RateBeer
overall
97
98
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4318) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Aroma is earthy and mildly sweet vanilla. The flavor is vanilla, mildly sweet malts and undercurrent/lingering bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1597) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Enjoy by 9/20/2012.

A: Pitch black body through the center with some brown through the edges, a thin but creamy tan head is on top.

S: Vanilla and coffee are the main aromas with a light dark chocolate and smoke in the background. This is very well balanced in the aroma and is only moderately sweet.

T: A light coffee flavor is on the intro that holds through as the main flavor until the end until a strong vanilla flavor hits abruptly with a light dark chocolate and smokey finish giving this beer good depth. For some reason this reminds me a little of a rootbeer float. Despite the strong vanilla presence the sweetness is tamed.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy yet soft carbonation.

O: It’s odd that this is past the enjoy by date when it came to the state not too long ago, I guess the vanilla falls off quickly? This is still a great beer and worth picking up if you’re going to consume it soon. I would love to try a float with this with some vanilla ice cream, it would be wonderful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3714) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2012
bottle - Pours dark brown with a small light tan head. The aroma is heavy on the vanilla and has roasted malt. The flavor is roasty and smoky though not extremely so. It’s moderately bitter with notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. This brew is full bodied with a long, bitter, roasted finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Dark brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla bean, espresso, and smoked wood. Taste was overly smokey, charred wood, roasted notes, with lighter vanilla bean. Carbonation was a little on the higher side.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (5965) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Deep midnight red, nearly opaque. The head is milky and thick. The vanilla beans dominate the aroma, sweet and bakery-like. Similarly, the flavor is almost all vanilla, finishing with a sweet/bitter bite. I don’t sense the smokiness behind it at all; instead this is a full-on sweet porter. Underwhelming IMHO. (#4788, 9/23/2012)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Aroma- charcoal, soy sauce, vanilla extract, oak Appearance- murky brown with a wisp of a white head Taste- smoke, barbecue, sharp vanilla, slight chocolate, roasted notes Palate- medium-light body, not right for the style Overall- Strange. Part of me enjoyed it and the other part was confused. There are two distinct parts to this beer. The smoked element and the vanilla element. Instead of mixing them together they somehow made the beer present itself in two acts. Definitely different.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3430) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Poured from a refrigerated bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown with a whitish colored head of foam. The head on the vanilla bean variant is much lighter in color than that of the chipotle pepper variant. The aroma is very sweet and overloaded with vanilla beans. If your not a vanilla person, you really will not like this beer. Taste is almost all vanilla bean with just a presence of porter. The smoky notes don’t really come through in this one like they do the original or the chipotle pepper variant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (920) - - SEP 22, 2012
Black pour, 2 fingers of slightly offwhite head. Smoke in the aroma, slight vanilla, a bit woody, bitter chocolate. Taste of Vanilla bean, wood, dark cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, slightly thin, but still fairly good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pours medium dark brown. Aroma is like sticking your nose in a jar of vanilla beans. Taste follows with equally strong vanilla, really capturing its essence. The smoke which usually overrides other flavors plays a nice backing role in this one. Nice harmonious flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davey101 (734) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Trying side by side against the Chipotle. 2012, 12 oz bottle into a snifter glass. A - Very dark brown body that lets just the slightest bit of light through to reveal a red tinge. Thin light tan head with some edging and a splotchy cap. Decent lacing and retention. S - Smokey and sweet. Certainly roasted and smoked malts, a bit of milk chocolate and coffee beans, and a pleasant vanilla warmth. Has a very candy like aroma. Milk Duds maybe? T - Smoked malts, milk chocolate, lingering but faint vanilla sweetness. Pleasant but simple. Mouth feel is on the thin side. O - Not a bad beer. The vanilla is certainly present, but in an almost candy like fashion. I do prefer the excitement that the chipotle version brings though.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 41 42 43  44  45 46 47 » 82


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50