Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by russwbeck:
4.55/5 rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pretty much the same appearance as the other Smoked Porters: black with a nicely sized brown head. Really nice retention here, with a half-finger cap of head remaining well after the pour. The lacing is as thick as ever.
S: As with the vanilla, the peppers are very much noted on the aroma. I think this one has a little bit more balance, however. It smells a lot like smoked porter: coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts, but this one adds the spice of the chipotle peppers.
T: The peppers really add a subtle kick to this beer that really impress me, but fall just short of making this beer amazing. Again, the taste closely resembles Smoked Porter, but this time with a kick of the heat of peppers on the backend. It really lingers on the palate for a long while. I just wish they were a bit stronger. The coffee and roast of the beer already coats the palate and dominates the backend, the peppers simply add a level of complexity. If they asserted themselves a bit more, this would be one of my favorite porters on the market. I'm not saying I dislike this beer at all, I just don't think it quite warrants a 5 for taste.
MF: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. The finish of this beer is as complex as it gets. Smooth and extremely drinkable. The heat and smoke really make the mouth water and keep you coming back for more.
O: $4.50 for the bottle, you can't really beat it. Delicious porter that stands out against its competition. I preferred this to the Vanilla Bean version, and overall I think it was better than the original.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2012 02:05:57 | More by russwbeck
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a dark brown leading to black with a nice off white head that settles very slow and leaves nice lacing down the glass.
The nose is excellent spicy and sweet with a tinge of sourness to the complexity that has hints of bread, alcohol and malt.
The taste is very nice with some of the tastes leading towards a variety of bitters. The chipotle is definitely there with notes of bread, nice bittering hops and a sweet malty undertone.
The moutfeel is fairly rich and a good match for this unique experience.
Overall this is a great result for an unexpected blend of Chipotle and porter. A very enjoyable and different experience with a nice bitter finish.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 22:30:49 | More by AtrumAnimus
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
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