Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.79/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours dark brown in color with a light tan head that retains nicely.
Smell has lots of chocolate malt forward. Some light meaty smokiness follows and comes through more as it warms.
Taste follows the nose initially with chocolate malt on the palate first before a moderate meaty smokiness. Heat kicks in and dominates the mid section of the beer with a mild tangy flavor.
Mouthfeel is good modestly thin body and moderate carbonation leave this on the thinner side for porters. Moderate amounts of heat from the peppers give this a nice kick.
06-02-2014 03:24:41 | More by Fcolle2
2.25/5 rDev -40.5%
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
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured into a snifter, this beer was very dark brown/black in color. There was a medium-sized tan head with some sticky lace.
Not as much aroma as I expected. Espresso, smoke. A bit of spice in my nose.
Taste was an improvement. Charcoal, espresso. A hint of chocolate. The chipotle arrived late and lingered for quite some time.
I though the flavors went well together. I liked how the pepper hung around without being overwhelming.
05-31-2014 18:24:50 | More by lordofthewiens
3.84/5 rDev +1.6%
22oz bottle. Pours a blackish dark brown color with an inch of very light brown head. Some lacing. The aroma is smoke, charred wood, spicy peppers and earth. The taste is the spicy chipotle peppers upfront as well as some charcoal and smoke. Some peat as well. Finishes with the heat of the peppers and nice mellow spicy aftertaste. Hints of dark chocolate as the beer warms. Light mouthfeel with alot of carbonation. Just like the Vanilla Bean one it is a nice variation but the original Stone Smoked Porter is still the best to me. Still this is a good Porter that isn't overly spicy or hot. Overall, worth trying at least once.
05-29-2014 23:51:45 | More by PicoPapa
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
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