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STONE SMOKED PORTER WITH VANILLA BEAN

Masterful hybridized smoked porter adds Madagascar vanilla beans to steadfast dark-roasted black chocolate template, creamy caramel-toffee cluster and hickory-smoked black coffee bittering.  Charcoal-coarsened hop char thickens peat-smoked mocha malting, raw molasses pungency and sneaky cola-walnut conflux. Mildewed compost waft seems out of place, but not detrimental. A strong dessert choice in lieu of espresso.

   

LEINENKUGEL SNOWDRIFT VANILLA PORTER

Indistinct vanilla-chocolate front end diminishes over time. Barren coffee, cocoa bean and black chocolate notes drift shapelessly over ashen hop astringency and nasty diacetyl buttering. Dark toffee clip, light bourbon snip, distant hazelnut nip and wavered gingerbread snap fade too quickly below complacent mocha-backed vanilla  finish. On tap, fading vanilla-chocolate sweetness deprived by ashen nuttiness.