Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Nature777:
5/5 rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I had this beer on tap while touring the Stone Brewery. This is by far the best smokey beer I have ever had. I found this beer to be nothing short of perfection.
A: This hold a beautiful black color virtually identical to the standard smoked porter. Light brown head left a nice lacing.
S: Very smokey, very peppery. Little roasted malt in there, but the smell gets its power from the peppers.
T: I like the smoked porter a lot, but the after taste never really did it for me. The peppers in this are the perfect remedy. Up front, you get an amazing smokey flavor, easily paired with any style of BBQ. The spice in the aftertaste warms your throat very comfortably. There are some spicy beers that are killed by the heat (Cave Creek Chill for one). This is the best balance of flavor and heat I've ever seen in a beer. I was genuinely astonished by this beer's quality.
D: I can drink this nonstop. The heat isn't enough to make it unenjoyable. It's not to heavy, it's not syrupy, it's essentially the perfect smoked pepper porter.
Stone has always been one of the breweries that I've respected. This beer might have thrown them to the top of my list. I am proud to say that I was fortunate enough to drink this beer. Great job Stone! You really hit the ball out of the park with this one!
Serving type: on-tap
09-07-2010 04:46:42 | More by Nature777
More User Reviews:
3.91/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I poured this into a standard 12-oz mug. The beer is very dark--completely opaque--with a small but lasting head of tan foam. The aroma is great--wonderful maltiness, with a light smokiness, and a sharp scent of chiles. Taste mirrors this. There's a good black patent malt flavor, but it doesn't dominate, and lets the smoky flavor come through well--a nice subtle smokiness I should add. The phenols are not overpowering. The chipotle taste is more apparent in the aroma than to taste, but there's still there if you look--especially at the finish. The body is a little thin and watery, the only downside to this beer. Otherwise, very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2013 22:15:50 | More by allengarvin
4.26/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle has aged, but I don't have a exact time. It's been less than a year.
Nose has hint of smoke and earthiness.
Mouthfeel is smooth with a light-medium body with chipotle bouncing off the back of the tongue.
Taste is well balanced with even keel of smoke and peppers.
Overall, this hits all the right areas for me. Porter, smoked, chipotle peppers, sitting on my deck in the rain, smoking a duck at high noon! Does life get any better?
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2013 16:43:03 | More by Jimi919
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 645 ratings.