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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,802 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,802
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 56
Gots: 142 | 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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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Stone Brewing Co. - Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours thin brown settling black but some transparency when held up to the light. Good sized active fizzy/foamy head that retains for a bit. Good lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts with a sweet vanilla bean overlay. Vanilla takes center stage but well balanced here.

Taste - Thin but relatively full flavored with roasted malts and a nice vanilla blast. Vanilla fades to roasted.

Mouthfeel - Light-medium bodied with high carbonation. Rests roasted with some cloying vanilla sweetness. Zero booziness, decent drinkability. Just thin and a bit overly sweet.

Overall - Not bad, but not particularly great either. Thin to the point of seeming watered down. The vanilla is too sweet without a more robust malt backbone to tone down the sweetness. Wouldn't really recommend this if you are looking for rich and creamy, you won't find it here.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 16:03:26 | More by JMScowcroft
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Bayala

Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-08-2013 15:00:23 | More by Bayala
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Theniz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-08-2013 06:20:28 | More by Theniz
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at Goebel's in Wichita...

Pours an effervescent chestnut/mahogany with 2+ fingers of tan head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Smokeyness, roastyness, faint vanilla notes

T: Follows the nose, some dryness too along with faint coffee notes up front. Smokey notes mix with mocha as this warms, some vanilla & woody notes as well. Finishes dry, roasty, with mocha notes

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation

I think I prefer the plain Jane Version more, but glad I got to try it. I think vanilla in Porters is something I like in theory more than practice. Drinks alright...

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 04:11:19 | More by russpowell
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cw13

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-08-2013 04:09:45 | More by cw13
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-08-2013 04:05:01 | More by HollyHops
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-08-2013 01:55:37 | More by bkwhoppa66
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-08-2013 01:52:23 | More by BarryMFBurton
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core42

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-07-2013 23:47:10 | More by core42
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-07-2013 22:11:13 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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Dbrag

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-07-2013 18:55:31 | More by Dbrag
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csmalley

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-07-2013 16:59:50 | More by csmalley
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azdback

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-07-2013 04:52:32 | More by azdback
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-07-2013 04:49:30 | More by GABrew
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Tairy1Greene

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-07-2013 04:33:20 | More by Tairy1Greene
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MAJ85

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-07-2013 03:33:29 | More by MAJ85
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-07-2013 02:37:11 | More by MSandahl23
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alexanf

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-07-2013 02:28:10 | More by alexanf
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle with an Enjoy By date of the Ides of March 2014. Pours a dark brown with some ruby hues and an inch of frothy khaki head. Some lacing. The aroma is smokey and earthy. Vanilla is the most prevalent. The taste is a mix of vanilla, chocolate, coffee and hints of smoke. Reminds me of a cookie. Lots of vanilla and chocolate flavor. Not much of an alcohol presence. Lots of carbonation. Drinkable with the vanilla flavor not being too overpowering. More of the smoke comes out at the finish. I'm a big fan of the normal version but this one is good as well. Overall, worth having again.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 02:16:46 | More by PicoPapa
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-07-2013 01:42:40 | More by ralphw56
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

Dark brown appearance with a dense, towering, beige head. The aroma brings prominent vanilla, pretty much dominating the scent. The flavor is primarily vanilla. Smoke gets lost a bit here. Pretty sweet throughout. Some bitterness in the finish, even a bit rough on the palate. This was alright.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2013 21:54:29 | More by Huhzubendah
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-06-2013 09:05:23 | More by Ristaccia
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speedvagen

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-06-2013 03:52:51 | More by speedvagen
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-06-2013 03:11:46 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Crafty99

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-06-2013 02:28:30 | More by Crafty99
Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
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