Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean

Rating: 3.5 pints
Style: Smoked Porter (22B BJCP)

Sweet, smokey, and oh so vanilla! This smoked porter pours a deep dark brown with ruby highlights topped with a tan-hued head. The vanilla smell is not very prevalent, instead the smoke takes front seat. The opposite is true of the flavor - the vanilla is so strong as to be almost overpowering. However the mouthfeel is creamy and extraordinarily well balanced. Overall, a very solid porter though I prefer the version without the vanilla.  

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