Stone Smoked Porter W/Chipotle Peppers | Stone Brewing

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86
very good
1,281 Ratings
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Stone Smoked Porter W/Chipotle PeppersStone Smoked Porter W/Chipotle Peppers
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In 2006, Chris Carroll, a longtime member of Team Stone, took that adage literally, proposing that we produce a one-off version of our venerable Stone Smoked Porter made spicy from the addition of chipotle peppers. We gave it a shot and found that those smoked jalapeños melded quite naturally with the smoldery peat-smoked malt that gives the beer its flavor and moniker, creating a deep, roasty quaff with a carefully restrained tingle of tasteful capsaicin heat in the finish. The marriage of ingredients was so nice that it has become an annual summertime staple, released each May in honor of Carroll’s initial idea that Stone Smoked Porter w/Chipotle Peppers serve as an artisanal alternative to the industrialized adjunct-laden cerveza billed as the perfect fluid accompaniment to the sunny season. Cheers to variety and a quality alternative to mediocrity.

Added by Westsidethreat on 05-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,281
Reviews:
324
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.54%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
132
For Trade:
4
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I poured this into a standard 12-oz mug. The beer is very dark--completely opaque--with a small but lasting head of tan foam. The aroma is great--wonderful maltiness, with a light smokiness, and a sharp scent of chiles. Taste mirrors this. There's a good black patent malt flavor, but it doesn't dominate, and lets the smoky flavor come through well--a nice subtle smokiness I should add. The phenols are not overpowering. The chipotle taste is more apparent in the aroma than to taste, but there's still there if you look--especially at the finish. The body is a little thin and watery, the only downside to this beer. Otherwise, very drinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle has aged, but I don't have a exact time. It's been less than a year.

Nose has hint of smoke and earthiness.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a light-medium body with chipotle bouncing off the back of the tongue.

Taste is well balanced with even keel of smoke and peppers.

Overall, this hits all the right areas for me. Porter, smoked, chipotle peppers, sitting on my deck in the rain, smoking a duck at high noon! Does life get any better?

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers:

Appearance: solid black, hint of reddish brown if angled just right;

Smell: hint of red pepper;

Taste/Mouthfeel: pretty hoppy, slight waxy sweetness, no pepper/smoky taste;

Okay/Decent

Poured into a pint glass.

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Stone Smoked Porter W/Chipotle Peppers from Stone Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,281 ratings.
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