Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.01/5 rDev +5.8%
A great porter, dark with large retained creamy head. Moderately smoked aroma. The mouthfeel is creamy. A substantive smoke taste, chocolate malt, the hot pepper in the background. Satisfying and enormously drinkable. ALtogether a tasty spicy mix.From Lueken Liquors.
01-27-2013 21:48:20 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev +5.5%
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a 1 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted, toasted, and smoked malt along with some cocoa and very slight pepper aromas. Taste is of roasted and smoked malt, campfire, slight cocoa powder, and some mild chipotle pepper flavors. There is a mild smoke aftertaste and a fairly tame pepper heat in the back of the throat with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors that show a nice integration of the chipotle peppers with the base beer. Much better than the vanilla bean version in my opinion.
07-14-2012 04:34:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.55/5 rDev -6.3%
On tap at Churchkey.
Pours near black with almost.no head or lacing. Nose brings forward a pretty good amount of chipotle alongside some roasted malt and hints of coffee. Smoke in the background. Taste brings the peppers forward while the smoke and roast characteristics remain in the background. Good feel--I like he heat on this. Drinkability is okay given the distinctiveness of some of the flavors.
10-05-2010 22:57:24 | More by Thorpe429
3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
A: The beer is close to being black in color—when held up to a bright light it appears very dark brown. It poured with a short tan head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of iodine from the smoke are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is dominated by Band-Aid like flavors that resemble iodine. The initial taste isn't that spicy, but the chipotle lends a hot kick to the finish. The spicy aftertaste seems to get stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The spiciness lends some kick to the taste.
O: I liked the spiciness that the chipotle lended to this beer, but felt like it had too much iodine. I would have enjoyed it better if it had more smoky flavors.
07-04-2014 18:42:47 | More by metter98
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
Enjoyed this beer as part of the East vs. West Throwdown at Pazzo's.
Beginning with the base beer, Stone Smoked Porter (highly recommended), this beer takes on a whole new world of intensity because of the chipotle character. While the flavors of the chilis compliment the cocoa flavors of the beer very well, the fresh vegitable taste is largely lost in the heat of the peppers. Very warm, er... hot, this beer is a heartburn just waiting to happen. The heat of the peppers amplify the alcohols and the bitterness of the more coffee-like characteristics of the Porter. Because of the heat and intensity, it becomes difficult to descern the smoke flavor of the beer from that of the peppers- though this is a great subtlety, the smoke flavor is dimenished a bit too much.
Though a challenge to drink, I appreciate the experimental nature of the beer. Unfortunately it's one and done for me.
09-15-2009 15:13:57 | More by BEERchitect
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
Finally got around to ticking this one. On-tap at Pizza Port San Clemente.
A: The pour is pretty much black in color, maybe just really dark brown, with a finger of tan head.
S: I get some almost salty notes from the beer, but plenty of earthiness. The peppers seem to enhance the smokiness of the beer, but not really overwhelm it. Plenty of roast to go with it along with some bitter dark chocolate.
T: A pretty similar flavor in relation to the nose. Lots of earthy tones to go with the smoke, which actually seems more rounded and mellow than usual. Very roasty with some of the usual saltiness of smoked beers, and a nice touch of bitterness and chocolate.
M: The body is maybe a bit on the light side for what I recall the regular smoked porter having, but still sufficient. The carbonation is medium.
D: Not always a big chile or smoked beer fan, but Stone has done well with this one. Not overbearing in any fashion, and actually pretty enjoyable.
01-10-2011 23:48:40 | More by womencantsail
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
Appearance: Stone's Smoked Chiporter displays a reasonably clear, dark brown body capped by a modest bone white head.
Smell: Includes all of the fine cocoa, coffee, and smoke notes I'd infer from the base smoked porter, as well as some well-integrated earthy, spicy chipotle accents.
Taste: A start of dark maltiness with the usual tastes of cocoa, mellow Breakfast Blend coffee, and lightly smokey character. Restrained sweetness. Slight, subtle pepper taste like a small spoonful of chipotle in adobo sauce. It makes itself known without getting unruly or morphing into anything like the Cave Creek Chili Beer. Modest amount of chile heat lingering in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: With the standard Smoked Porter and the Vanilla Bean version, I really must dare myself to try and stop chugging them down. With this one, well, one was more than enough.
10-12-2010 14:15:59 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.98/5 rDev +5%
A: half finger head. Minimal light passes through. No lacing to speak of.
S: minimal roasty. weakest aspect of the beer as it takes the porter aroma in any significant quantity.
T: the spicey chiptole reveals itself in the aftertaste. The porter aspect is very smokey. I love how the flavors seem to blend as oppose to offset each other.
M: smooth. Right amount of chipotle. The chipotle lingers but it enjoyable.
O: I love stone's creativity. I rated this for what it is, a smokey porter with the creative addition of chipotle. Not a beer to drink regularly but its the type of beer that you look for in your beer drinking travels to keep things interesting. Happy to get a chance to try this one.
07-03-2011 18:41:02 | More by kylehay2004
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured a deep chocolate brown with a bit of deep ruby showing thru when held up to the light,a thinner light beige head atop.Smoke and molasses really come into play in the nose,the chipotle provides mild smoke and heat.The body is a tad thin and doesn't hold up that well to the fuller flavors.A bit earthy upfront with light smoke and lightly sweet molasses notes rounding it out,the chili's come in the finish and after taste.It's not bad but it's not nearly as good as the standard smoked porter,the vanilla was not anything earth shattering either.
08-29-2012 21:50:57 | More by oberon
4.22/5 rDev +11.3%
Served in a shaker pint glass at Durty Nellie's.
A little surprised to see this guy pop up 'round here. It pours a deep, dark ruby-tinted sienna topped by over a finger of dirty ecru foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, chocolate, hot peppers, and molasses. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, molasses, light cocoa powder, oaky smoke, and a light pepper heat. The heat and smoke compliment the darkness nicely. The body is a hefty medium, with a moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish. Overall, a real treat, a pepper-ed beer that neither overdoes it nor underdoes it. Nice.
12-08-2010 05:41:56 | More by TMoney2591
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
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