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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wingnut640 (7) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle. Love how the vanilla comes through the smoke. medium head nice body. I like much better than the standard stone smoked porter


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (639) - - JUL 11, 2014
On draught at Bier Baron for a tap takeover at the end of the week of SAVOR.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (111) - 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 (427) - 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 (3719) - - 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 (559) - - 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 (1051) - 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 (690) - 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 (97) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2014
Light brown color. Sweet vanilla, nutty, chocolately nose. Very malt mouth with lots of vanilla and chocolate hazelnut fudge. A bit too sweet for my liking but not bad.


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