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RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle, pours a thin black, aroma is a bit smoky and sweet, taste is very vanillia like a nice mouth feel, full bodied and a nice finish, mild on the smoky side, not like the regular smoke porter, overall really solid beer

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (21408) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Transparently black, small head. Aroma of only vanilla. Dryish with slender body and clean mouthfeel. Vanilla overpowers everything else. Some salty resiny bitterness. Why ruin a perfectly good beer like this?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4684) - 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 (1629) - 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: Itís 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 youíre 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 (3728) - 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. Itís 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 (5622) - 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 (6024) - 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 donít 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 (3815) - 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 donít 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 (1008) - - 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.


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