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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked Porter - Vanilla BeanSmoked Porter - Vanilla Bean

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,125 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,125
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 94
Gots: 255 | 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:
Beer added by: MiScusi on 08-31-2007

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,125 | Reviews: 507 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of scruffwhor
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Smaxy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Life-Love-Beer
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ronin926
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hermit990
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of salthemonster
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Beastcpa
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lbwphillips
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber-brown with ruby highlights when held to the light. Thick cream colored head which leaves major lacing as it settles.

Nose starts with the smoke though it isn't overpowering. Some rye notes(though I don't believe rye is used in this brew) to go with mild roasted malt and pepper. I'm not picking up much, if any vanilla.

Mild smoke on the first sip which increases a bit as I hold it in my mouth. Creamy vanilla that was missing from the nose shows up after the smoke. Some earthy, almost peaty hop notes with pepper, caramel, bitter chocolate and very mild roasty malt.

Thin mouth feel that leaves me wanting more. Some creaminess to go with medium carbonation.

Overall, I decent tasting beer that could use a bit more vanilla and roasted malt. It doesn't need they thick mouth feel of an imperial style but a bump up from what it is would be nice.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Good but not one of there best! Glad I was able to try it!

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johndoe5703
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yum fun dum yummy arrrgggh

Photo of SoleBriety
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burt
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evil
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilfluff
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of charadrius_cerevisiae
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A nice mixture of copper and brown, presenting as semi-tansparent but overly inviting.

S - Appetizing and lightly done smoke hits the nose first and then is followed by a whole bunch of, well, nothing.

T - Smoke leads, though gently done, followed by roasty malt flavors. What comes next, though, is water, and lots of it. There is basically not remanent of the flavor of the beer to be left on the palate. When you find the vanilla notes in the beer, they are fleeting and not very cohesive (sure, each palate will pick them up in varying amounts), and never really add anything to the beer in general.

M - Thin, from beginning to end. I guess I drink a porter to be reminded that there are some lingering unfermentable sugars in that liquor to add to some mouthfeel and warmth to the beer while other people amy just want the flavor and alcohol, but this kind of just become brown water to me.

O - I sure remember when Stone was the thing to have, and sure their IPAs are arguably the best in the world, but I really want beers that I can drink affordable and drink often, and this one does not fit that bill. Asa change to the normal porter lineup, this definitely offers uniqueness, but ask me what porters I am drinking for fun, and this one will not be on the list.

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Beer did not taste great

Photo of tanksfoles
3.14/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Acubflem
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trooper92292
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I popped this open on a cold winter night. The Vanilla taste and aroma is there but it isn't overwhelming, well balanced. Beautiful color in a glass. A very great porter. Next time I'm at my local craft beer stop I'll be picking a bottles of this. Perfect for this time of year. Stone has yet again made another fantastic beer.

Photo of blastoderm55
4.64/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,125 ratings.