Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by JayQue:
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A nice Porter. A lot of Vanilla beers are overdone with vanilla. This one has a more subdued vanilla. Pours a dark brown color into a pint glass. Lots of red highlights on the sides and bottom of the glass. Good size light tan head with excellent retention and thick bands of lacing,
Smell is roasted malt and vanilla.
Taste is the same. Definitely a good Porter flavor with roasted malts. The vanilla is vry evident but not over the top. If there was a smoky taste it was probably masked by the vanilla.
Mouthfeel is crisp and rich. Very appropriate for a Porter. A little sweet but not too much. I had it with Krinerwurst, bratwust and German potato salad. The beer was an excellent complement to the meal. I would drink this again.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2012 00:23:58 | More by JayQue
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4.04/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Deep mahogany red body with an exceptionally thick and chunky light tan head. Smells of fire-pit ashes, mocha, and bitter chocolate. Strong vanilla flavors along with cream and coffee; hop bitterness sneaks up through the sugary sweetness at the finish. Medium bodied; semi-sweet finish.
Overall, a fine tasting porter with emphasis on the dark malt grains, chocolate overtones, and a very fine vanilla edge. The mouthfeel is a little weak, somewhat watery, but that is a minor complaint. On the whole, the peaty smokiness, vanilla, and chocolate flavors triumph.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 21:59:41 | More by beergoot
3.46/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Shared pint at the 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle, SC).
The aroma indicates that is over-loaded with vanilla, Tasting confirms this impression. The mix of sweet malts and vanilla compound each other, and the ale would be better if one or the other were reduced a bit. So much vanilla I can barely detect the smoked malt.
Feel: smooth with very good, medium-light carbonation.
O: too much vanilla.
Serving type: on-tap
03-07-2014 16:29:57 | More by chinchill
Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
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