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RATINGS: 793   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3302) - 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 (3688) - 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 (6892) - 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 (5404) - 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 (1452) - 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 (1732) - 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 (2117) - 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 (212) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1445) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Deep aroma of chocolate, with just a touch of smoke. Pours an almost opaque dark ruby, with a full light tan head. The vanilla in this beer counters the presence of the smoke, leaving it a muted note in the finish. The vanilla also comes forward to bring more chocolate notes into the beer. This is a solid offering, and Iím glad I tried it. I believe the Chipotle version is a better beer though.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is not as much vanillas as expected. The chipotle variation had much more chipotle aroma while the vanilla here is masked by the smokiness. But the flavor here...oh man the flavor. Amazingly fresh vanilla, like homemade whipped cream. And it isnít sweet, or overly so. The smokiness adds an almost savory balance to the vanilla that is just perfect. I want to drink this every day for dessert.


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