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Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

956 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 956
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 26
Gots: 77 | 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)
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felixljr

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

10-21-2012 21:45:14 | More by felixljr
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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-21-2012 03:56:08 | More by BeezNeezy22D
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dumptruck81

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-20-2012 19:06:01 | More by dumptruck81
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wattershed

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

10-19-2012 21:11:16 | More by wattershed
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-17-2012 17:59:41 | More by CorneliusBunker
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Braseltonage

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a traditional pint.

A: Pours deep mahogany brown with the slightest garnet highlights when held to light. Thick toffee head, 3/4" from moderately aggressive pour. Slowly dissipates to richly clingy lacing.

S: Classic porter aromas, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt toast perhaps. Wisps of smokiness, but subtle. As it warms, a nice aroma of rosted chiles lingers in. Very nice.

T: Strong roasted grain character up front, mellow, musty smoke. Spice creeps in as it warms. Muted spice, not acute. Almost comes across as a very mild Mexican chocolate note. Finishes relatively dry considering the severity of types of flavors involved.

M: Medium body, on the lighter side of carbonation. Maybe a little thin for the style but this does keep it drinkable.

O: Best example of a chile infused beer that I can recall tasting. Perhaps because the base beer is of such quality. A good fall beverage.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 02:00:51 | More by Braseltonage
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

10-16-2012 02:53:37 | More by crob3888
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baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

10-13-2012 11:28:23 | More by baklo
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prototypic

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The chipotle pepper variation of Stone’s Smoked Porter pours a darker mahogany brown color. It’s clear for the most part. A good bit of light cuts through and reveals burgundy and crimson highlights. A lighter tan head covers it and stands rough a finger and a half tall. It recedes to a surface covering quickly, but holds there for a while. Lacing was moderate.

The nose is pretty good, but is just a little weak in terms of aromatics. Needs a bump in strength. Smells like nice mix of chocolate and roasted malts. The chocolate variety smells like cocoa. It does have that classic smoky scent that defines the original release. It is complement by a bit of a spicy note. It’s tough to say how well the flavors will gel, but the scents work well together. Alcohol isn’t noticeable at all. Smells pretty good. Could be a tad better.

The flavor is likewise pretty good. The malt base is flavorful and features really nice chocolate and roasted malt flavors. It definitely tastes like cocoa. It’s not sweet at all. Coffee is noted and tastes really nice. The smoked flavor is, as expected, quite tasty. Definitely reminiscent of the original there. The use of chipotle peppers is easily noted. It adds a spicy flavor that works pretty well with the malt base and the smoky flavor. It does have a warmth to it that’s not present in the original. Alcohol is masked very well and goes unnoticed for the most part. Finishes roasty, smoky, spicy, and warm.

The body is lighter. Carbonation seems light and soft. A little more body would smooth it out. If you handle a little bit of heat and spiciness, it should go down easy enough.

Stone’s Smoked Porter is a very good beer. I can’t say that the addition of chipotle peppers improved it. It didn’t. It does make for an interesting beer that’s pretty good. I do like it. Nice experimentation that’s worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 02:51:50 | More by prototypic
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shand

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers pours out a deep brown with a small head. The aroma is malty and smoky with just a hint of sweet and smokey peppers. The peppers become stronger on the nose as the beer warms up. The taste is very good, it's got the strong smoke flavor that the original beer has, but complimented with some smoky and slightly sweet peppers that provide just a bit of heat to the finish. The peppers actually bring the smoke more to the forefront than the base beer I feel, and it's better for it. The mouthfeel seems fuller than I remember the base beer to be, but that might just be faulty memory. The drinkability is great. Overall, this is a great treatment of a solid beer. It's just really tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 00:47:12 | More by shand
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Black on the pour with ruby and brown hues. Good clarity. One inch beige head settles quickly into nothing. Delicate rings and small, spotty patches of lacing.

S: Cola, caramel, faint molasses. Camp fire smoke. Cocoa powder, roasted grain. Chili pepper spice starts subtly on the nose, but builds until it becomes the main focus.

T: Cola, creamy milk chocolate taste, cocoa powder. Slight vanilla. Campfire smoke. The spicy jalepeno tastes build on the mid-palate and begin to dominate. Finishes with chocolate, a brief touch of black coffee, and a strong chili spice.

M: Medium bodied. Very full and creamy. Silky and smooth. Little to no carbonation.

