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Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

997 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 997
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 27
Gots: 82 | 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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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-25-2012 05:39:05 | More by ferrettman687
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SDG1070

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-24-2012 16:07:35 | More by SDG1070
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured form a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a charcoal color with some ruby around the bottom edges. BEAUTIFUL fluffy cappuccino colored head, EXCEPTIONAL retention, and beautiful sheets of lacing. This is a gorgeous beer. The head has remained at almost the full volume for the past 15 minutes.

Smell is perhaps a little lackluster. Definitely a strong scent of cacao, maybe a hint of some jalapeno, no smoke as far as I can smell.

Tastes fabulous- up front is the bittersweet chocolate, followed by some roasted malts, then a wonderful flurry of chile peppers mixed with chocolate. Nothing much else to add except that it's delicious.

Mouthfeel is very nice- medium light body, light carbonation, and a little chile spice. This is an awesome beer. I wish that it were available year-round in a six-pack, as I would buy it frequently. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 01:55:33 | More by Hopdaemon39
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-23-2012 20:26:25 | More by CSQ1111
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begforme4484

Connecticut

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 12oz bottle at Tasty Beverage Co in Raleigh, NC.

Pour black with little tan head. Good lacing on the sides.

Smells smokey, a bit charred, with a big pepper hit. Chipotle is not a big time pepper, but hint of capsaicin is strong.

Smokey with a burnt grain, followed by a good amount of pepper following right after. Some nice hop bitterness at the end, with the peppers and smoke lingering.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin, which was surprising, but that seems to happen with most beer that add peppers.

Overall, it's a decent beer and the peppers match with the smoke decently.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 03:26:15 | More by begforme4484
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mikechance

California

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle bought on 11/20/12

A -- thick foamy head and rich darkness with a brief 1/2 inch head

S --- smoked malts, peppers, cocoa, a hint of grass

T --- wow! I really like this combination. Smokey, peppery with a hint of chocolate yet very drinkable.

M --- smooth, creamy, and a little oiliness. Medium body and carbonation.

O --- I really love this beer! I'm sure it go well with BBQ, but it's solid by itself.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:22:42 | More by mikechance
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-22-2012 02:20:51 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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AgentMunky

California

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice.

A: A half-finger of creamy mocha head. Clearish, reddish, amber. Sticky lacing.

S: Smoked chilies. Musky and intriguing.

T: Interesting, but uncompelling. A solid porter, with just hint of spice on the endtaste to 'spice it up.' A bit dry (hops?), a bit chocolatey, and a bit roasted-bitter.

M: A touch thin, but carbonated and lightly spicy-dry.

O: Drinkable, tasty, and enjoyable. Would have again, but probably wouldn't buy. Tentatively recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 06:11:55 | More by AgentMunky
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sneaks2210

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-21-2012 02:46:44 | More by sneaks2210
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creez

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-20-2012 19:26:06 | More by creez
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MarioM

California

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-20-2012 07:55:37 | More by MarioM
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

11-20-2012 03:03:11 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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BeerJD

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-17-2012 19:01:09 | More by BeerJD
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sbanacho

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2012 05:39:31 | More by sbanacho
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nrombes

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2012 03:26:56 | More by nrombes
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vic21234

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bought this one a few months back and its been sitting in my fridge since.

A- Pours thin and black with about a half finger of head that quickly fades.

S- The smell for me does not hint of the peppers. I get a smoky, roasty malt aroma more than anything.

T- Starts off smooth with some smokiness and chocolate. The back of each sip leaves behind a nice spiciness. An nice combination. The peppers are not overwhelming and leave just enough of a kick to make it interesting.

M- Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, smoky and spicy.

I enjoyed this one more than the vanilla, though porters aren't really my thing.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 20:27:29 | More by vic21234
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-11-2012 04:51:47 | More by st9647v3
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whodeyvols

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-10-2012 00:07:53 | More by whodeyvols
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick coffee-colored head into a snifter that left a thick ring of lace throughout. the body was dark brown bordering on black.
s - roasted malt and chocolates with spicy peppers.
t - balanced and complex. spicy with some beef jerky smoke coming through to balance out the malt sweetness.
m - creamy and medium mouthfeel.
o - great version of the smoked porter. i paired this with some ribs and that was a great idea!

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 15:30:56 | More by GPHarris
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Rave

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-09-2012 04:10:21 | More by Rave
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bengore

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-08-2012 01:30:37 | More by bengore
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Chou

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-06-2012 02:40:29 | More by Chou
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chrisxmartin


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-05-2012 11:31:57 | More by chrisxmartin
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flyingPharmacist

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-04-2012 18:27:35 | More by flyingPharmacist
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speak72

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-04-2012 16:21:23 | More by speak72
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.