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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,913 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,913
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 68
Gots: 160 | FT: 14
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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Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared pint at the 2014 Most Arrogant Bar Bash (Barleys in Greenvillle, SC).

The aroma indicates that is over-loaded with vanilla, Tasting confirms this impression. The mix of sweet malts and vanilla compound each other, and the ale would be better if one or the other were reduced a bit. So much vanilla I can barely detect the smoked malt.

Feel: smooth with very good, medium-light carbonation.

O: too much vanilla.

chinchill, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

pixieskid, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Heretic42, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Greasy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Greasy, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Jlog7910
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jlog7910, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +28.9%

MaddDogg84, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of ToddHolder
4/5  rDev +3.1%

ToddHolder, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of mudboneINla
2/5  rDev -48.5%

mudboneINla, Mar 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

beerguy23, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of dunlap926
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

dunlap926, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of king75
4/5  rDev +3.1%

king75, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dphillips, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Brewpedals
1/5  rDev -74.2%

Brewpedals, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

JSchock7, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

dougieboy, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Bburns87
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bburns87, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a dimpled mug, dark ruby brown with a large light tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: very sweet and dessert like, brown sugar, vanilla, nutty, slightly smoky

T: flavors are a bit confusing, beginning is sweet with vanilla, middle is nutty, end is bitter pine, odd

M: thinner with lower carbonation

O: I think I like the regular version better. This isn't bad but the vanilla just seems like an afterthought.

M_C_Hampton, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of MadCat
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a nice shade of black with some tan head, no lacing

Smell: Coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, a nice bouquet of porter

Taste: Again, getting coffee and vanilla up front. Nice smoked malts, some roasted malts, some earthy hops

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall: This is fantastic. And, compared to another San Diego porter with vanilla (that is highly rated too) this is way better. Still tastes like porter, but the other characteristics come out nicely and balance well with the porter flavors. I'm happy that I picked this up, and hope it shows up in bottles once in a while again

MadCat, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

mikejonze, Feb 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

EddieG28, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bmurray10, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

buzzy, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Wortman1998, Feb 25, 2014
Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,913 ratings.