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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,801 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,801
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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Florida

2/5  rDev -48.6%

06-26-2013 01:39:32 | More by Juuroumaru
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-24-2013 03:55:43 | More by egrace84
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-24-2013 00:47:57 | More by DerekMorgan
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cfleming

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-22-2013 21:10:31 | More by cfleming
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Jazz_brew

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-22-2013 02:59:03 | More by Jazz_brew
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-13-2013 18:25:43 | More by djre4orm
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zacharrry

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-12-2013 03:07:46 | More by zacharrry
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P: Deep dark mahogany body with a thick frothy ice cream float top. Thick chunky lacing clings for life.

S: Rustic smoke, vanilla bean, cardboard, dark malt, milk chocolate, a subtle similarity to icy hot.

T/M: Taste follows the nose and creates a vanilla cream flavor with nutmeg and cocoa. Zesty medium body with a semi dry smoked finish.

O: A solid smoked porter that hits all the highlights. I've had the chipotle pepper version which was much better but there is nothing really wrong here.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 23:21:30 | More by Hopswagger
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-07-2013 22:38:10 | More by savagepm
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-06-2013 06:05:46 | More by ohiobeer29
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J_Dub

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-04-2013 01:31:56 | More by J_Dub
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Jtrigonis

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-03-2013 19:21:13 | More by Jtrigonis
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spark3148857

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-28-2013 00:15:20 | More by spark3148857
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andysc83

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-25-2013 22:12:37 | More by sludgegnome
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BWH999

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-25-2013 01:37:21 | More by BWH999
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4000qtrap

Missouri

1.75/5  rDev -55%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Source/Serving: 12oz bottle

S: Smooth, bourbony alcohol-laced vanilla and dark chocolate are prominent. Hints of cola, marshmellow, fireplace ash. A little bit harsh overall, but has some uniqueness to it.

T: Slightly sweet cola upfront with a bitter chocolate note in the background. Vanilla comes through slightly. Almost immediately the smoke hits and its harsh, acrid, and largely unpleasant. Very intense and I like smoke beers, with quite an unpleasant burned/charred character. Rather than balance the sweet vanilla note it overpowers, clashes, and doesn't work at all. This does subside slightly halfway through the sip to reveal some bourbon, coffee and vanilla, whose sweetness is a respite from the harsh, bitter smoke and work nicely together, but this quickly gives way to a harsh, unpleasant ash/charcoal note which dominates the finish and makes the lingering flavor of each sip unpleasant.

Notes: A really harsh, awful brew and I'm a really big fan of this style of beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 22:55:29 | More by 4000qtrap
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Dirksen

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-24-2013 18:42:02 | More by Dirksen
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-23-2013 18:52:37 | More by Boston_Steve
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-18-2013 05:33:29 | More by archero
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-17-2013 15:10:49 | More by twenty5
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Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-15-2013 03:09:37 | More by Zbeetleman
Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.