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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,862 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,862
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 59
Gots: 151 | 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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fox227

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-24-2012 00:50:39 | More by fox227
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +28.5%

06-23-2012 07:33:17 | More by CEDAMA
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-23-2012 03:57:24 | More by duceswild
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dmsohyea

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-22-2012 23:48:31 | More by dmsohyea
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BoRaeCho

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-22-2012 20:11:15 | More by BoRaeCho
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-22-2012 06:29:50 | More by GRG1313
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vitters03

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-22-2012 02:34:34 | More by vitters03
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IKR

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Appearance: Very dark brown with a fairly generous light beige head.

Smell: The vanilla is the most notable aroma.

Taste: Vanilla, and some roasted malt notes.
The beer finishes fairly dry with some slight smoke and roasted malt notes.

Mouth-feel: Fairly thin bodied with a generous level of carbonation.

Overall: I like this beer well enough but nothing like my favorite Porter with Vanilla beans, Victory at Sea.

2012 Bottle

06-21-2012 04:45:39 | More by IKR
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%

2012 bottle poured into tulip

S - I'm immediately reminded of a camp fire when I get my first whiff, so the aroma's got a strong smoke presence but since it's expected it's not overwhelming. I do get hints of the vanilla.

T - As I sip, the signature Stone smoked porter dominates. And then it turns into a light-bodied, velvety, creamy milk stout in the 2nd half of the taste.

O - I find that my preference isn't toward porters in general. I believe it's got something to do with that light body (all about the RIS's). I don't prefer smoked beers even more. With that said, Stone got this one right. I can appreciate this one. May even purchase it again sometime to experience the interesting blend of stages of the flavors.

06-20-2012 03:41:06 | More by Rollzroyce21
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-12-2012 16:59:53 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-05-2012 07:11:30 | More by ArchitectBrewCo
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JohnQVD

New York

5/5  rDev +28.5%

06-02-2012 17:35:21 | More by JohnQVD
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shebby

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-29-2012 18:04:04 | More by shebby
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-27-2012 20:49:54 | More by bsuedekum
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California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-25-2012 01:36:53 | More by avaldivia
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IPx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-14-2012 05:52:34 | More by IPx
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-11-2012 04:08:21 | More by mhaugo
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dorf

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-09-2012 11:26:32 | More by dorf
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%

Excited to find this on cask at Long Bar near Times Square

A-dark dark brown with a nice tan head

S-smells like cocoa powder with a huge amount of vanilla, almost smells like a vanilla cream cupcake. almost too much vanilla here

T-comes in with an awesome mix of bitter cocoa powder and straight vanilla bean. its a well balanced and complex flavor. there's a matching after-taste that doesn't last long. not as much smokiness in this one.

M-smooth and creamy with a creamy finish

O-this is a great porter. i'm lucky to have found this, and on cask to boot. not too many vanilla porters get this much vanilla out of the flavor. a good try for anyone.

05-06-2012 01:36:50 | More by AdamBear
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BuffaloTapHugger

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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mcorwin

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-29-2012 22:21:57 | More by mcorwin
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +18.3%

On tap @ Cole's. Served in pint glass.

A - Dark black with one finger of bubbly light brown head with decent retention. Great lacing with big long legs on the walls of the glass.

S - Roasted malts, vanilla, smoke. A good balance of the three aromas.

T - Roasted malts and a big hit of vanilla. Smoke is a secondary flavour but is definitely present. A decent bitterness balances out a sweet malt bill. The vanilla is in percent proportion, not overpowering the other flavours but defintiely from and centre.

M - Medium body, smooth. Light to moderate carbonation.

O - A truly excellent beer. Stone found a way to actually improve my favourite beer of theirs. Well done.

04-29-2012 15:30:04 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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leschkie

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-29-2012 02:58:59 | More by leschkie
Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,862 ratings.