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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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very good

2,123 Ratings
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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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours engine oil black with a generously thick, creamy, sticky head.

S - Roasted chocolate malt, vanilla, some smoke and light char.

T - Chocolate, vanilla, smokey char, and a bitter coffee/dark chocolate-like lingering finish.

M - Mild carbonation, gentle mouthfeel and a bone dry finish.

O - Quite bitter and dry for a porter, maybe dial back the bitterness and let the vanilla come through a little more on the palate, there's more vanilla aroma than flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, into a footed tulip.

A: Dark brown. Pours a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles quickly leaving merely a ring around the rim. Just a bit of persistent beer ring lacing.

S: Espresso, lightly smoked; dark chocolate, and vanilla.

T: Tastes like it smells. Lightly smoked coffee, dark chocolate, but only a hint of vanilla. A little black licorice and pecan shell.

M: Hearty and earthy with a bit of a bitter, lingering finish.

D: Sip and enjoy. The lingering pungency will dictate it.

Atmosphere is pretty solid. Dark hue, with only a slight head, and very little lacing. Nose is a really strong combination of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla; all with a slightly smoked character. Flavor is of the same...chocolate, vanilla, and coffee...with a bit of bitter pungency that lingers on the palette. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A very dark brown, not exactly opaque with a thick tan head on the pour coming just above a finger's length off the body.

Smell: Strong vanilla rum scent, but disappears real f'n quick. It comes and goes faster than a speeding car.

Taste: A little bit everywhere here, smoked like the title says and has this sweet vanilla. A complex taste which is good but definitely an acquired one, not to mention a roast coffee feel to go along with it.

Mouth: Medium carbonation coming a notch dry. Pretty sticky and little rough around the edges.

Overall: This a good brew. Is it for everyone?, probably not but It is quality. has a little bit of everything slight coffee bitterness coming off pretty heavily roasted with light sweet vanilla accent to it. Drink and up and enjoy...Salud!

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