Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.
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1.15/5 rDev -69.7%
A - dark coffee with a white, slightly tanned, two finger head that stuck around.
S - sour, off-hay like.
T - the taste began with a water nose. I tasted nothing else but water. This was followed by a burning sensation in the my throat. No spice, just burn. The burn was something similar to swallowing pepper spray. The finish was dirty and pestered my palate for quite some time. As Ralph from The Simpsons said, "It tastes like burning".
M - far too watery for an acceptable Porter .
D - I think I've made my point.
11-05-2009 23:32:14 | More by chainsawhutch
1.65/5 rDev -56.5%
Pint at Naja's Place
One of the worst beers I have had this summer
The whole spicy and dark beer thing just does not work
Got to really be in the mood or just have an odd taste preference to like this one
It tastes normal, then all of sudden there is a sour acidic taste like a jalapeno or something
Even the bartender said it was bad, but I tried it anyways
Stay away by all means
09-06-2007 05:15:04 | More by Floydster
2.25/5 rDev -40.6%
Color- Chestnut brown. Full head.
Aroma- very smokey.
Taste- far too smokey with a tiny hint of pepper on the back end. The smoke overwhelms this brew. I'd rename this one in German (since Rauch or smoke beers generally originate from Germany) "Rauchbeir mit ein bischen Chilipfeffer" instead of Stone's label. Surprisingly subpar for Stone, especially considering the standard Smoked Porter is less smokey and better balanced than this variant. I'm a Stone fan and even toured the Stone brewery last time I was in San Diego. So my rating does not reflect a bias against Stone. I'm just disappointed in this specific brew.
Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 5/31/2014.
06-01-2014 18:12:17 | More by utfiero
2.3/5 rDev -39.3%
I love Stone beers. I have loved the Smoked Porter from the first time I tasted it.
I love hot peppers, so putting things together, I was hoping for a great taste.
Sorry to say, but the chipotle flavor in my mind took away from this porter. I still believe the porter would be better without this pepper flavor. In fact, I found that the pepper almost diluted d the impact of the porter. The original porter was a good mouthful, this left a lot to be desired..
I think I would have enjoyed this more, if they used a hotter pepper, perhaps a harbenero
05-19-2014 02:17:31 | More by rdilauro
2.38/5 rDev -37.2%
Had on tap at the Stone Total Tap Takeover
A-pours a dark cola brown looking color with some red edges and a dark tan colored head.
S-the nose is a blend of spicy pepper and roasted malts. there are hints of coffee rind and a touch of dry bakers chocolate.
T-chipotle and chocolate do not make a good mix in my mind. each flavor is assertive and stands alone. poor integration of these two flavors then give way to a very roasty malt finish.
M-thinner body with a creamy teture. the spice burns the back of the throat to make it hard to enjoy with a slightly dry finish.
D-this has an interesting array of flavors that to me don't taste good togther. they stand alone and lack integration. the finish is rather harsh and makes it hard to drink.
01-21-2011 18:52:42 | More by cpetrone84
2.4/5 rDev -36.7%
I'm shocked this pulled an award at the beer fest. Nice beer but NO peppers. Contains some good smoke, but its a smoked porter! Takes a long time to open up with peppers, and my grandma likes her morning eggs with more spicy than this. Might just be me, but a mediocre beer.
12-05-2010 07:00:14 | More by beerisfuel
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
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