Sledutah (6044) - Utah, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle picked up at Total Wine
Clear dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is peaty, toasted malts and vanilla. Flavors are ashy, smokey, chocolate and vanilla
Ok, but thin
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Iím not too sure about the hype for this one as even though it is the good stone smoked porter that Iím used to there is only a hint of the vanilla bean. For me that vanilla bean could be a lot stronger as it is juts there in the aroma and barely on the palate. There are a lot of other vanilla porters out there that are better such as one by breckinridge brewery. The beer is okay but probably not the best for this style.
Voodoo (433) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep, dark brown with an over excessive light brown head which took some time to allow a sip.......aroma of soap and vanilla sugar......taste starts smooth with a light to medium mouthfeel of wet grain, coffee, smoke and finishing with light vanilla bitterness. Too thin to really enjoy.
reebtogi (4819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate and light roasted grains with a hint of smoke. Taste is vanilla with a chocolate malt sweetness and a light roasted grain and hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation. A quality crafted porter that will satisfy most.
dfearnley (1257) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Dark chocolate, coffee, lactose, loads of malt, and only a hint of vanilla. Dark amber brown with a creamy 1 cm tan head. Taste is chocolate and vanilla, grains, burnt coffee, late hoppy bitterness. This is medium and a little thin for a stout.
UXO (819) - CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque deep brown with two fingers of loose ivory head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is roasty malts, coffee and chocolate, mild vanilla, very slight smoke. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Full body, moderate to low carbonation, off dry finish. (4/5)
Porters arenít generally my favourites, but this one is quite good. The vanilla is quite restrained, manifesting only towards the end, as the bottle warms. The sweetness is also quite well-behaved, and the lingering bitter finish works well with the mild vanilla. (16/20)
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yummy having Stone in Alberta. Favourites like IPA $4 off a 6-pack and new treats like this. Nice brown porter with strong malt and a noticeable smooth Mexican vanilla note running throughout. Very solid. Raosty and tasty.
ttutony (774) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Light vanilla aroma. Restrained level of smoke flavor gives way to roasted malt bitterness. Again, more vanilla on the palate. Somewhat bitter finish, but not unpleasantly so. Nice, complex beer that has a lot going on but integrates well.
YogiBeera (2545) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice deep dark brown color, small head. Very light vanilla coffee nose. Espresso, vanilla, nutmeg taste. Very refreshing. Lingers long and has a bitter kick in the end! Nice
Bulk_Carrier (2716) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grumbler purchase from Breeze-IN, Juneau AK.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a slim white one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. A light slim stringy lacing clings to the sides of the glass.
The smell started off with a fairly big roasty and smoky coffee and a slight cocoa. One really has to let it warm to get the vanilla, itís barely there.
The taste was mainly roasty with a nice sweet to balance. A dry semi - sweet yet roasty aftertaste diminishes and leads to the same finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping to almost sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seemed to be fairly subdued but still good for the style.
Overall, itís a good smoked Porter though I was hoping for more vanilla, Iím pretty sure Iíd have it again.