Stone “Vanilla Smoked Porter”
This limited-release Smoked Porter is brewed with vanilla beans. The nose is packed with warm vanilla, smelling like donuts, cocoa powder, campfire, coffee with cream and sugar. On the palate, roasted barley opens up on the front-end, quickly establishing firm chocolate flavor. A mild sweetness fills the middle-register with flavors like caramel and brown sugar. Vanilla bean overshadows the whole show without demanding attention or disrupting flow. Black, burnt malts soon rise above that sweet body, underscored by a bitter edge. Smokey, charred grains dig deep with a faint hint of worcestershire, coconut, and walnuts. As malts eventually decay, hops uplift the palate with light citric highlights, accompanied by herbal tones that leave with a drop of oil. Mouthfeel is smooth and gentle, departing with mild dryness.
Altogether, I think its an improvement on the original, at least according to my taste. The vanilla isn’t overbearing, but blankets the palate, smoothing out the edges. I actually find it much more present on the aroma. What I enjoy most is a delicious marriage of vanilla and roasted coffee. Somehow the drinking is good, thanks to low bitterness and alcohol. However, this leaves a void of desire for something more substantial (I would have wished for a double). Regardless, it’s good, and I recommend it.
Spread this like a damn wildfire.
17 Year old Christopher Roupe was gunned down by a police officer while answering his front door while holding a Nintendo Wii remote.
"At around 7:30 PM, young Christopher took out his Nintendo Wii controller to put on a movie.
As he was sitting down, he suddenly heard knocking on the front door.
He asked, “Who is it?” but received no response.
At that point he got up from his chair and opened the door.
To his shock, the female cop already had her gun drawn and pointed at him, according to reports.
She immediately fired a bullet into the boy’s chest and killed him, according to Renee Vance, the boy’s aunt.
The police claim that “he had a handgun.”
It was actually the boy’s small Nintendo Wii controller, says the aunt.
The officer gave him “no warning” to drop the controller before taking his life, the aunt added.
The police claimed to be at his house regarding a “probation” matter. It turns out that it had nothing to do with Christopher.
His 13-yr-old little sister heard the gun shot and ran over to the door to find her brother bleeding and crying.
The little sister held her brother and tried to comfort him as he cried in pain, according to reports.
That’s when the female cop pointed her gun at the child and said “Shut up!” according to reports, forcing the girl away.
Moments later Christopher bled to death.
Both the female officer and the officer who was with her have received “paid administrative leave” as the investigation proceeds.”
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Police are already trying cover up this incident with bullshit lies.
Don’t let this just get swept under the rug.
A Wii remote in no way resembles a handgun.
This is absolutely ridiculous and disgusting
American media is pretty good at distracting everyone from the fact a coalition government has now been formed in Ukraine consisting of Neo-Nazis from the Svoboda and Right Sector parties.
No coverage on US Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, or her condemning and revealing phone calls that push for regime change, or EU Foreign Affairs Chief, Catherine Ashton’s equally condemning phone calls that reveal the sniper attacks on protesters and Ukrainian police forces were from the new far right coalition.. or good ol’ John McCain’s dealings with Svoboda’s leader, Oleh Tyahnybok, who’s forces are allegedly behind the death toll. Svoboda now control the local armed forces, national security, justice and education buildings in Kiev. They have taken caches of weapons from defense forces, all while more far-right, extremists flock to the city.
Surely nothing suspicious is afoot, and surely Russia has no reason for alarm… right? It is easy to point fingers were the media tells you, but there is a lot more going on beneath the surface of the events at hand.
John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, about Russia’s response to the fascist coup in Ukraine, on NBC’s Meet the Press, March 2, 2014
JOKE OF THE WEEK from the mouthpiece of the the U.S. administration that invaded Libya, threatens to bomb Syria, regularly massacres civilians with drones, proclaims its right to assassinate anyone anywhere anytime, is re-colonizing Africa, continues to occupy Afghanistan, etc.
Thanks to Tanya Gilbert
I wonder if Kerry’s speechwriters realize that they just wrote his epitaph…
posting this quote again just because it’s so breathtaking
i mean seriously the level of cynicism required to say this with a straight face makes the hamfisted bluster and cartoon evil of bush/cheney seem straight-up guileless by comparison. kevin spacey wishes he was this cold-blooded. wouldn’t have guessed kerry had it in him.