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RATINGS: 745   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3181) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Pours dark brown with a huge tan head...great retention and lacing. Aroma has nuttiness and vanilla...very faint smoke. Flavor follows suit...very nutty with subtle vanilla...light smoke creeps in late and reminds me of smoked almonds. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a roasty/burnt finish that lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a jet black, tan head with decent retention. Smoky and chocolatey aroma but like just about every ívanillaí accented brew Iíve tried, my damaged palate just doesnít detect the vanilla (Iím positive itís my tongue and not the beer). A quality porter all the same.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle-WOW!!! pours dark brown almost black with a nice kacki head that was fizzy with some lasting lacing. nose is crazy vanilla bean and chocolate-very lovely! i could smell it the second i opened the bottle. flavors exhibit that vanilla bean with a nice roasted and burnt component underneath it all. this is very tasty! long roasted finish with lingering sweetness from the vanilla bean. Some light woody notes in there as well during the mid palate. great porter here! Im usually not one for additives in beer however, vanilla bean into a big porter works everytime!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3516) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2012
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black pour with a creamy tan head. Smoky and roasty aroma but with a really fantastic vanilla undertone. Flavor really lets you taste that vanilla. The smoke and roasted chocolate malt of the porter is really enhanced by the vanilla. Has almost a chocolate milkshake quality to it. Really smooth and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2012
Tap. Black with a nice head. Big vanilla aroma, some chocolate, coffee, not a lot of smoke. Sweet vanilla flavor, though not over the top. Not too thick. A nice sweet nightcap, but with decent balance, though the smoke kind of got lostójust a bit came through.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5315) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle. Dark cola colored brown with a dense, frothy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and heavy doses of vanilla and smokiness. Taste is smoked malt, roasted malt, burnt coffee and strong vanilla. Soft chocolate as well. Body is smooth and creamy with a dense carbonation. Ends with more vanilla, roasted malt, smoke, coffee notes and dark chocolate. Nice 5.9% sessionable porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1362) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clearish dark brown color with about a half inch tan head. Head retention is decent, and thereís a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, and some light smoke. It tastes like roasted malt, smoke, vanilla, chocolate, and a bit of coconut. I think the vanilla overpowered the smoke in the aroma, but meshed well with the smoky flavor of the beer. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick with good carbonation. I think this is a good brew, itís definitely worth trying. I like this version better than the Chipotle one, but I still prefer the original Smoked Porter. $3.99 a bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1560) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2012
bottle pours brown with decent tanish herad. not mnuch on aroma but taste is thin with lots of vanilla not much smoke

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2035) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, vanilla, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted/smoky malt, coffee, vanilla, some hops, and chocolate; Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Solid porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tybalt (206) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Nutty vanilla aroma. Beautiful almost black color with small white head. Vanilla flavor definitely doesn't add the sweetness I would've expected - a drier, mustier flavor really. Finishes very dry and almost even a bit tart. A good beer, but I think I would've preferred a bit more creamy richness.


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