1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Smoked Porter - Vanilla BeanSmoked Porter - Vanilla Bean

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

2,246 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,246
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 101
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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 2,246 | Reviews: 539
Photo of JakerLou
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Italiano86
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MattR2014
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft. Nice light porter. Prefer other stouts but this easy drinking

Photo of Fargrow
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of citruscane
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Tried a 4oz sample at Pasadena (Liberty Station) store

Appearance - 3.5/5
Thing ring of head, would have liked more. Very dark brown.

Smell - 4.25/5
Dark malts, strong delicious vanilla smell.

Taste - 4/5
Roasted Malts, dark smokiness, vanilla.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium bodied, smooth, medium-light carbonation.

Overall - 4/5

Photo of nodder
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of founddrama
2.77/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Like a vanilla-ish version of Southern Tier Chokolat. Except whereas that was exceptionally chocolaty, this has only slight vanilla and only slight smoke. Not *bad* (it is smooth) -- it just didn't come across as a big, strong flavor.

Overall? Kind of a "flat cola" flavor, actually.

Photo of Barnsley
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardTarget
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep brown, not really black, shows clarity and holds a thin cover of white that laces a bit.

Smell: Mild chocolate, roast, coffee, and a bit of vanilla. Everything is clean but a little low in volume.

Taste: A bit of a cola taste, the vanilla comes in late and a little alcoholic. Sweetness overpowers the smokey notes, a bit cloying.

Feel: Medium light body, bit oily, a bit thin and watery.

Overall: The base Smoked Porter is a very fine beer. The vanilla is a nice touch, but like most vanilla beers, a bit heavy handed making the balance a bit too sweet for my tastes.

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bolognasuave
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Not bad. Still a very smokey taste. The vanilla does mellow it out substantially compared to the original smoked porter.

Photo of bobbycabeza
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dradair
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grodd87
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvghost
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BBS323
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLSIV
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

At 2015 Suwanee Craft Beer Fest

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

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 9.99/22 oz bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Bomber at 45 degrees into hand washed and dried tulip
Aroma Roasted malt and vanilla
Head average (3 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy, diminishing to 4 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor – few medium islands of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, clear
Flavor begins slightly sweet roasted malt and vanilla; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, somewhat syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,246 ratings.