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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at Papago. Pours black with a thin tan head. The nose is coffee , light smoke and vanilla. The taste is coffee with French vanilla creamer. The vanilla killed the smoke – way too over the top on the vanilla. Bummer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours brown almost black with a brown/tan head. Nose is vanilla, toffee, slight smoke, roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts there is a touch of smoke its finish is slightly sweet, its also a touch thin. This beer is almost amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2480) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a medium offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of smoke, wheat germ, vanilla, coffee. Taste is dry with some bitter coffee grinds. Grapes (light acidity), vanilla, chocolate, coffee and smoke flavors. Body is light, carbonation moderately high and mouthfeel is weak/thin. Slight acrid and ash-y. Underwhelming, I somehow expected a bigger beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fuzzcro (39) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2015 Aroma is strong vanilla...light on smoke. Over all a tasty porter. Color is brown black with substantial brown head that lingers. A little coffee bitter on the end. I prefer the thickness a stout offers but this porter has a flavor that almost makes up for the lack of body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (403) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Decent Porter with chocolate and coffee overtones. While smokey. Not an overpowering taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (224) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
1 pint bottle from Beverage Depot in Burlington Vermont.

Appearance: Pours a dark black with a finger of light tan head. Short retention, slight lacing.

Aroma: Dough, hint of coffee.

Flavours: Coco beans, vanilla, smoke, coffee, moca, raisins and prunes.

Mouthfeel: Average viscosity, lingering finish, average carbonation.

Overall: Nice Porter in which the vanilla and coffee beans really come out. The dark fruits like raisins and prunes come out as it begins to warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1867) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bomber shared pours a medium brown with light Brown head. The aroma and flavor is lots of vanilla bean almost touch the ratio of smoke to vanilla bean is bean. I like more smoke this one leaves me wanting more

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (2185) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2015
This stuff was really tasty. Oh, but it needs more alcohol in it. Still a delicious bit of drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
edwardbass (676) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Underwhelmed would be an understatement. Perhaps it’s a bit old? Standard porter looks. Aroma has mild vanilla and smoke....very mild. There’s almost zero of the deep roasted flavors a porter typically presents, with very, very mild vanilla and very mild smoke. Quite disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Tap @ Black Sheep, MPLS. Deep brown pour with a prominent tan head. Somewhat hazy. Toasted marshmallow and vanilla. Mellow smoked malts. Nice sweet/earthy profile. Taste is fairly rich. Generally sweet, some umami. Brown sugar, light smoke. Burnt caramel. Sort of oily. Pretty nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (825) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Poured from 1 pt 6 fl oz bottle. Dark brown with full tan head. Aroma of light roast malt with subtle hints of smoke and vanilla. Taste has a mix of chocolate and vanilla

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