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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

1,886 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,886
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 62
Gots: 154 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

hackomal, Apr 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 22, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev -1%

1223rd Review on BA
Draft to Pint

@Limericks Pub- Upland,CA

Hanging with Lcmir23

App- Almost a pitch black color. Some brown & amber edges. Bad pour got me zero head on it and had no cling either. Just a very there pour.

Smell- Picks up a little bit in the aromatics. Still had a bit of roasted smokiness to it with some creamy vanilla and a bit of malts as well.

Taste- There it is. Its a tasty beer. Had some good vanilla flavors that lingered for a long time. The smokiness was very tame on this one and I appreciate the blend on this. Not over the top with either flavor but nice balance.

Mouth- A bit of a medium body and a creamy low-medium carbonation level. Residual vanilla and malt flavors.

Drink- Been looking to try this one for a while and am glad I found it. Nice creamy flavors and a good balance. Would love this bottled.

FosterJM, Apr 21, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -13.9%

Served on-cask into a 25 cl Leffe goblet at the Daily Pint in Santa Monica. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were above average.

A: Pours a two finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a dark amber-black. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Smoke, dark malts, yeast, cream, and roast. Complex and enjoyable. Smoke is dominant. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Smokey with cream. Some dark malts. Timid. Balanced decently. Built okay for a smoked porter, but I've had better. Vanilla is subtly present and is the best aspect of the flavour. Not bold, unique, or special. I like it but it's not great.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too light and too thin. Not enough cream. Weak. Should be more coarse. Complements the flavour decently.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but it suffers from the cask; it'd be better on-draught. I'd like to try this properly. I've had far better beers in the style.


kojevergas, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

FUNKPhD, Apr 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

TexAggie011, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BootLegEv, Apr 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kjkinsey, Apr 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

BigDaftAl, Apr 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

MaugDog, Apr 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

bh123, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

airbag11, Mar 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 28, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

Chico1985, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

hpthebull, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Texasfan549, Mar 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

robL, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

jstewart1130, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

mrelizabeth, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of beer272
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

beer272, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

bearisprime, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

jt6174, Feb 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,886 ratings.