light roast, rootbeer and caramel with a light smokiness. Dry finish is a hint astringent but works well in the end. A nicely quaffable Porter and i aint no Porter fan.Could easily drink a few of these in one sitting. 12oz. bottle from Waywood Beverage Co.