Friday, August 31, 2007

Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean

Many of us are probably familiar with Stone's Smoked Porter, and judging by it's acceptance rate on BA we all find it very nice. You can find this vanilla bean enhanced version on tap in the Stone Company Store for growler fills occasionally, which I was lucky enough to do this past Sunday while I was down there for brunch with the family. Four days later I opened it up to celebrate the first day of the college football season, and it instantly became one of my favorite porters.

I don't pick up any smoke from this, but I do get a lot of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. It is a very sweet tasting porter and has a lot going for it by keeping the vanilla to a perfect minimum. It's not overpowering but definitely enough to deliver a vanilla flavored beer. A must try if you see it around the Stone World Bistro & Gardens.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

That head looks amazing.