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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hockeybeerguy (1999) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 2, 2014
So the best by date stamp seems to be smeared off a bit. But as I taste and smell this, Iím thinking this is okay. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown around the edges with a blacker looking body the further I look towards the center. There was some nice somewhat sticky lacing that ends up spider webbing a bit. The smell didnít start as expected, perhaps I had it a bit too cold. Anyways, it started off with a dark roasty chocolate with a deep smokiness to it. It took at least a good minute to warm up to let the chipotle to come out. The taste was roasty, slightly sweet, slightly smoky and with a pop of heat from the chipotle to gracefully touch my taste buds with a fantastic complexity. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body. I want to drink it, but I also find myself sipping it a bit - sessionable, uh...hmmm...probably not, it seems thereís too much going on and I want to savor for as long as I can. The aftertaste is basically smoky heat leading towards a really nice sharp heat bite of a finish that comes across roasty and smooth. The carbonation is done extremely well for the style and for me. Overall, big wow from me. Looks as if the date didnít matter, hahaha, jokeís on the person who tried to smear it off.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (85) - USA - JUL 31, 2014
Dark, coffee color with a slightly frothy, off-white head. The lacing on the glass is light and wet. Roasted smoke with a slight spice until youíve had a few sips. Then, the heat starts in the back of your throat. A light burn, nothing too crazy, and just enough to let you know that the chipotle are there. After a full bomber, the heat is consistent for an extended period, and mildly pleasant. There is nothing extreme about this, just really nice in all aspects. Nice smoky flavor and a nice spice in an excellent porter. Definitely a long, dark finish with this brew!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1843) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2014
When it comes to a hot pepper infused beers I like the heat midway through the flavors. Dark full bodied porter with smoked coffee malts and bitterness wrap around the essence of Chipotle peppers. Another well engineered beer from Stone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (934) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Tap at Caponeís. Deep mohagany with off white lacy head. Cocoa and roast in the nose. Cocoa flavor and pepper presence is well incorporated, just right and pleasant. Always a nice Porter with a twist.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2499) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2014
The beer is dark mahogany with an off-white head. Aromas of hickory, smoke, roast, char, cacao, peppers. Nice flavor - everything comes together nicely. Peppery heat is there, but doesnít overwhelm or fatigue the palate. Chocolate and roast with some earthy hop character in the finish. not something I would have regularly, but this was a fun beer. A good candidate for sharing a few ways.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1707) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bomber. Aroma consists of peppers, tobacco, mild campfire, licorice, raspberry jam, wet rock. Pours dark mahogany with a medium beige head with decent retention. Taste is thankfully much more smoky than the aroma; also mid-level heat from the peppers, roasty, coffee, earthy, mild licorice; finishes slightly bitter. As it warms, the peppers become more pronounced, offering more vegetal jalapeno flavor (good in this case) and heat. Perfect palate. I love it; much better than plain old Stone Smoked Porter, which Iíve always thought was a lost opportunity.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Dark brown thick with light uniform bubble ring of head. Smokey with light roasted behind it like being around a campfire with coffee roasting in the back ground. Smokey flavor with a nice bitter smoke flavor to accompany the spice from the pepper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (533) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a dark black. Has a chocolate aroma with some spices. Taste is unique with chocolate, coffee, and strong chipotle spices. Leaves a spicy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1574) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle while chillin. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized good lasting tan head. Gentle charcoal smoke, herbal, wood, grain, light jalapeŮos. All of this is quickly overpowered by chile. Medium body, feels big for the abv, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet, little bitterness, long chili heat. The chily takes up a lot of space, itís a cwazy novelty brew, but ok in smaller amounts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spence_Man (15) - - JUL 25, 2014
As a beer (and especially as a seasonal porter like this one) itís stellar. NOW as far as personal preference goes I wasnít too into it. It came on smooth and tasty and then punched me in the face with the pepper taste. I should make a note that it was the first Peppered beer Iíve ever tried so there may be a learning curve.


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