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RATINGS: 735   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Poured a finger of foamy tan head on a darkest brown body. The aroma is roasted malt with the slight hint of vanilla. The taste is creamy with roasted malt upfront, vanilla in the middle, and finishes with burnt malt and wood at the end. It’s distinct, but a little disjointed. The texture is creamy with moderate carbonation. It’s a good good but if the taste profile was smoothed out it would be amazing.


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 (426) - 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 (558) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Sampled at 4 Hands. A lot of red in this beer. A smoky aroma is kind of meaty. The flavor is also big smoke with big malts. Not sure this works for me. Glad it was just a sample.


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