1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Smoked Porter - ChipotleSmoked Porter - Chipotle

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,112 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,112
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 31
Gots: 105 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Smoked Porter - Chipotle Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,112 | Reviews: 308 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mattbk
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Black. Nice creamy head. As it should be.
S: Fairly mild, but roast and mild pepper heat come through. Some slight lactose quality as well, sweetness. The roast I was referring to might have been smoked malt. While this is mild, what I do get is nice.
T: This is pretty freaking good. Starts off with a smokiness, chocolate, slight roast, then quickly fades to the chipotle heat, which is certainly present but not completely overwhelming, and after a pause between sips fades a bit. There is an underlying sweetness that helps balance roast, smoke, and heat, which is nice. Background supporting bitterness in balance with the rest of the beer. As you drink more, the heat does build, and tends to take center stage. I would have preferred it back down a bit. However, I do like this, its solid, and enjoyable.
M: Perfect: medium mouthfeel, just carb'd enough.
O: I do like this beer quite a bit, backed down peppers would have made it exceptional.

mattbk, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Evan
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Evan, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Austin_Cohen
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Austin_Cohen, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

plumcrazyfx, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4/5  rDev +5.8%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of alostplot
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

alostplot, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of egoo33
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

egoo33, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of rajendra82
4.63/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

rajendra82, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of Syraquse
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Syraquse, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of carlmoberg
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

carlmoberg, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of thetimhortonsman
4/5  rDev +5.8%

thetimhortonsman, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Kcman91
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Kcman91, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of swedishmailman
4/5  rDev +5.8%

swedishmailman, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

ExaltedNecrosis, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of jlisuk
4/5  rDev +5.8%

jlisuk, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of jayluf
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jayluf, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

rolltide8425, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Burkbom23
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Burkbom23, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Lucoli
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Lucoli, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Brdlist
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Brdlist, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of BuckTuckian
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

BuckTuckian, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crimson tinged chestnut with 2 fingers of tan head. Nice head retention & pretty good lacing

S: Slight smokeyness & peppers

T: Smokey pepper, ever so slight roastyness up front. More chille heat as this warms, dryness & faint roastyness as this warms. Slight caramel notes in the finish along with smokey peppers

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, becomes creamy as this warms

Pretty decent take on a chille beer, but was hoping for way more. Way better than crime no matter how you slice it

russpowell, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of cuy50
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

cuy50, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of astronautjones
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

astronautjones, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 04, 2014
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,112 ratings.