Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.29/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. Bottle says enjoy by 03/15/14.
Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish black with a slight hint of ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and about one finger of light tan head that slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a moderate amount of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A sweet, creamy, and roasty aroma with good hints of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and smoke. Dark roasted barley malts with hints of dark chocolate, coffee roast, toast, burnt caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, smoke, and nuts. Huge scent of creamy vanilla sweetness. Some brown sugar sweetness as well. Subtle hints of earthy hops in the background. A really nice sweet roasty aroma.
Taste: Like the smell, a sweet, roasty, and creamy porter taste with big notes of sweet chocolate, vanilla, and some smoke. Upfront dark roasted barley malts with big notes of sweet cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, caramel, toffee, grains, nuts, biscuit, smoke, and nuts. Big sweet taste of vanilla beans and cream. Some brown sugar as well. Very light presence of earthy hops towards the finish. A very good taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and fairly sweet. Finishes somewhat dry.
Overall: A very good twist on the original Smoked Porter. The big vanilla presence adds a nice twist.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2014 07:54:56 | More by MattyG85
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4.14/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
An incredibly rich dark beer. The pour was pitch black with a nice coffee head. The smell was all vanilla which was a little daunting, but left me happily surprised when I gave a taste. A smooth earthy porter with a sweet finish. The vanilla commented the flavors of coffee and dark chocolate well. If i had one problem with the beer it was that it was too filling. One 22oz bottle was more than enough for just me.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2014 22:09:54 | More by WhiteHillsStore
Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,678 ratings.