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RATINGS: 769   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhopsbeertalk (165) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 The pronounced toffee and vanilla aromas leads nicely into a moderately sweet vanilla flavor that balances nicely against the dark smoky malts. Med to full bodied with a slightly bitter very clean finish. Visually looks more like soda than beer...


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (719) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Dark brown with a tan head. Light vanilla aroma. Restrained level of smoke flavor gives way to roasted malt bitterness. Again, more vanilla on the palate. Somewhat bitter finish, but not unpleasantly so. Nice, complex beer that has a lot going on but integrates well.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2510) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Nice deep dark brown color, small head. Very light vanilla coffee nose. Espresso, vanilla, nutmeg taste. Very refreshing. Lingers long and has a bitter kick in the end! Nice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2309) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Grumbler purchase from Breeze-IN, Juneau AK. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a slim white one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. A light slim stringy lacing clings to the sides of the glass. The smell started off with a fairly big roasty and smoky coffee and a slight cocoa. One really has to let it warm to get the vanilla, itís barely there. The taste was mainly roasty with a nice sweet to balance. A dry semi - sweet yet roasty aftertaste diminishes and leads to the same finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping to almost sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seemed to be fairly subdued but still good for the style. Overall, itís a good smoked Porter though I was hoping for more vanilla, Iím pretty sure Iíd have it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (194) - USA - JAN 14, 2015
The raw dark umber liquid seems to flow from the bottle almost without reflecting the light, filling the glass with a deep, rich color and a fat, soft head. The chocolate aroma is really unexpected and a comfortable, mellow smoke comes up from underneath it, wafting through my senses like a distant lilac on a summer breeze. Perfect. Not overwhelming at all. The initial flavor is smoky. Not harsh, not bad, but absolutely dominant. The next mouthful is a wave of surprise. It slides in over my lips and the smoke on my tongue gives itself with apparent abandon to the ambrosial combination of chocolate and vanilla. The taste is sweet in the mouth, bitter only after the swallow and leaves my mouth slightly dry, but wanting to refresh...another sip? Why the hell not? The tan head is a perfect, silky foam touching on my lips as I drink, although it does eventually say goodbye, leaving a thin coating on the surface and a big lacing on the glass. The medium body is a little more carbed than I like, but only a touch of a difference would do it for me. This is nicely done, and although itís not my favorite from Stone, but definitely a good solid beer, and Iím already looking forward to the next time!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CJ_Pain (154) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Nice porter. Vanilla adds a little depth to the porter but detracts slightly from the smokiness, not a bad thing just a thing. Heavy mouthfeel adds a chewiness to it. Cold days like the day I'm partaking this are a nice time to enjoy a quality vanilla porter with a lil smokiness to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (289) - - JAN 8, 2015
Look: pours dark. Still see through on the edges. Very clear. Smell: smokey roasted malts. Slight vanilla. Camp fire. Taste: smoked malts. Chocolate. Vanilla. Coffee smoke. Feel: thin mouth feel. Slight bitterness at the end. Overall: good beer but I was looking for more vanilla. First drank: home 1/8/15 Vintage: 2014

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (634) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle to glass. Older. Enjoy by 3/25/14. Aroma is dry, smoky, light toasted malts, touch of vanilla. Flavor has a bit more vanilla, medium toasted malts, smoky finish, dry. Tasty, but definitely better fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (186) - Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Poured into a balloon glass. Appearance of the darkest brown imaginable, nearly black. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, faint chocolate, and vanilla. Slightly watery in that good porter way, but a little too watery for me. Overall good but not amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3897) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pint on tap. Dark brown and clear with a lasting film of bubbles. Aroma is vanilla, dark toast and cocoa. Taste is the same. The vanilla bean seems to have neutralized the faint smoke that existed in the base beer and thatís quite disappointing. Still tasty when considered as a good porter with vanilla bean added. Near-medium body is balanced and has medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1126) - Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Tap. Pours dark brown with red hues and off-white head. Aroma is roasty, strong vanilla, a little chocolate. Taste is smokey, medium bodied, high carbonation. Overall, okay.


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