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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

2,123 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,123
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 92
Gots: 256 | 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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Photo of stwok21
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waitwhatamidrinking
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jufu07
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jessealmlie
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lushes22
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Almost pitch black but a bit of ruby red. Finger high head which dissipates quickly. Light lacing.
S. Typical porter smell, chocolate, coffee, and some malt with a bit of smoke. Slight vanilla so pretty much how would expect it to smell.
T. Enjoyable as get more of smoke and vanilla is mild. Get more vanilla as it warms.
M. Smooth with light carbonation.
O. Very solid smoked porter and vanilla is nice compliment. Not quite up there with founders and smuttynose though.

Photo of GregStoner
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrBIP
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gr0g
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jvenables31
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mchengcit
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rlovitt
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMills52
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CelticBelly1
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sasdragon
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LordofthePings
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Dark and clear. Some head but not too much
S: Not overly fragrant, typical porter smell with hints of vanilla. I could not sense any smoke.
T: Not too bad. Typical porter with a bit of vanilla though not overwhelming. I cannot taste the smoke. Smooth flavor and well blended. Some tartness at first but not as much as some other porters.
M: Low to medium carbonation. Goes down smoothly.
O: Not a bad porter. I'm not a huge fan of the style but when I'm in the mood for a porter, this one would be good. Would purchase again when in the mood for this style. I like the vanilla character, not too strong but present nonetheless.

Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KrissyKat6
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeersOverBaghdad
2.83/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Definitely would not get this again.

A: Looks very much like a coca-cola when poured. slightly more carbonated than I would have expected.

S: Vanilla comes out a little in the nose, but is still subtle. certainly not overpowering

T: I was expecting very good things when i tasted it, but the beer had no inherent flavor. Tasted like a very mediocre porter with a lot of vanilla flavor that arrives nearing the end of the sip and hits you pretty hard. I'm a huge fan of vanilla porters and stouts, but this one definitely missed the mark. I am drinking it in Jan 2015 and it was a 2014 winter release, so it's possible that I may be drinking it slightly on the older side, but I doubt it. I don't taste many notes that I would have expected in this kind of porter.

F: A little thin, but pretty standard.

O: Eh. Not a fan

Photo of Rebecca9341
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a full-bodied brew with rich vanilla flavor. Pours dark with a nice sized head. It's one of the better porters I have sampled.

Photo of rogacks
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,123 ratings.