trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of vanilla and caramel and roasted malt. Pours dark brown with a tan head with good lacing. Tastes of vanilla caramel and smoke with a touch of hop in the back end. Mouthfeel in nice and creamy with a medium to light carbonation. Overall this beer was awesome, it had a great smell and blend of flavors. I’ll need to try the original smoked porter now.
RedSox2004 (1328) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, deep ruby red/black with a one-finger brown head that left very nice lattice down the side of the glass. Smoky malt aromas as expected, also a hint of coffee, caramel and hops and modest, not overpowering, vanilla notes. Vanilla presence complemented the nice coffee and chocolate flavors most evident on the tongue, and the smokiness lingered in the aftertaste. Full bodied, richer than most porters. Not quite the gimmick that I felt the chipotle was - this was much more pleasant.
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
served in a tulip at 45 degrees. pour was black, a tad darker than cola. about a 1/2 inch of head. vanilla was very apparent, over taking the porter itself. started out a bit thick on the vanilla but as it warmed it became a bit more subtle. hides the smoke, but still sweet and roasted. moderate carbonation, decent body. some chew but light and easy. i did not care for this as much as the chipotle, i felt it was a bit rougher around the edges.
smaynard6000 (661) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted coffee with just a very subtle hint of vanilla. Flavor is very strong roasted malt and coffee flavor. The vanilla comes out mostly in the finish. Full bodied mouthfeel. A nice take on an already good beer.
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle dark brown with tan head. Aroma is vailla bean and caramel with hint of smoke and roasted malt.
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured an espresso dark brown with a huge long lasting tan head and intense lacing. Aroma is all vanilla bean and caramel, which reminds me of a cream soda, and is followed by a hint of smoke and roasted malt. Taste is a wonderful blend of vanilla, smoke, oak, and hint of espresso. Huge creamy mouthfeel with a velvety finish that leaves slight bitterness and smoke lingering. Liked the original smoked porter, but love this one.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Amazing nose of vanilla, coffee, chocolate & dark toffee. Someone else noted Milk Duds- spot on! I get lots of vanilla & creamy milk chocolate w/ some coffee & smoke flavors up front. Followed closely by a bit of hop bitterness. Getting just a hint of dark cherries & figs in there, too. More creaminess, smokiness & balanced bitterness towards the end. For a second, I thought it finished pretty clean. But a second after that, I get vanilla & bitter chocolate lingering on my palette. Thin, smooth mouthfeel, as a porter should be. A great beer- glad I snagged a bottle! Perfect for this rainy Saturday afternoon!
MattH (654) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Like the bottle says, this beer is a dessert. I enjoyed the quality vanilla flavor and the nice but not overbearing flavor of the roasted malts. I feel that the vanilla in this version covers up some of the the smoked aspect that is present in the original Stone Smoked Porter. Wish I had bought more than one bottle.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Peppery aroma and dark brown pour lead to a surprisingly balanced taste with strong vanilla tones and a mild warming mouthfeel.
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JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown pour with a small off white head. Lots of vanilla in the nose..taste has a lot of smoke with some vanilla and syrup notes. Good, but thinking the Chipolte version is better.