Stone Smoked Porter W/Vanilla Bean | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,359 Ratings
Stone Smoked Porter W/Vanilla BeanStone Smoked Porter W/Vanilla Bean
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 2006, almost exactly 10 years after we first released Stone Smoked Porter, Stone Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich had a brilliant idea: What if she added whole Madagascar vanilla beans to a small batch of the finished beer? And voilà, Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean was born! It was an instant hit, as the resulting flavor combinations—rich vanilla melding with the malty, chocolaty, coffee-like characteristics of the beer—were practically made for each other. Originally available only as an occasional growler fill or on tap all-too-briefly at special events or in our restaurant, this exquisite creation was released in a single bottle run for the first time in 2012, much to the delight of its many fans…who instantly began clamoring for more.

Added by MiScusi on 08-31-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,359
Reviews:
537
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
359
For Trade:
9
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22oz bottle into a FW tulip. BB 3/4/13

pours a dark brown with a big beige head...very reminiscent of root beer. super attractive pour. Smell is definitely smoky...very much so. roasted malts as well. taste starts out super smokey with smoked malts and you get the vanilla in the finish. its not superb...doesnt wow you but its solid. medium bodied with mild carbonation, i would have thought abv was higher but im not complaining!

overall good smoked beer. vanilla is subtle.

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Stone Smoked Porter W/Vanilla Bean from Stone Brewing
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,359 ratings.
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