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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked Porter - Vanilla BeanSmoked Porter - Vanilla Bean

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,246 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,246
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 100
Gots: 302 | 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:
Beer added by: MiScusi on 08-31-2007

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Ratings: 2,246 | Reviews: 539
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

At first sip gave it away. Bleh. I don't know who can drink this. I thought it sounded interesting, but it was totally unappealing.

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -67.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.9%

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1.84/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beer did not taste great

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2.1/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

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.

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2.16/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

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2.25/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Too much vanilla. Tastes like root beer.

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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,246 ratings.