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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

Smoked Porter - Vanilla BeanSmoked Porter - Vanilla Bean

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,687 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1687
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MiScusi on 08-31-2007)
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Butzen

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The vanilla in the vanilla bean version is subtle, but a nice, sweet addition that propels the beer in a totally different direction -- i.e., one that pairs amazingly with Dutch apple pie and whipped cream. (Obviously, vanilla bean ice cream would also have been a nice touch if I'd have had it.) The smoke offers a counterpoint to the sweet and creamy richness of the pie and cream, while the rich malt and vanilla bean flavors offer a dessert-like parallel. The aroma in this version is all vanilla and cocoa and caffe latte, i.e., really nice. The vanilla bean doesn't come out quite as much in the flavor, but luckily Smoked Porter on its own is a pretty good dessert beer.

Read the full review (and comparison with the chipotle pepper version) at http://vittlesandbrews.blogspot.com/2012/09/stone-smoked-porters-w-chipotle-peppers.html

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 03:58:44 | More by Butzen
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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,687 ratings.