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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,869 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,869
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 62
Gots: 154 | FT: 15
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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1/5  rDev -74.3%

08-15-2012 01:10:35 | More by PhilCheSteak
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Louisiana

1/5  rDev -74.3%

12-21-2013 16:36:34 | More by LSURoss
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1/5  rDev -74.3%

09-14-2012 00:45:33 | More by TC28
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ashleysholcomb

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -67.9%

12-26-2013 04:37:11 | More by ashleysholcomb
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refractor82

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

12-23-2013 22:44:57 | More by refractor82
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4000qtrap

Missouri

1.75/5  rDev -55%

Source/Serving: 12oz bottle

S: Smooth, bourbony alcohol-laced vanilla and dark chocolate are prominent. Hints of cola, marshmellow, fireplace ash. A little bit harsh overall, but has some uniqueness to it.

T: Slightly sweet cola upfront with a bitter chocolate note in the background. Vanilla comes through slightly. Almost immediately the smoke hits and its harsh, acrid, and largely unpleasant. Very intense and I like smoke beers, with quite an unpleasant burned/charred character. Rather than balance the sweet vanilla note it overpowers, clashes, and doesn't work at all. This does subside slightly halfway through the sip to reveal some bourbon, coffee and vanilla, whose sweetness is a respite from the harsh, bitter smoke and work nicely together, but this quickly gives way to a harsh, unpleasant ash/charcoal note which dominates the finish and makes the lingering flavor of each sip unpleasant.

Notes: A really harsh, awful brew and I'm a really big fan of this style of beer.

05-24-2013 22:55:29 | More by 4000qtrap
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m_p_snyder

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -55%

02-05-2014 02:47:06 | More by m_p_snyder
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Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.6%

11-18-2012 22:11:03 | More by JaysusJr
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

11-20-2012 09:05:41 | More by Grocerystowe
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Juuroumaru

Florida

2/5  rDev -48.6%

06-26-2013 01:39:32 | More by Juuroumaru
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Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -48.6%

03-16-2014 01:59:24 | More by jbertsch
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Michigan

2/5  rDev -48.6%

04-05-2014 03:24:07 | More by Filabee
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California

2/5  rDev -48.6%

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Michigan

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Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.6%

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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -48.6%

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Nebraska

2/5  rDev -48.6%

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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

2.09/5  rDev -46.3%

Pours a beautiful dark mahogany with a very healthy off-white head. Unfortunately the rest of the beer just doesn’t do it for me, which is so disappointing because I love Stone’s original Smoked Porter. The vanilla just does not blend well with the malts in terms of aroma and flavor. The addition of vanilla is more harsh than smooth and sweet, and just plain tastes bad. Perhaps it will be worth a revisit one day, as I can’t quite figure out what happened with what sounds like such a promising (and highly rated) beer.

02-17-2014 14:57:19 | More by brutusmuktuk
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KHarz

New York

2.1/5  rDev -46%

Shared a bottle among four friends using wine glasses. Not well received by anyone in the group. The overwhelming smell of burnt popcorn pervaded the nose. The vanilla was almost non-existent in nose or while tasting. Mouthfeel was almost watery. This beer was not what I expected from Stone. I purchased two bottles, but had to bring the second back and ask for an exchange.

01-25-2014 19:38:22 | More by KHarz
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

2.23/5  rDev -42.7%

I honestly can say that this beer is on my "avoid" list.I recently tried clown shoes ganghis pecan.With all that roasted and smoked characters it really gave the beers a taste that my pallet just won't forgive.To each their own.But for this guy I have to give it a fail.

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ThinkRedEsq

California

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

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Kerie

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

2.28/5  rDev -41.4%

Served into a snifter.

A very black liquid sits in my glass with a fingers worth of tan head. Slight roast on the nose with very sweet vanilla. Sounded tasty when I ordered it. Mouth was kinda thin for me and not a lot of carbonation. I like vanilla, love it in fact but this tasted like cheap vanilla extract dumped into my beer. It was flat out gross. I can't get around the awful cheap taste and aftertaste in my mouth. I had to dock points for that. Another swing and a miss from Stone for me.

04-24-2011 02:02:43 | More by TheDudeRules
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ChadQuest

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -40.9%

Color is a dark cola color with a sudsy white lace.
The aroma smells like a dry vanilla coke. The vanilla is very dominant.
The smoked malt flavors come out some more here in taste, the vanilla is still very strong and playing lead role. Cola flavors, i really can't get past thinking of cola here.
The mouthfeel is semi sticky, low to moderate carbonation, medium body.

Not really digging this. I don't think the smoked malt base is ideal for the vanilla addition, maybe if there was more chocolate malts and this had a bigger body that could be great, but as it is now the vanilla is too much.

Love,
Chad

08-13-2012 03:55:13 | More by ChadQuest
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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
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