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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Clear, dark brown, near black pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that fades to a thick skim then has excellent retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is toast, chocolate, nutty notes, nice sharp and smooth vanilla notes, toast, dark caramel, smoke and a hint of earthy wood. Flavor is smoke, roasted nuts and vanilla liqueur up front, then roast, a little char, earth, light Englishy fruity esters, bittersweet chocolate, light resinous hops and mineral notes to the finish. Palate is pretty light bodied, creamy to slightly watery on entry, medium strength, blanketing and sharp carbonation, dry minerally crisp and slightly chalky finish. Really good stuff overall, but dry and mineral are not great palate finishing descriptors for this flavor profile, Im not saying I need some syrupy gloop for 10x the price, but a little more body and less carbonation would be nice. The flavor starts off great, but the carbonation and seemingly over heavy mineral content blow it away pretty quickly. Still, if this were available at a better price (it was a good price for a bomber, but still crappy $/oz. ratio), I would probably drink a ton of this.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1363) - New York, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Bottled. 2014 release. Pours dark brown, almost ruby tinged. Off white head. Aroma is very smoky, vanilla, some toffee, dark fruits, chocolate roasted malt. Flavor is smokey, roasted malt, chocolate, some vanilla. Body is a bit thin, but its less than 6% so its fair. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9158) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
[email protected], Copenhagen (Stone TTO 27/11/2016) - pours black with a beige head. Sweet and medium roasted malty, slight burnt dark malty notes, with chocolate, coffee, caramel, cocoa, vanilla nuances into the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Pours a nice dark brown with a tan head. Heavy aromas of chocolate and tobacco. Flavor of smokey chocolate and some coffee. Big flavor on this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2089) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Sweet robust malt aroma. Dark amber color with a small white head. Sweet beginning with a moderate bitter finish and vanilla flavor in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7123) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
Bouteille de 22 oz achete chez Killington Market (Killington, VT). Arme: Odeur de fume avec une pointe de caf la vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Prsence dun moyen col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de fume avec une pointe de caf la vanille et de chocolat. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement fum. (Rating #6643)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (973) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Opaque black, minimal light tan head. Strong vanilla, light smoke and molasses. Plenty bitterness, less prominent sweetness. Medium heavy body, long finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1773) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3496) - Qubec, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fuzzcro (279) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (470) - 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


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