Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dasenebler:
4.2/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla
12oz. best before 9/20/12
Pours a very dark brown hue with a two-finger tan head. Average lacing and retention. (3.5)
Aroma has a good bit of vanilla, though it is balanced by a peaty, smoked malt character. Some oxidation and staleness, but overall very nice. (4)
This is the old Stone Smoked Porter I know and love, but taken to a new level of complexity. Chocolatey malt flavors bounce off of a well-balanced vanilla character. Dry, lingering finish of smoke and highly kilned malts. The vanilla character enhances the mouthfeel of the beer without hurting the drinkability that I feel was always the hallmark of Stone Smoked Porter. Could use a bit more carbonation, however. (4.5, 4)
Everything's in balance with this beer, and it's a joy to drink. Just wish I got it a bit fresher. (4)
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2012 20:58:41 | More by dasenebler
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev +4.1%
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 -10.8%
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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