Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2013
12/15/13 brought by me to M&D's and shared with Luke.
Color is dark brown with a cream colored head.
As this beer warmed both smell and taste became more pronounced which may not be a good thing. The smell was a subtle smokey vanilla slightly caramel aroma. The taste followed the nose to a T. However as I got side tracked and went back to the beer after a while, it became almost cream sodaish.
As soon as I bought this I regretted it. I always found the smoke stone porter to be a great price but very underwhelming. This is just like that with some creamsoda dumped into it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pours a lovely dark mahogany with a tan head. Has a wonderful sweet aroma with a hint of vanilla. Goes down smooth with a hint of vanilla and malt at the end. Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Cola like pour with a finger of head. Vanilla bean (natural), toffee, milk chocolate. Vanilla sweetness and strong carbonation. A bit of burnt fell but not offensive due to medium body and clean finish JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
22oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours brown-black with small head., Nose is big vanilla, some dark chocolate. Taste is white chocolate, vanilla, creamy coffee. Finish is big vanilla and cream. Not bad but one-dimensional. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a nice burnt umber with a finger or so of eggshell foam. The nose is really nice, lots of campfire smoked marshmallow, chocolate roast and some sweet vanilla bean. The palate however doesn’t meld like the nose... the roasty smoked malts ride one side and the overly aggressive vanilla bean presence takes the front. No subtleties or balance on this one. Flavor is a huge vanilla bomb which reads almost artificial because of the abundance. Lingering sweet vanilla extract. Meh.
bubblehouse (1531) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Really good. Not normally a fan of smoked beers but this one isn’t to strong and the vanilla really comes through nicely. DrewFace (969) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Big vanilla aroma with a light smokey character. Flavor is more big vanilla,somkey, toasty, some toasty, bready nnote Homer321 (5072) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft. Vanilla and chocolate initially on the nose with hints of smoke. Taste is similar but introduces a slight tartness. Overall very creamy. A bit if alcohol warming I the finish. tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
22oz bottle. Pour is dark brown/black with garnet hues in the light. Beige head that fades quickly. Sweet vanilla coffee aroma. Good beer. I still maintain that stone smoked porter doesn’t have enough smoke. The vanilla adds another layer of flavor. Vanilla beers have a tendency to be cloying, but there is a nice balance and a bitter coffee finish. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of smoked and roasted malts, vanilla, some light dough, and a little bitterness. Flavor the same. Avwrage texture. A pretty good beer.