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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

1,979 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,979
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 83
Gots: 185 | 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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Appearance: very minimal head retention, decent lacing. Totally black but a beautiful dark ruby when held to the light.

Nose: beautiful whole vanilla bean, coffee and a bit of chocolate. Very delicate and well balanced. Very nice nose.

Taste: Bitter and chocolate at first, which dries out to a clean finish. Not much vanilla in the taste.

Notes: This is an excellent porter, but I want extremely mouth shattering from my Stone beers. This is a great beer.....but it's not a "Stone"...

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I enjoyed this bottle with my Brother and Karsten, enjoyed chilled in a stout glass.

The color is dark brown bordering on black with thin beige head good retention with fine bead and lace that sticks. The smell is more vanilla than any beer I have had in recent memory with nice floral sweet and earthy attribute which augments the base very well. The smoothness carries into the taste with nice mild creamy texture which compliments the mild smoke in the malt with moderate carbonation and semi-dry finish..

The flavor is really good with a lot more complexity than most beers of this strength with nice caramel in the malt with mild roasted and slight smoke with the vanilla adding a smooth and almost creamy accent to enhance the sweetness somewhat. I really like the way the vanilla works but I have a feeling the chipotle may be a little more to my taste since the smoke in the pepper could be complimentary to the base. I like the vanilla but it does seem to soften the smoke aspect I enjoy most in the original.

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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,979 ratings.