Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 646 | Reviews: 256 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by beagle75:
3.76/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a half-pint chalice.
A: Hazy, medium brown color showing light penetration at the margins, with less than one finger of diminishing light beige foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.
S: A combination of brown and crystal malt qualities combine to yield earthy, husky, and slightly spirituous smells.
T: Begins dry, with powdery earth, mild cocoa, and dark caramel. Heat begins to develop into the middle, but remains tasteful and respectful of the palate throughout. The finish remains dry, with a lingering combination of earth, dark fruit, and appealing chile spice. Flavors are dynamic late, finally concluding with intense toasted crackers.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, warming on the palate over time, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: Strong all-around, but for a chile beer this version of Stone Smoked Porter is particularly effective. Favorably drinkable due to restrained but detectable chile presence, it is more than a novelty and never a chore to drink. Beware of this beer when it is available on cask service--legend has it that heat varies widely.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2013 15:41:06 | More by beagle75
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
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.