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Smoked Porter - Chipotle - Stone Brewing Co.

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Smoked Porter - ChipotleSmoked Porter - Chipotle

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1,107 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,107
Reviews: 308
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 30
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)
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Photo of Fatehunter
2.78/5  rDev -26.5%

Poured a thin head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt with a quick hit of chipotle pepper smoke at the end.
The taste gets lost between the smoke and chili, neither which is overpowering. It's a bit watery with a pepper taste. The chipotle comes back at the end for a warm finish.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
I like chili beers, but this just didn't mix well together.

Fatehunter, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of phishbone23
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

phishbone23, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of thebouch01
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

thebouch01, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of RobNichols10
4/5  rDev +5.8%

RobNichols10, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of lpotter
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

lpotter, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of chippo33
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

chippo33, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Cvescalante
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Cvescalante, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Stevedore
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

12oz bottle without bottling date, poured into a Bell's tulip and consumed today 3/10/13

Aroma: Hints of some sort of spicy pepper, and I wonder if that's from the power of suggestion from the name. I can definitely vouch for the smokiness of the beer as well as the roasty character of the malt. Pretty solidly average nose on this porter. (3)

Colour: Pours a dark cola brown, nearly black with a generous 3cm beige head that dissipates over 2-3 minutes. Very nice looking. Lacing becomes a nice thick collar that clings to the side of the glass that I drink from. Really a nice looking porter. (4)

Flavour: Now I'm definitely not imagining the pepper bite. So in the front end, I get a nice smokiness accompanied by the sweet, roasty character that I come to expect from porters. But midway and through the back-end, there is quite a bit of pepper bite that definitely is not shy about making itself known. It's very interesting and enjoyable to drink. (4)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, carbonated well. Not quite a smooth drinker for some reason, but the spicy aftertaste coats the tongue rather well and I have to drink this one carefully as the spicy aftertaste definitely lingers for quite some time. Really neat. (4)

Overall: Very interesting beer! I like the spicy aftertaste as this makes the overall porter much more interesting. In terms of what makes this a porter though, I basically just get the smokiness. Not as much of the robust, rounded sweetness that comes with a typical porter- I'm thinking of flavours such as dark fruits, caramel, coffee, chocolate. It's dominated by the chipotle pepper which is the point of the beer. It doesn't overshadow the relative lack of porter characteristics in my opinion. But the fact remains that the flavour profile is different and I won't begrudge it for that. (4)

Stevedore, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Njstoutlover23
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Njstoutlover23, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -47.1%

BGsWo22, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of LimpHarness
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

LimpHarness, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of jegross2
4/5  rDev +5.8%

jegross2, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Beerrenda
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Beerrenda, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of imperiallibations
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

imperiallibations, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Braz
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Bought at Bev Mo. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Smells are slight chipotle, coffee and overall roastiness. Tastes is roasted, a little coffee. A touch of pepper comes up after a bit, delayed response. Well carbonated, maybe too much. Overall pretty enjoyable.

Braz, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Therisse
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Therisse, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of dcolatriano
4/5  rDev +5.8%

dcolatriano, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Nrbelex
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Nrbelex, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5.8%

t0rin0, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

RudnicsMEB, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Blanco
2/5  rDev -47.1%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Wishdiak
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Wishdiak, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Seanniek91
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Grey Sail pint.

Appearance- Quite beautiful. Black with a 2 fingered fluffy mocha head thats leaving awesome lacing.

Smell- Chipotle peppers with a slap of chocolate malt. Thats it.

Taste- Chipotle peppers are very overpowering with a very distinct flavor, but it kind of works with this. You get the smoked porter first then the peppers finish it. Not spicy like the Habenero Ruination growler I had.

Mouthfeel- Light body like the smoked porter is. Nice light carbonation as well and very smooth.

Overall- This is a fun beer. It's good, but I'd like to see the chipotle play more of a backing role instead of the main attraction.

Seanniek91, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

rramsey, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Gww1864, Feb 09, 2013
Smoked Porter - Chipotle from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,107 ratings.