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Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chocolate & Orange Peel

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by tkdchampxi, Aug 29, 2014.

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  1. tkdchampxi

    tkdchampxi Champion (850) New Jersey Oct 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    From Stone's Facebook: "Some things you don't even have to taste to know they're going to be phenomenal...of course, it doesn't hurt to taste 22 ounces of cacao nib and citrus-infused goodness all the same. Stone Smoked Porter w/Chocolate & Orange Peel is en route next month!"
    Gemini6, Pahn, slevy221 and 5 others like this.
  2. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Savant (465) California Mar 19, 2012

    I'm a sucker for their different variations of porter. Will definitely get a couple of bottles...
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  3. SedateSix

    SedateSix Advocate (500) North Carolina Apr 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    Oh Stone, how I love you!
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  4. dianimal

    dianimal Advocate (550) California Apr 18, 2012

    I love this flavor combo! Will definitely try it.
  5. I may even like this one more than the pepper edition, and that's saying something.
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  6. Is this a one-off or is it going to be a rotating/seasonal like the chipotle and vanilla-bean smoked porters?
  7. StoneGreg

    StoneGreg Savant (430) California May 16, 2002 Verified

    Rotating, like the other two.

    Unfortunately, I would not expect a return of the 'series' past the Stone Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean, which will come out later this year around the Holidays. The sales were not where we needed them to be for us to justify bringing them back. Personally, I'm bummed as I pushed internally for this, as the Stone Smoked Porter variations are among my favorites (the top one for me personally being the Stone Smoked Porter w/Chipotle Peppers, but I'm in the minority on that). So, get while you can and enjoy (as I will).
    603to843, Ascariath, Gemini6 and 22 others like this.
  8. Theniz

    Theniz Savant (420) Indiana Nov 13, 2012

    Sounds absolutely fantastic, can't wait!
  9. This does sound good to me. Comes at a nice time too. Might help offset all the pumpkins and oktoberfests...
  10. WckdVbz

    WckdVbz Poobah (1,060) South Carolina May 9, 2014 Beer Trader

    This thread made me think of Westbrook Orange Bliss.
  11. GameOfBeers

    GameOfBeers Savant (470) Pennsylvania Jul 21, 2014 Beer Trader

    I really want this, but I highly doubt I will see it here in Pittsburgh :/
  12. MilkManX

    MilkManX Savant (365) Arizona Jul 10, 2012

    Nice! Too bad about the Vanilla one. I liked it and it was not easy to come by here. I will grab this when I see it.
  13. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    This makes me a sad panda.
  14. slevy221

    slevy221 Aficionado (145) New Jersey Feb 27, 2014 Beer Trader

    This looks amazing
  15. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Savant (305) New York Oct 21, 2004 Beer Trader

    Greg - have you ever considered doing this series with a non-smoked Porter? I like smoke but it's a style of beer that turns many people off - perhaps leading to the less than needed sales for the brews. All the best and keep the interesting beers coming - Cheers!
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  16. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Advocate (550) California Aug 30, 2012 Verified

    You certainty are. ;)
  17. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Savant (275) California Feb 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Sounds fucking gross. Smokey oranges?
  18. ChainGangGuy

    ChainGangGuy Advocate (705) Georgia Sep 27, 2004 Verified

    If Q-Attack is on board with this release, then, dammit, sign me up for two bottles.

    Yes, I said two.
  19. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    Sad, the smoked porter variations were great.

