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RATINGS: 737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Aroma: The aroma of this beer is full of vanilla bean with the smoked porter coming through at the end. Appearance: The appearance of this beer is very similar if not exactly the same as their regular porter. Taste: I am honestly not a big fan of the way the vanilla flavor came through in this beer. To me it is a bit overpowering and does more to mask than compliment the other components. Overall: Decent beer, I prefer the standard version


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1231) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft at Trinity Brass Tap. Pours a very dark brown with a deep red hue along the edges. Near solid sheet of foam lacing along the glass. Aroma has tobacco, vanilla, and roasted malt notes. Flavor is slightly sweet up front with a nice amount of bitterness in the finish. Aftertaste reminds me of a vanilla flavor pipe or cigar tobacco.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from unknown place. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Nice roasted malt and vanilla notes on the nose. I definitely get the vanilla on the finish though I’m not sure it works blended with the smoked porter base. Other times I get more of the smoky notes. It’s a miss for me but its a more interesting miss than most.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (121) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours dark black with thick tan head. Smell is smoked cedar coffee and vanilla. Taste is bitter with a cigar flavor, notes of dark coffee and vanilla. Havey body, medium carbonation. Don’t usually like porters but this one is pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Tastes like Stone Smoked Porter, with a subtle Vanilla flavor. Pretty standard. The regular smoked porter never really stuck out to me, this is no exception. Not bad, didn’t blow my mind.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (431) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
22oz bottle. Brown pour with a red hue. Large, foamy off white head. Aroma is as advertised, primarily smoke with a hint of vanilla. Initial flavor is creamy, burnt vanilla while a semi-bitter coffee, smoke flavor really comes out in the finish. Average carbonation with a somewhat dry texture. The vanilla gets lost in the overpowering smokey flavor. Not bad but I expected a little better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3740) - - JUN 20, 2014
22oz bottle. clear brown with a frothy tan head. hints of milk chocolate and smoke with a wet vanilla bean in the aroma. the vanilla comes through in the flavor as unsweet, raw and fresh. layered on top of smoke and dark chocolate. a tasty take on an old classic.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
joshwoodward (565) - - JUN 20, 2014
Had a glass on tap as part of a flight at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Gross. Sweet. Artificial. Ugh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1084) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. Creamy coffee vanilla aroma with some roast and smoke. Flavor is roasty coffee,slightly smoky, pairing with silky cocoa and vanilla. It works pretty well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (709) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
22oz bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. Vanilla aroma. Intense vanilla flavor and lots of smokiness. A little overpowering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
sistinas (101) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours almost black with a small thick head. Smoke flavor considerably more mellow than the standard Smoked Porter. Very thick and a bit sweet, almost as if a scoop of vanilla ice cream had been melted in the normal porter. Little bit of bitterness at the end. Dry finish. Verges on being dessert beer.


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