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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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very good

2,247 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,247
Reviews: 539
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 100
Gots: 303 | 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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass. Bottle says enjoy by 03/15/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark brownish black with a slight hint of ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and about one finger of light tan head that slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a moderate amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A sweet, creamy, and roasty aroma with good hints of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and smoke. Dark roasted barley malts with hints of dark chocolate, coffee roast, toast, burnt caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, smoke, and nuts. Huge scent of creamy vanilla sweetness. Some brown sugar sweetness as well. Subtle hints of earthy hops in the background. A really nice sweet roasty aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a sweet, roasty, and creamy porter taste with big notes of sweet chocolate, vanilla, and some smoke. Upfront dark roasted barley malts with big notes of sweet cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, caramel, toffee, grains, nuts, biscuit, smoke, and nuts. Big sweet taste of vanilla beans and cream. Some brown sugar as well. Very light presence of earthy hops towards the finish. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and fairly sweet. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A very good twist on the original Smoked Porter. The big vanilla presence adds a nice twist.

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Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Black brown with a finger of white soapy head, little spotty lacing.
S - Huge vanilla, very little smoke, a little coffee, a little roasted malt.
T - Some dark chocolates, vanilla beans, a little nutty, light on the smoke, roasted malt, a hint of earthy hops.
M - Very chalky feel, dry.
O - Decent smoked porter, nice touch of vanilla, not as good as it could be.

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Smell is good. Light smokey doughy malt is one the front end and blends nicely with the rich sweet vanilla aromas.

Taste follows the nose lightly smokey doughy malt is one the front end with hints of vanilla all through the beer. Light earthy bitterness balances the rich malt and vanilla flavors nicely.

Mouthfeel is good. Not to thick, moderate bitterness. Rich body is cut with medium amounts of carbonation.

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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
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