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Stone "Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Beans"
Stone Brewing Company - Escondido, California USA
Porter (ABV 5.9%) (IBU 53)

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a thick murky dark brown with a slight reddish hue and a large (2-3 finger) light tan rocky head that dissipated slowly down to a large cap with some good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of roasted chocolate and crystal malts with a bitter leathery yeast and had notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, cask, roasted coffee, and a mild smoky odor.

The taste was quite malty and lightly sweet with hints of chocolate and vanilla throughout with the finish being a tad bitter and having a nice strong note of coffee towards the end. The flavor lasted an long enjoyable time, with a mildly bitter coffee taste left to settle on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and nice and creamy in texture with a ever so soft carbonation.

Overall a good creamy robust tasting brew with a nice vanilla sweetness, which just added to this pleasurable drinking experience…

Sampled: 7/22/2012
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