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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,799 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,799
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 56
Gots: 141 | 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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bob_d_j

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-30-2014 09:27:21 | More by bob_d_j
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andyhonig

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-30-2014 04:24:11 | More by andyhonig
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SonOfOdin

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-30-2014 02:38:33 | More by SonOfOdin
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amishbooze

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-30-2014 01:13:21 | More by amishbooze
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

220z bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a very deep near black color. Not very see through. A one finger tan,brown head.

S- A light roast with a hint of chocolate on the back end. A modest smelling beer.

T- Quite roasty but still well balanced out by a nice hop bitterness. The beer has a lot of chocolate tones but remains smooth and easy drinking. I cant say that I pick up much on the vanilla but its there a little on the back end.

M- Easy to drink and hop forward for a porter.

O- A solid beer but not much of an improvement from the original. .

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 00:27:41 | More by TwelveOunces
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-28-2014 23:14:04 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brownish copper hue with two finger head and lace patches. A mix of chocolate and roasted/smoked aromas (not that smoked) seem to be all I can smell as the vanilla barely registers/is muted. A pretty good smoked porter with roasted/smoked malts and some dark chocolate mingling around but the vanilla beans add themselves in the taste and as the beer warms it tends to get a more sweet vanilla taste. Basically, this is Stone's regular smoked porter with a touch of vanilla, not a vanilla smoked porter, but still a good addition and a really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 23:05:15 | More by clayrock81
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kjrod20

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-28-2014 18:43:52 | More by kjrod20
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jj139

California

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a pint glass

A - Pours dark brown/black with a 2 finger beige/cream color head. The head fades quickly but the lacing is very long lasting, streaking down the glass.

S - Plenty of things going on aroma wise. First was a creamy/vanilla with dark chocolate and caramel. This was not overly sweet however as it was nicely balanced with roasted and smokey malt.

T - First off was vanilla and chocolate then the caramel, smoke and malt start to take over. A hint of slightly bitter hops really adds to the flavor as well.

M - Medium carbonation with a full creamy flavor. Big flavors but medium body. The vanilla and smoke are in perfect balance and really compliment each other

O - Very enjoyable - The vanilla is present but is balanced with the smoke and malt. A very well crafted brew. I think I enjoy their regular smoked porter just a touch more than this, but I will purchasing this again soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 17:12:52 | More by jj139
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-28-2014 16:48:03 | More by EigenBeer
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GrumpyBeer

Tennessee

3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good beer but I just didn't get vanilla in the smell or taste. The smoke on this is good, not overpowering, but if there is vanilla it was hidden by the smoke. There was some chocolate and roasted oak on the taste. It pours dark with a nice frothy caramel head. I enjoy stone beers and this was good but just not quite my favorite

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 03:38:31 | More by GrumpyBeer
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lenbert

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-27-2014 12:25:10 | More by lenbert
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JoninVT

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-26-2014 23:31:51 | More by JoninVT
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-26-2014 06:30:35 | More by Jeffrey2310
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Zuidman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-26-2014 03:39:03 | More by Zuidman
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Dryer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-26-2014 02:37:07 | More by Dryer
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-26-2014 02:00:11 | More by DeschutesFan
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-26-2014 01:13:11 | More by ZEB89
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-25-2014 21:31:58 | More by firstlighthiker
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KHarz

New York

2.1/5  rDev -46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Shared a bottle among four friends using wine glasses. Not well received by anyone in the group. The overwhelming smell of burnt popcorn pervaded the nose. The vanilla was almost non-existent in nose or while tasting. Mouthfeel was almost watery. This beer was not what I expected from Stone. I purchased two bottles, but had to bring the second back and ask for an exchange.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 19:38:22 | More by KHarz
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-25-2014 19:31:13 | More by mpenning13
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teleforce

Nebraska

2/5  rDev -48.6%

01-25-2014 16:49:05 | More by teleforce
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into an English nonick pint.

a; Clear dark ruby with an inch tall tan head which receded to rocky surface foam and patterned lacing.

s; Caramel malt. Later, vanilla.

t; Strong smoke followed by a significant bite. Back of the throat burns a bit. Smoky aftertaste. Curiously, vanilla comes through later and takes over from the smoke in the aftertaste.

m: Medium. Smooth.

o: Initially more than lives up to its title in the smoke department. Porter usually tastes somewhat smoky, but this one plasters your palate with it. Any vanilla seems overwhelmed at first by the dominant smokiness, but later shows up clearly, especially in the aroma and aftertaste. Smooths out to inviting easy drinking once you get past the initial blast of smoke and bitterness. Would probably go well with a cigar. A good buy for $4.50 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 05:55:06 | More by scotorum
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V3XX069

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-25-2014 04:22:43 | More by V3XX069
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-25-2014 04:11:59 | More by DonDonLongJohn
Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
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