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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3523) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
12oz bottle 8/12/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-40° in English Pint-Pours a dark brown with ruby tints with a nice tight one finger head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste of vanilla, chocolate, malt, and more vanilla. This is a nice tasting light to medium bodied brew. Vanilla is realy flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Aroma of vanilla cookies, plaster and bitter fruits. Pours black with a light filmy head. Tastes is vanilla up front with a bitter sour hop afterwards. S’okay

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep brown with khaki head. Nose is roasty patent malt, vanilla, molasses. Tastes medium in palate heft and complexity; not near as dense as the regular version, with a big vanilla bean hit giving some sweetness throughout, and a roasty malt bill. The smokiness was vastly reduced in this one, as expected, and the vanilla was more intense that I expected. Not a bad beer by any means, and this one would pair well with chocolate or fruity desserts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4632) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2012
12 oz bottle shared by Dean. Poured a thin to medium bodied dark black body with a foamy light beige head that is a touch on the small side. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate, cupcakes, pudding and toast. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a sweet aftertaste from the vanilla beans. Favors of dark toast, vanilla bean, cake, tootsie roll chocolate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Aroma: The aroma of this beer is full of vanilla bean with the smoked porter coming through at the end. Appearance: The appearance of this beer is very similar if not exactly the same as their regular porter. Taste: I am honestly not a big fan of the way the vanilla flavor came through in this beer. To me it is a bit overpowering and does more to mask than compliment the other components. Overall: Decent beer, I prefer the standard version

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wingnut640 (7) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2012 does not count
Bottle. Love how the vanilla comes through the smoke. medium head nice body. I like much better than the standard stone smoked porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4601) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
12 ounce bottle poured a black color with aromas of roast, light coffee, light smoke/ash, some earth and tons of vanilla. Flavors follow the aroma but the vanilla steals the show, balanced, light on the palate, real enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a deep mahogany color with a medium grey head. The aroma is almost totally vanilla beans with some roast. The flavor is sweet light smoke, dry malts, roast, caramel, big vanilla. Quite easygoing and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle pours dark brown with bubbly light brown persistent head. Aroma vanilla, malts, touch of smoke. Taste malts with vanilla, roast and smoke, slightly woody taste. Finish char followed by slight smoke. Palate a little thin. Alcohol not apparent.

I don’t care much for smoky beers but the malts and vanilla balanced this very well. There is a lot of flavor going on in this beer. Nice job, Stone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10077) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle... Pours black with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose furnishes lots of char, light smoke and a nice nuance of vanilla. Light to medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet and burnt with a hint of vanilla. Lengthy, singed, lightly bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!

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