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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle Peppers is a thing of spicy glory, with the just-right heat of smoked jalapeŮos (aka chipotles) that combines beautifully with the beerís peat-smoked malt and roasty character. The idea came about in 2006 when Merchandise Manager Chris Carroll suggested we make a special "South of the Border Stone Smoked Porter" for Cinco de Mayo that year. One sip, and we were hooked!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
On draft at Stone Anniversary Fest. Still smoky like the original with some heat added in. I prefer the original, but this was a pretty nice version. Heat in beer can be good after all.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloshgator (696) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Stone Smoked Porter - Chipotle is ok, but doesnít live up to the rating. Nice dark pour with a off tan head. Aroma is light and malty. Taste is a little too sweet for the style and there isnít enough kick from the chilis. Not much malt backbone and very little smoke flavor and chocolate notes. Overall, this one is a little disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Poured into a snifter. 4.5 A: Dark brown black color. Two fingers of creamy tan head. Retention is very good and a dense ring of lacing is left behind. 3.5 S: Iíve never been a huge fan of the base beer because the smoke is so freaking weak. This is no different. Itís there, just not enough. Light notes of chocolate and caramel. Mild-moderate roastiness. The pepper, I must say, is done quite well. It gives just a touch of heat, but more importantly a pleasant vegetal earthy pepper. Still, the nose is pretty tame overall. 3.75 T: Like the nose, the pepper runs the show. Just enough heat to get your lips tingling. Earthy vegetal pepper. Moderate roastiness with light chocolate and caramel. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Clean and quite smooth. 3.5 D: I like this version of the beer quite a bit. If only they buffed up the smoke. ★ 883 characters DavoleBomb, Oct 17, 2014

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (469) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2015
The aroma is a little caramel, coffee and roasty. Pours black with light brown head mostly diminishing and good lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture a little thin, the carbonation lively and the finish long and bitter. Very good love the touch of heat.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
It's their, already excellent, smoked porter with just the right dose of chipotle flavor. A little bitter and "charred" in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
N3lson1 (951) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Drank on tap at the Penalty Box in Scranton in a fancy glass. Pours a nice dark brown color with very little head. Nice porter aroma no hint of chiles. Tastes delicious smokey, with a slight hint of the chiles! Delicious brew!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6190) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
22oz bottle from BD Camden, London. It pours a deep dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma is big on roasty notes, malts, wood, green peppers, cocoa powder, light vanilla. Taste has more astringent bitterness, green peppers, mocha, vanilla, wood and ashes. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, interesting and tasty

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Aroma is smoky and peppery while the pour is a thick black color with a thin off white brownish head. Flavor is similar to a nice coffee porter with a hint of spiciness. delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (453) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2015
APPEARANCE - looks really dark to start, but itís surprisingly light when held to the light. NOSE - initially chili pepper. Resolves to maltiness. FLAVOR - As the beer warms the chili peppers really come through. Great finish warm or cold. NOTES - perhaps the best chili pepper beer that Iíve tried.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3632) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Mole aroma... Smoky chipotle and suggestions of chocolate. Deep brown color, small beige head. Malt syrup, slightly sweet up front, moves toward some chipotle pepper, smoke, and a touch of chocolate. Even, moderate chili heat in the back of the throat. Medium body. When frsh, this treatment of the Atone Smoked Porter was AMAZING. It?s still good, but the pepper is definitely fading fast both in flavor and heat. Arguably more drinkable now, but I really love chipotle and this was the beat one thus far.


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