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RATINGS: 719   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4039) - Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2013
22oz bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma of dark malt, bacon drippings, and cheap vanilla extract. Flavor of burnt barley, smoked grains, and molasses. Not as empowering as I had hoped. (3915)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Complex beer, that is sweet up front with bit vanilla notes and hint of chocolate. Bittering hops melow the sweetness and the roasted/smoked malts finish out. Deep brown with flecks of garnet and slightly cream head.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (854) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours a deep cola color with a slight smoked aroma. Taste is a slightly smoky flavor. The vanilla flavor cuts into the smokiness of the flavor. A minor bitter flavor after the swallow that quickly disappears. A warming beer that is nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2227) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Bottle] Inky black pour with a small khaki colored head. Distinct vanilla aromas. Chocolate and roasted coffee in the flavor. Light smoke and earthy hops follow in the finish. Strong, yet balanced vanilla flavors. Great lacing. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. A solid brew. Tasting notes from 2/2014.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2014
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 So many times it seems that the vanilla can be too much in beers. Weíll, in this one, the vanilla certainly masks a good deal of the smoke in the aroma, the body has a nice balance between the two. Certainly feels like a winter only beer but thatís fine - winter comes every year. Strangely has a bit if a warm soda carbonation feel to it, which isnít the best. Mostly pretty good though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (681) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2014
22 oz bottle pours a dark black color with a nice off white head. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, roasted malt. Full bodied, nicely balanced, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1861) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
A thick black body with a tan head that had good retention and lace. Aroma had a strong coffee malt profile initially. A good balance of sweet chocolate and smoke, and a nice presence of vanilla. Flavor had a nice bittersweet chocolate quality upfront, coffee malts were a bit restrained. Smoke and vanilla came through in the finish. Overall good balance of flavors nothing really overpowered any other flavor. Almost light mouth-feel. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1611) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours deep black with an off white head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is vanilla, coffee and a hint of smoke. Smells excellent! Taste is sweet with some bitterness in the background, the vanilla seems to really sweeten it. Medium bodied, thin texture, average to soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EcnarM (56) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Dark and lovely color from bottle to glass. Nice head and aroma. Strong flavor of vanilla in a standard porter. Solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1624) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Growler shared with brenn79, thanks. Aroma consists of vanilla, chocolate, roastiness, bread. Smells like a Guinness with a little vanilla added. Whereís the smoke? Pours black with red highlights and a medium cream-colored head with good retention. Flavor is sweet and full of vanilla, very light smokiness, finishes with a hoppy bitterness, dry. A light smokiness finally comes through in aroma after sitting for twenty or so minutes. Iím also getting a licorice flavor. Carbonation is soft, donít know if thatís a growler fill issue or if that was how itís brewed. Iím a little underwhelmed, dammit. I was really looking forward to this. There should be a lot more smoke if you ask me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1430) - Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Draft into a growler- Pours pitch black with a creamy one finger light tan head. Aroma is strong vanilla bean, roasted grains, chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, followed by vanilla and chocolate, very decadent and dessert in a glass. The finish is moderately dry and the hops are noticeable stopping it from being too sweet. One huge complaint, whereís the smoke?!!


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