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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Poured from 12 oz bottle dark brown with tan head. Aroma is vailla bean and caramel with hint of smoke and roasted malt. great Beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (657) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Peppery aroma and dark brown pour lead to a surprisingly balanced taste with strong vanilla tones and a mild warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Meh. Boring, thin, too sweet.... yet one more vanilla stout/porter which leaves too much sugar behind which should have been converted into more alcohol. Beers like this succeed at 10%, because they’re nowhere near as sweet. Not too good, here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Sampled in a 12 oz bottle. Much more of a porter than the chipotle. The vanilla flavor is pronounced but doesn’t last

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Compilation of two years’ ratings. I initially liked this a lot, but the 2013 ed. did not make so favorable impression. As is, it is a nice porter with a bitter, vanilla flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
toczik (37) - Hollywood, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Wow. Talking about flavors. Just tried the Vanilla. As I read in one of the comment the vanilla does compete with the smoke flavor a little bit, yet you can definite distinct each one. The aroma throws u off a little so the breath taken should be short and quickly followed by the drink. Definitely a repeat offense with this one will occur. Cheers!

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