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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,833 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,833
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 57
Gots: 147 | 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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FUNKPhD

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-20-2012 03:32:01 | More by FUNKPhD
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-11-2012 04:19:23 | More by TexAggie011
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BootLegEv

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-10-2012 19:16:59 | More by BootLegEv
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-10-2012 17:44:53 | More by kjkinsey
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BigDaftAl


4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

04-08-2012 02:31:36 | More by BigDaftAl
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MaugDog

Ohio

5/5  rDev +28.5%

04-03-2012 01:50:33 | More by MaugDog
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bh123

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-31-2012 08:47:22 | More by bh123
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airbag11

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-30-2012 17:43:59 | More by airbag11
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KevdoggNasty


4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-28-2012 15:52:41 | More by KevdoggNasty
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've caught this on-tap a few times before but always passed it up for some reason.

Pours very dark brown, a small beige head retains decently as a cap and ring.

Nice mix of chocolate+vanilla in the scent, good strength. Not much smoke but good enough for the 4.

Same as the smell, big milk chocolate+vanilla bean, good interplay between them. Some roasted malt there but not much smoke, unlike the original. Decent hoppage.

Feels thin, kinda weird feeling carbonation, kinda limp overall.

The chocolate/vanilla combo is nice (reminds me of Aphrodisiaque) but the great smokiness from the regular version is obliterated, this variation is on the sweeter side.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2012 13:26:00 | More by Chico1985
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-12-2012 20:27:33 | More by UltimateLivewire
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.05/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On cask for Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a tan head that settles to an oily film. No lacing on this one. Smell is of smoked malt, nutty aromas, and slight vanilla bean. Taste is of smoked malt and smoked meat with a very subtle vanilla note on the finish. This beer has a low level of carbonation and is somewhat flat. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that I was expecting much more from. The vanilla beans are very hard to locate in both the aroma and flavor of this beer.

Serving type: cask

03-05-2012 22:13:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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hpthebull

California

5/5  rDev +28.5%

03-01-2012 16:39:30 | More by hpthebull
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-01-2012 07:54:35 | More by Texasfan549
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robL

California

5/5  rDev +28.5%

02-24-2012 22:38:35 | More by robL
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jstewart1130

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-19-2012 16:25:18 | More by jstewart1130
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mrelizabeth

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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beer272

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - appearance was good. Nice carbonation that lasted with some lacing. Light clear brown.

S - Smoked effect was pronounced.

T - taste was nice. Very balanced between hops and malt Seems this was done to pull out the smoke effects, in this they succeeded.

M - Good mouth feel. Surprised since the beer was a light brown.

O - I'll admit I am not a smoked beer fan. This specialty beer is not for me, but nice for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 21:59:38 | More by beer272
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bearisprime

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Iowa

5/5  rDev +28.5%

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Eriktheipaman

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Eurytos

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-14-2012 14:33:12 | More by Eurytos
Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,833 ratings.