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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Tap @ SD Brewer’s Guild Fest. Poured black, for me this had far far far too much vanilla in it, it made it way too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4306) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
On tap at stone bistro. Pours a clear dark brown with fizzy light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and sweet vanilla beans. Flavors of vanilla extract, sweetness, roasted malt, and a contrasting sharp hop bitterness. The smoke is hard to distinguish with the vanilla in the beer. Tastes a little like a cream soda. Medium mouthfeel with slightly to much carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 9, 2008
On Tap at Stone World Brewing Bistro and Gardens. Aroma is vanilla extract (with that tinge at the back of the nose). Not much else in the nose. Pours dark black, slightly opaque with a nice full tan head. Flavor: begins with sharp vanilla, the carbonation makes it taste like cream-soda. The vanilla dominates throughout, but there still is that rich malt and coffee that you expect in a porter in the background. Carbonation seems pretty high for my taste. Body is medium to light with pretty good head retention. Drinkability is medium to low. Not my favorite. Iím not a big fan of the Smoked Porter to begin with. The vanilla bean didnít add much to the enjoyment or drinkability of this beer. If anything, it made it worse. It really tasted a lot like cream soda! The Worst Stone Beer Iíve had!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (665) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Poured from tap at the brewery a dark brown/black with medium sized brown head. Aroma is mild coffee and strong vanilla. Flavor is roast grain, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla which grows stronger over time. Palate is mostly dry with just a touch of sweetness. Overall a nice beer with good flavor in small quantities but the vanilla grows overtime and would make this one hard for me to enjoy a whole pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Red brown with a good, off-white head with great lacing and alcohol legs. The aroma is of coffee with a strong vanilla overtone. The flavor is of vanilla and coffee with notes of wood (cedar). Finishes clean. The texture is syrupy. This beer is so easy to sip; I could drink it every day for the rest of my life.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
On cask. Pours with a huge, light brown head covering a murky brown body. Aroma of canilla extract, some cocoa powder, coffee and a bit of something woody, like a cigar humidor. Taste is a lot of wood, smoke, and dry coffee. Syrupy mouthfeel, and light bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2008
On cask at Taproom in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA--Deep, dark, musky brown-amber body with a nose of hops, malts and mild vanilla bean. Slick, smooth mouthfeel. Low in carbonation. Big vanilla flavor on tongue. Mild yet residual. Tongue owned by vanilla flavoring. Combo of vanilla and hops quite unique. Not too bad. Not too noteworthy either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
Draught. I surmise this is the same, but there was no mentioning of "smoked" Good, receding light beige head over black beer. Vanilla, (waffles) very obvious, but these waffles are with maple syrup. Again Brusselsí waffles in the taste; vanilla, sweet, and a roasted finish. Medium bodied, slick & oily. Quite special and well-worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
On-tap 1/28/08 at Stone. Pours dark brown, just a bit of light shines through. Thin head, leaves just a bit of lace. Smell is subdued, toasty malts with a hint of vanilla. Tastes os toasty malts and chocolate, I taste vanilla towards the finish only. Thin mouthfeel, coats the mouth a bit, decent carbonation. Tasty...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
On tap at the Stone Winter Storm. Smells of Vanilla but not much in the taste. Still pretty good.

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