hockeybeerguy (1960) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
lightbias (83) - USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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BiddleBrau (933) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
poisoneddwarf (1707) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jflopsu (531) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
SlackerMads (1549) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Spence_Man (15) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.