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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
Slipstream (2187) - USA - OCT 6, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2011 On tap at 2010 Rattle’n’Hum Stone event, and also at The Pony Bar in 2011. The vanilla bean adds very nice aroma and flavor elements. Flavors of coffee, vanilla bean, and smoke. It could have used some more sweetness and smoked malt, but it was still very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum during their Stone event. Pours black with a thin white to beige head. Loads of sweet vanilla, very faint smoke. A bit thin, nice chocolate and vanilla, roasty. Toast and malt, a bit more faint smoke and vanilla. This and the chipotle smoked were decent, but if it’s an option, mix two parts vanilla, one part chipotle. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6028) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Draft during the 40 tap Stone Event @ Rattle n Hum with Andrew, Big Tony, PJ, and Brendan. Pours a dark brownish black with one-finger of foamy off-white head. Aroma is mild vanilla and roast. Mouthfeel is smooth with great vanilla flavor in the finish, very smooth roast.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11955) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Draft. Small beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some roast, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, some roast, bittersweet chocolate, light smoke/burnt. Light-medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2010
One of my less favorite beers from the Stone Tap Takeover. Big vanilla aroma leaves you expecting a big, rich beer but ends up a bit thin from expectations. Not really sweet, which is also a bit jarring with so much vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Tap Takeover at Churchkey. Poured a dark, rich black color, medium sized head. Aroma was vanilla. It was pretty phenomenal. Flavor was slightly smoky, but vanilla beans dominate this one. Complex, rich, smooth - was close to perfect the night I had it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Tap at Alewife Baltimore. Poured a clear, deep ruby with little head and no lace. Aroma is unremarkable, smokiness is lost and has gained slight vanilla. Taste is oily, buttery, vanilla extract, coconut oil. Bitter, dry walnut skin finish. Body is too low gravity, too thin, and the vanilla has added a sweet, sticky, slickness that combines with a wallop of diacetyl to give the beer an amateurish body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2011 Had from tap at Rattle N Hum at the stone takeover. poured think, dark brown/black with a creamy white/off-white head that laces very well. Distinct vanilla aroma, but not overwhelming, Some roasty malts and caramel, not a lot of smoke. Medium bodied with good carbonation, and just a hint of bitterness. Very smooth and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TonyDiUlio (653) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Had at rattle and hum with James and andrew for the stone event. Pour is Thick black with off white head. Nice lace. Aroma is sweet vanilla bean and roasted malts. Flavor is really vanilla and more vanilla. Some unrefined of roasted coffee. Some malty undertones.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Sampled on cask at Get Real NY. Vanilla beans add a delicate accent to a top in class porter. Compliments well with food.


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