Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by flagmantho:
4/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: rich brown hue with ruby highlights. Head poured two fingers of frothy tan foam; quite an attractive beer.
Smell: rich porter aroma with roasted grains to the fore and a hint of chocolate. The smokiness is subtle and pleasant; the chilies only hint at the heat underneath. Successful.
Taste: chocolatier than the smell would indicate, with a very light smoke character toward the end and a light but noticeable heat. Not overdone like some chili beers. The flavor is balanced and quite smooth; I like it.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice carbonation and a smooth creaminess.
Overall: a surprisingly good beer. I had some reservations, but the brewers used a light touch when adding the chipotle, and I think it paid off well. Balance and drinkability are great; I would definitely have this again.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2012 18:56:54 | More by flagmantho
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