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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dragonlady1010 (30) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Big vanilla aroma with notes of chocolate and coffee. Deep brown with a small tan head. Flavors of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. As it warms, the smoke becomes more apparent and balances beautifully with the vanilla. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 [3255-20100803] Sample. Sweet vanilla coffee and lovely wood roast malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting bubbly light tan head. Woody vanilla roast malt flavour has a lingering vanilla bean note. Full body. Smooth and drinkable, wow! What a great start to the festival! (10/3/9/4/18) 4.4
(@ GBBF 2010, London, England)

[6298B-20140502] Bottle. Smoked wood vanilla roast aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Vanilla roasted grainy charred wood flavour. Full body. Not really a fan of the vanilla paired with charcoal, but it’s not terrible. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, jercraigs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mfdros (35) - , New York, USA - OCT 16, 2010
chocolate, roasty, leather, vanilla, brown, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, long finish. The vanilla doesn’t add much to this beer. I prefer the smoked porter- this one seems a little thin and is tougher going down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Tap at the RnH Stone Takeover. Dark chocolate pour. Boatloads of pleasant vanilla bean in the nose, followed by oak and chocolate. Flavor is a nice blend of smoked sausage, vanilla bean, and oak. Thin body with a predominantly smoky finish. The sweetness takes a backseat to the smokiness, but I really like the sweet vanilla touch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4494) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Appearance: Displays a reasonably clear, dark brown body capped by a modest bone white head. Smell: Nicely fragrant vanilla top note atop scents of light cocoa powder, mild roast coffee, and smokey peat. Taste: Dark maltiness with taste of dark whole meal bread and hints of cocoa and coffee. Moderate sweetness. Vanilla coming through as a generous splash of A&W Cream Soda. A bit more coffee peeking through. Very subtle earthy bitterness tucked away in the back. Dries out for the most part, leaving you with a taste of lightly roasted, toasted vanilla bean pods. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: Smooth, pleasant, and without any hard edges. Just as the standard iteration gives you just enough smoke character, so, too, does this give you just enough vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1591) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2010
On tap at Duckworth’s Charlotte, NC. Nose shows cappicino with chocolate, and strong vanilla. A bit of burnt coffee in there as well. Tastes like a twist ice cream cone with a bit of bitterness. Thick tan lacing. Dark auburn with ruby highlights. Mouthfeel is medium. Not too aggressive. Ends on a long black coffee note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6722) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasty aroma with some vanilla sweetness and light smoky notes. The flavor has some sweeter vanilla, milk chocolate, light roasty notes and light smoky notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Draught at Churchkey. Not bad, medium body, lots and lots of vanilla. Decent smokey edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tastybeer (1845) - Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Draft. Pours black with a nice tan head. Flavors of smoke, vanilla, cocoa, but overall a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2010
On draft at R & H. Pours a dark cola with a medium sized light beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, light vanilla and cocoa powder. Taste of sweet malts, light vanilla, and cocoa. Slightly on the watery side.

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