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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.


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   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
on tap at alewife for the stone total tap takeover. pours a dark brown with shreds of light coming through witha creamy white head and sticky lacing. aroma is great with smoked malts, roast, light coffee, and fresh vanilla beans with hints of cake batter, prunes, and toasted nuts. flavor is wonderful as well with loads of semi-sweet vanilla, roast coffee, and dark malts, with light grassy hops, black cherries, figs, and dry walnuts on the back end. palate is on the fuller side of medium bodied with smooth, light carbonation and a long sweet and roasty finish. overall, a damn good beer that i think is a bit underreated.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2010
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a good amount of head. Sweet toasted malty flavor with a flavor and finish of sweet vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Tasted on draft at Whole Foods Lincoln Park. Pours an almost black brown color with a thick tan head that recedes slowly to a nice collar. The nose is dark roasted malt with the intense aroma of sweet vanilla bean. The flavor starts with a hint of tangy hops then moves to vanilla and roasted malt and then finishes with that same hop tang. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long bitter and vanilla finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010 ... black bubbly tan head ... soft roast .... big vanilla toffeee malt nose ... soft roast ... big malt ... big vanilla toffee ... real tasty

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Tasted on tap and gave a dark brown color. Tan head. Medium bodied and nicely smooth. Sweet mellow malt, chocolate lightly roasted coffee. Kind of a vanilla essence or extract quality. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3rd August 2010. GBBF
Dark brown beer - opaque. Low carbonation. Tangy dark malt and smoke. Sweet vanilla and then tangy fruit. Finishes dry. Good combination of flavours. Sweet, sour and smoky!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 2014-05-02. Very dark brown body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma has a ton of vanilla, but it takes a smokey right turn. Earthy under currents. The flavour is a bit odd, vanilla and smoke merge in interesting sometimes strange ways. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Not to my tastes but a decent beer. 7/4/7/3/14-15 Bottle shared by Blankboy

2010-08-03. Very dark brown body, modest tan froth. 3+ Flavour is a bit odd, muted sweet malt base, smoke is briefly sharp before taking on an increased vanilla character. Very light bitterness. Aroma is the smoke and vanilla equivalent of mocha. Vanilla is done well and is not overpowering. Smooth average plus palate is lightly carbonated. This is good but I would not likely come back to it. 7/4/7/3/14 Cask at GBBF 2010

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
Cask conditioned Gravity Dispense GBBF 2010. A black beer with a tiny off-white coloured ring of head. An excellent roasty aroma with beautiful vanilla bean notes. Beautiful in the mouth with roasted malts, chocolate and gorgeous vanilla flavours. Really tasty superb beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1502) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
(Cask @ GBBF) A mutant vanilla bean bathing in coffee that’s been set on fire ....
Interesting novelty offering , but not something i’d wan’t to drink shitloads of.


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