Beer Review: STONE SMOKED PORTER WITH VANILLA BEAN

Beer Review: STONE SMOKED PORTER WITH VANILLA BEAN

Publisher: Stone Brewing
Genre: Beer Reviews, Porter
Print Length: 0
ISBN: N/A

Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean, a creation of Small Batch Brewer Laura Ulrich, emerged from a stroke of genius inspired by pouring Stone Smoked Porter over vanilla ice cream. The infusion of Madagascar vanilla beans harmonizes flawlessly with the beer’s chocolatey, malty, and coffee-like essence, crafting a liquid dessert experience that avoids overwhelming sweetness.

Appearance

The beer pours cola brown, presenting a nice tan head that gradually dissipates to mere swirls.

Aroma

A light, smokey roast mingles with creme soda notes in the aroma.

Taste

Mild smokey roast flavors intertwine with hop spice, culminating in a delightful presence of vanilla bean.

Mouthfeel

The beer’s texture is prickly yet full-bodied.

Overall Impression

This beer is truly enjoyable, though it might be even more delightful on tap. Contrary to what one might expect, it is sweet and delicious without being overbearing or artificial. Bold as it may sound, it’s hard to imagine anyone not enjoying this beer.