O: I feel much the same way about this beer as I did about the vanilla smoked porter. The chipotle starts to run away with the show, and it could do with a bit more carbonation to give a little dimension to the mouthfeel. That being said, I liked this beer just a bit better. The chipotle is more of a natural compliment to the smokey flavors, rather than being at odds with it like the vanilla seemed to be.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 00:23:09 | More by ryan1788a5
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circus_cat

Virginia

3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Four fingers of light khaki, marshmallowy head leaving pretty nice lacing. Inviting black body with ruby hues in the light.

S: I'm getting some jalapeño heat along with a LOT of smokiness...it almost has a metallic smokey smell like a coal-powered train is going by. Tootsie roll in the background.

T: Chocolate up front, followed by that metallic smokiness, with chile heat on the exhale.

M: Medium bodied, with pretty low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 20:42:44 | More by circus_cat
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark as night with a bountiful head on top. Leaves good lacing. 4.0

Light smoke, salty porter malts, and a whiff of chile heat. Very roasty in the nose. 4.0

Solid porter with malty flavors of bitter cocoa, char, and peaty smoke. Smoked malts take the low road with hefty roastiness and a slight chipotle burn rounding out the profile. Lingering spice is very mild, but matches up to some rich malt bitterness. 4.0

Noticeable body built up on a smidge of rolled oats. Humpy suds feel smooth. Great for a session of drinking. 4.0

Nice porter. True to style and with that delectable smoky spice element. Recommended. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 12:42:10 | More by thecheapies
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Skye1024

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-10-2012 00:31:39 | More by Skye1024
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

10-08-2012 07:39:31 | More by muchloveforhops3
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a dark deep brown with three fingers of tan craggy head that lasts for several minutes, leaving decent lacing behind on the glass. Medium-light body and carbonation levels.

Indeed it does smell of a quite nice blend of chocolate malt, smoke, and chipotle peppers. I have a special fondness for combinations like this, it reminds me of a good mole sauce. The flavor is a bit more complex than the nose, it also contains a fair amount of coffee and herbal tobacco flavors. It's got a good gentle warming heat from the chile that is neither too strong nor too weak. A very solidly constructed chile beer all around!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 05:07:12 | More by WastingFreetime
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - near pitch black, thumb of tan head retained very well, decent lacing
S - definite smoke and roastiness with sweet & spicy chipotle
T - super smoky and charcoal flavours up front, the flavour of the chipotle rises but without much heat until several sips later, mild tobacco on the finish
M - medium to heavy, a little chaulky, chipotle pepper heat starts slow but builds as you get through the beer and warms the innards
O - a smoke bomb with the chilli heat complimenting rather than stealing the spotlight, very well done

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 02:04:38 | More by joemcgrath27
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

10-08-2012 00:15:22 | More by jsurfs82
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Danny1217

Florida

3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a thin tan head.
Smells a bit smokey, roasted malts, and chocolate.
The taste has some smoke, chocolate, roasted malts, and just a hint of chipotle spice. Not too overpowering. Medium body and carbonation.

Was hoping for a bit more of a chipotle kick. This tastes fairly similar to the regular smoked porter.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 16:51:34 | More by Danny1217
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leviathan85

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-06-2012 16:55:30 | More by leviathan85
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a near opaque black with very light tan head that retains fairly well and laces nicely. Nose has quite a bit of pepper smoke on it, plus a hint of "green" from peppers - a vegetal or almost herbal quality. On the palate is just a tingle of pepper heat, roasted malt, silky smooth body, and some bitter chocolate. Finish is roasty and peppered with a dancing tingle of heat on the palate afterwards. One of the mildest pepper beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 02:38:30 | More by yemenmocha
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Glibber

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-06-2012 01:59:28 | More by Glibber
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-05-2012 04:40:26 | More by duff247
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Jaycase

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a: black. small, tan, frothy head.

s: roasted malts, chocolate. Not picking up any chipotle pepper in the aroma.

t: Smoked roasted malts & spiciness from the chipotle peppers. some chocolate.

m: bit thin. medium body.

o: Smokiness and heat from chipotle peppers are upfront as advertised. The peppers are strong but not overly so. I enjoyed the flavor. So many times I've had beers which are flavored in a certain way and it is barely detectable to me. I would not necessarily seek this out again but it was enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 02:28:36 | More by Jaycase
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.8%

10-04-2012 15:55:15 | More by djre4orm
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.