    Combining equal parts chipotle and vanilla was easily my favorite, personally.
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  20. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Champion (910) Minnesota Jun 26, 2014 Beer Trader

    This would be my opinion as well. Of course my ex-wife said I have a "small opinion".
  21. Clap4Beer

    Clap4Beer Zealot (75) New York Dec 13, 2013

    Totally bummed to hear this about the vanilla, particularly because after trying it I went all around to find more and could not find any. I bought several bottles of the chipotle after trying it to make sure this did not happen again!
  22. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,475) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    This sounds really tasty.
  23. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Champion (935) Maryland Feb 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    Looks like I'm going to need to pick up one of those Chipotle ones. I passed on the Crime & Punishment due to prices and the reactions (but I might have liked them). I heard mixed things about the Chipotle ones and they are still on shelves around here. Surprisingly, here in MD they are one of the more expensive Stone beers out there. They are $10 out here, but I've gotten most of your other beers for less (not really a complaint, just MD). I guess I might just have to cave and get one.
  24. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Advocate (655) California Mar 2, 2013 Beer Trader

    Whoa, cool to see Greg commenting on this.
  25. McStagger

    McStagger Savant (445) California Jun 2, 2005

    I'm glad y'all decided on the choc/orange route. I enjoyed the other two, but this one sounds really promising.
  26. sajaffe1

    sajaffe1 Savant (405) Pennsylvania Feb 16, 2013

    I remember thinking of brewing a chocolate orange stout once.
  27. YES!!! So glad the Vanilla Bean one will be coming back. I missed it last time. One of the few holes in my Stone collection since I've been buying everything you put out (and loving almost all of it)!
  28. Adrexus

    Adrexus Aspirant (25) California Feb 17, 2014

    I loved the vanilla porter. The one I had was 2 months past it's bottling date, but still turned out to be phenomenal nonetheless. If I ever see it again, i'll make sure to pick up 3 or 4 in one go.

    I've never had chocolate and orange at the same time in a beer though. But judging from Stone's track record, i'm not too worried.
  29. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (550) New York Jun 11, 2007

    I'm probably in a tiny little minority here, but I just don't really enjoy Stone's Smoked Porter in the first place. But Saranac made a chocolate orange porter that was fantastic, so I might be willing to give this one a shot. Minus the whole "smokey" thing, it really is a great flavor combination.
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  30. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (635) Maine May 1, 2011

    This sounds awesome!

    I'd love to see a Rocky Road version.
  31. I love the chipotle peppers one. It's like drinking an awesome porter, but also a campfire, and a small tin of slightly spicy peppers as well. By far the most unique beer I've ever drunk.
  32. beernuts

    beernuts Savant (475) Virginia Jan 23, 2014 Beer Trader

    Yeah the chipotle one was great, its really disappointing to hear that it won't be back. I feel slightly guilty now for not buying more of them.
  33. I can see why someone would say that, the first sip i took (of the chipotle) threw me for a loop. My brain didn't register it as 'beer' at first. It's really assertive and challenged my own range of acceptable flavors in a beer.
  34. WckdVbz

    WckdVbz Poobah (1,060) South Carolina May 9, 2014 Beer Trader

    Are you sure that she was talking about your point of view? :eek:
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  35. Highbrow

    Highbrow Advocate (665) California Jan 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    wut? that sucks! the Chipolte Pepper variant was easily the best of the last round. unfortunately i wasn't feeling the last release of vanilla bean. the vanilla was too much for me. i vote you threaten to break as many sets of kneecaps as required to keep the Chipolte!! now i'll have to ration my remaining bottles.:mad:

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  36. BeerMoto

    BeerMoto Aficionado (230) California Jul 26, 2014 Beer Trader

    I have some Smoked Porter with Chipotle bottles with a Best Before date of Aug 8, 2014. I had one the other day and it still tasted great. Any idea how much longer they will hold their flavor?
  37. FeiJai

    FeiJai Zealot (95) California Jul 10, 2013

    I am a happy camper.
  38. Nedster10

    Nedster10 Savant (345) Michigan Feb 25, 2014 Beer Trader

    Will these smoked porters age well?
  39. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Champion (775) California Mar 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    I got excited when I saw the orange peel on the label. I got to try the Smoked Porter with Kongo Coffee and Orange Peel at the Pasadena store and it blew me away. I wish you were bottling that, but I'm sure this version with chocolate will be awesome, too.

    Glad you're back, StoneGreg!
  40. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (545) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Yea I have to agree. I've never liked the combination of chocolate and oranges. Combine that with smokiness? No thanks.
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