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RATINGS: 843   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans Added.

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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1514) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lukaduke (3089) - 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 doesnt 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubblehouse (1415) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Really good. Not normally a fan of smoked beers but this one isnt to strong and the vanilla really comes through nicely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (301) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 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...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (967) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4442) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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 doesnt 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5352) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1454) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle, this porter had a dark brown pour, when the glass was placed against a light, this beer was a clear dark red, the pour gave an off-white one finger head that lowered to a thinner cover and ring, the cover was lasting, there were nice spots, fingers and small sheets of lacing on the glass, the aromas were roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, some chocolate and brown sugar, the nose had a good amount of sweetness from the vanilla and malt, it had flavors of roasted malt with some chocolate, coffee and caramel, there was a little vanilla in the background, the finish had a bit of bitterness with some malt flavor trailing, the mouth feel was on the lighter side of medium, it was creamy and had average carbonation, this porter was sweeter on the nose than on the mouth, a nice drink.


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