Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.16/5 rDev +9.8%
Big thanks to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this. I'm not sure how this eluded me, but I still have never seen it on the shelf.
Appearance: Black from a distance, but actually a dark brown - small, light tan head - wispy head, leaves some nice spots of lacing
Smell: Peppers, with some dark malts and smoke - smoky, but actually not as smoky as I would have anticipated given the chipotle and the general smokiness of Stone Smoked Porter - some nice chili aroma - lightly burnt malts, dark chocolate, and chocolate malts
Taste: Unsurprisingly, it tastes like Stone Smoked Porter, with chipotle pepper - in other words, tasty - nice chili pepper flavor, with some vegetable flesh and some light, back-of-the-tongue heat - slowly builds in spiciness, yet stays mellow - lightly smoky overall - lightly burnt, with chocolate malts - dark, bitter chocolate - roasty, dry, nicely balanced
Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth, clean finish even with the chili
Overall: The way a chili beer should be
This is great. The base beer is great, of course, and the chipotle just adds to it. I might prefer it if it were a bit hotter, but the mellowness is charming in its own way. I hope to actually see this on a shelf someday.
02-07-2013 05:52:11 | More by angrybabboon
4.4/5 rDev +16.1%
Stone Smoked Porter is one of my all time favorite beers to begin with, so I knew i had to try a bottle of it w/ the Chipotle peppers, as I am also a big chile head! Poured into my pint glass. This beer pours a clear dark brown color with a nice tan head about 2/3 inch thick when poured. head settles to a decent sized ring lining the inside of the glass, but unfortunately not too much lacing here. Not as good or lacing from this particular bottle as I am used to this beer, at least the regular version of it, having. Aromas of roasted malt, hints of chocolate and coffee and the Chipotle peppers, which do indeed come out more as the beer sits and warms up a bit. Has flavors of roasted and smoked malt upfront with nice hints of coffee, chocolate and vanilla that give be to the Chipotle spice, which is certainly noticeable but not overbearing. Not really too much of a discernible hop flavor here, I remember the regular version of this beer certainly being a bit more hoppy than this bottle I am drinking (I mean after all this is Stone we are talking about here, who are well known for making beers that are quite big in the hop department!). Great mix of flavors nonetheless though. Has a nice crisp,yet creamy, somewhat oily, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the way a well crafted beer from Stone should be. Glad to see that this is apparently made year around how and I hope to get my hands on a few more bottles soon!
02-07-2013 03:59:39 | More by neenerzig
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
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
(Served in a nonic)
A- This beer pours jet black with soft peaks of rocky light tan head that last as foam sticking to the glass in sheets.
S- The fresh roasted malt is followed by dried leaves with a septic aroma that finishes with a dark caramel malt and smoked hint.
T- A mellow dark roasted malt has a mellow cold smoke note to follow. There is a roasted bitter note that grows as the beer opens. There is a watery finish that turns into a chile heat on the exhale.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a slippery texture.
O- This beer has a nice porter flavor with some odd aroma and a soft smoke pepper support to the porter.
01-08-2013 20:33:55 | More by rhoadsrage
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,058 ratings.