Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by wogreen:
4.08/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
A - dark, near black; clarity still pretty good
S - definite strong aroma of vanilla and smoky goodness; some faint hints of chocolate
T - vanilla is the 1st thing you taste, but not overly so; the finish has a faint smoky finish but balanced nicely
M - smooth; lightly carbonated
O - a nice porter; i am not usually a fan of vanilla porters but this one was well balanced with the smoky flavor
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2013 23:01:13 | More by wogreen
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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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