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Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.

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very good

992 Ratings

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Ratings: 992
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 27
Gots: 83 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Westsidethreat on 05-07-2007)
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Photo of Nature777


5/5  rDev +31.9%
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
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.9%

05-15-2014 16:00:55 | More by roywilliams
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

06-28-2014 04:44:10 | More by KnucklestheEchidna
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

06-12-2014 00:55:05 | More by BlazinPhoenixLeopardLexy
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-04-2013 02:51:29 | More by RochefortChris
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-07-2011 22:48:12 | More by adrian21
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-18-2011 05:24:12 | More by jerz
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.9%

08-04-2012 04:16:34 | More by retreminy
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-18-2011 18:03:03 | More by I2uss
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

06-11-2014 02:48:36 | More by Bouder32
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

11-20-2012 03:03:11 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
Photo of tbase


4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler of this and almost immediately felt the need to bust it open. Pours a beautiful black with with a little dark brown head that fades. Smelled of chocolate, chipotle, and barley. I thought it had an incredible taste a near perfect balance of ingredients with enough of a kick from the peppers to keep the taste-buds happy. It's def not the thickest porter but still has a good medium body to it. Ultimately I would put this on par with bootlegger's Black Phoenix, which was also exceptional.

Serving type: growler

09-18-2010 03:23:00 | More by tbase
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

01-20-2013 04:59:57 | More by KiMiRaiK
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

03-16-2014 14:41:44 | More by Fettpopps
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

05-22-2014 04:56:16 | More by bentonbk
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District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

07-18-2014 11:11:32 | More by steevo24
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

06-22-2012 19:31:21 | More by BoRaeCho
Photo of Snow81


4.72/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Black as night

Head: Nice light brown head

Smell: Roosted smooth dark maltyness

Taste: Almost like a pepper skin with a very silky, creamy dark burnt malts

Weight: medium to heavy body with low carbonation

Finish: Burnt roosted dark malt with a little hot spice or heat in the throat

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2011 04:30:30 | More by Snow81
Photo of Brad007


4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed the vanilla variant of this beer. Wonder if I'll like this one too? I like spicy food but have to avoid due to the gastrointestinal issues it causes.

Pitch black with a nice brown head into my glass. Frothy and it has a reddish hue from perhaps the chipotle?

Spicy, chewy malt makes my mouth water. That's all there seems to be in the nose.

Wow. Chipotle slowly creeps across the palate, leaving hints of roasted coffee, cocoa and cream on the tongue. Balanced too!

Lingering chipotle essence among other flavors embody the mouthfeel.

Very drinkable and worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 18:12:57 | More by Brad007
Photo of rajendra82


4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The dark brown body was clearer, and lighter looking than what I typically expect from the style, but it was nice looking, and had a one finger thick, beige colored head. The smell of the beer was quite smoky, and smelled like really dark roasted coffee mixed with caramel flavor. There wasn't much chipotle pepper in the smell, but the flavor was right up front in the taste. It was a lot spicier than I was expecting, and the flavor of peppers was all over my tongue immediately. It was backed by semi sweet chocolate with hints of almond. The pepper never relented throughout the taste and lingered on in the finish. The beer felt thinner onn the palette than was the norm for the style, but when your tongue is on fire from the chili pepper, who cares. I love the peppery boldness of this brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 04:16:31 | More by rajendra82
Photo of Gobzilla


4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at lucky baldwins

A: poured a dark brown with ruby highlights and a thin head with a little sticky lacing.

S: big on roasted chipotle peppers in the aroma along with spices and burnt fire wood. Very light on the malts but the chipotle spice aromas was amazing to me cause I do enjoy a great spicey smoke porter.

T: loved the chipotle pepper punch up front with the nice buring sensation in the back of the throat after sip. The spices and roastiness really propel the overall flavor of the beer with a subtle malt presence.

M: medium body with light carbonation and a great spicey finish on the back of the throat.

D: drank amazingly good for a spicy smoked porter. It is the best spicey smoked beer I've had so far. I will seek this beer out every time they brew it. I know it pretty limited and brewed once a year I think. I hope they bottle it one day.

Serving type: cask

05-31-2010 03:09:01 | More by Gobzilla
Photo of socon67

New York

4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours like coffee. A sligth creamy foam is present on top.

S - Smells like it has some heat. The best description I can give is like Cafe Dumonde; coffe notes and an earthy, spicy kick. Just excellent.

T - Wow! The early feel is some sugary sweet flavor. That ends real fast as the pepper is dominant in the profile and gives this beer a potent kick. Even has a little burn.

M - About as pleasant as a Cohiba on a Sunday afternoon. Just dynamite on the tongue.

O - So glad a get a growler of this. Very interesting ans well done porter.

Serving type: growler

04-08-2011 21:34:52 | More by socon67
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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
Photo of woodchipper


4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

06-28-2014 20:10:52 | More by woodchipper
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

09-05-2012 19:45:11 | More by alecvdpoel
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Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
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