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RATINGS: 821   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WRobarge (4) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Beer pours nice and black. Let it sit for a few minutes until the chill is out. Subtle sweetness and vanilla with a little bitterness at the end.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mindwarp (122) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a black with an off white head. Aroma is all smoke but not overly intense. Taste is roasted malts with a little smokiness. Not overly impressed with this beer, I love Porters and this was just ok. Thin and lacked any real flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2711) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Initially taken by the way the vanilla rounds the porter bitterness. An all around pleasant drinking experience. Only knock against this is a slightly metallic finish. Pours out a nice dark brown, with a medium airy, frothy beige head. Aroma of vanilla somehow tricks the mind into thinking chocolate. taste has the vanilla rounding out the roast grains, mild sweetness with bitterness lingering in the background. Overall nice presentation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (386) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours black w/ tan head. Mouthfeel is typical for a porter. Not a strong smoked flavor, but the vanilla comes through nicely. Reminded me more of a stout with the chocolate and darker malts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
libertine (278) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2015
pours black with a nice tan head. Spotty lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The smoke is very light in the aroma and is predominantly a vanilla sweetness. The flavor has that band aid quality that I don’t find appealing. Light smoke, chocolate, and very sweet vanilla. Medium body. Medium carbonation and a fizzy mouth feel. Short bitter finish. was hoping this would be better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4723) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Small off white head atop a deep brown body. Nose of ash and vanilla. Flavour of burnt chocolate and vanilla bean. Really tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2151) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
I still think it’s weird that I can buy Stone here whenever I want. 2014. Thick and smoothly soft nose of sweet vanilla and hints of tea. Sitting in my glass for over an hour at this point. Mocha, smooth chewy smoke not yet at the liquid smoke level or at anything burnt. Tasty and ultra easy to put back now. Cold - different story - 2 sips and I knew this needed to sit to improve. Mocha, appealing vanilla, smooth teeth, caramel, milk choco with a hint of bakers on the aftertaste, faint berries, some ash on the finish. Highly drinkable after those initial out of the fridge thin sips. Solid and just beyond simple. Really digging the mouth on this bizatch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (407) - - APR 10, 2015
Nice blend of vanilla bean sweetness and smoked malts. Notes of burnt chocolate, caramelized sugar and cream. Well carbonated.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfontana (76) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from Epsom Circle Market. Nice vanilla aroma. Appearance is clear dark reddish brown with 1 finger-sized off white head and nice lacing. Taste is nice vanilla with balance of sweet and bitter, but I don’t get any smokiness. Palate is medium to full bodied with lively (a little too lively) carbonation that initially stings the tip of the tongue a little bit--as it mellows in the glass you get a creaminess at the back of the mouth. Finish is slightly bitter and long. Overall, based on all of the praise for this I expected a little bit more. It is still very good but not the stellar offering we usually come to expect from this brewer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
A disgusting beer, a bad mix, don’t know what the guys (and gals) at Stone were thinking, is a vanil barf bomb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3487) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Un bomber acheté dans le Maine. Une robe brune foncée avec une mousse beige. Un nez plus fumé que vanillé. Une bouche agréable, ronde avec une touche de fumée et une finale iodé avec des notes de vanille. Agréable sans plus.


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