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Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

2,205 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,205
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 96
Gots: 286 | 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:
Beer added by: MiScusi on 08-31-2007

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Darkest possible mahogany/brown in the glass. Dark amber hues around the edges. Poured a creamy one finger head that dissipated nicely into ring. Good trailing and lacing.

S- Big vanilla, dark roast coffee, chocolate, nuttiness, and a little dark fruit. I swear to god, its making me think of "Nutter Butter Creme Patties".

T- Vanilla and dark fruits up front, followed by dark roast coffee and dark chocolate spiked with some caramel. Bitter coffee and roasty aftertaste with a hint of vanilla.

M- Medium body with excellent, crisp carbonation. Drying with a slightly bittersweet aftertaste.

O- Yep, this is one of the best Porters I've ever had. This is what I have been hoping I would find every time I've ever bought, or imagined, a vanilla porter. Beautifully balanced and complex. Stone continues to amaze me with their craftsmanship and excellent brews! If you haven't dedicated some time trying Stone beers, you're kind of wasting your life. I will hunt this down every time it is released.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites. Nice color and aroma pours evenly and very easy to get the half inch head. Just the right amount of carbonation. You get the vanilla with a hint of smokiness in a great tasting porter. It has a robust flavor AND smooth on the palate.

Another very good beer from Stone Brewing.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Black with a light brown head of about half a finger, and ok lacing.

Aroma has light notes of smoke and heavy notes of vanilla. Flavor follows, with heavy vanilla taste. In fact, I think it's a bit heavy on the vanilla, as I can't really make out that much else, except a bit of an astringency.

Feel is about the same as their regular smoked porter. Body medium, carbonation smooth and light.

Overall it's not one of my favorites from stone, but it's plenty drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -67.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown with a beige or light tan head not to thick

S: Cocoa, coffee and lots of sweet vanilla

T: Well balance great porter with sweet taste of vanilla and ending with a nice smokey finish

M: Medium body smooth very clean finish

O: Great taste vanilla balances smoke well better than the regular

Smoked Porter - Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,205 ratings.