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RATINGS: 523   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 jalapeños (aka chipotles) that combines beautifully with the beer’s 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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle on the train to Portsmouth, IOW Jolly Day, from BD Online 24/08/14. Mahognay brown with a moderate light beige covering. Nose is roasted malt, brown bread, light cocoa, spice, not a huge aroma coming off this one. Taste comprises roasty tones, green pepper rub, spice, green chilli, dark toffee fudge, chocolate. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with subtle chilli heat. Decent enough chilli porter - well checked and not overpowering.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Visually, it’s as expected. The aroma has more chipotle than smoke. That carries to the flavor, as well. This isn’t a sneaky hit, it hits you immediately. However, it’s not overpowering. After you get through the heat, there’s smoke, char, even a bit of chocolate. Lips still tinge for a bit, too. This is truly outstanding. Everything in the title is there, and with phenomenal balance. Love it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (882) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Pours a dark caramel brown with a khaki head. Chocolate, caramel, pepper, coffee and roasted malt aroma. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, chipotle pepper and roasted malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Caramel and pepper spice finish. Weird but worth a try.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1740) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown, almost black with tints of red around the edge. Tan head that dissipated to a thin film. Aroma is earthy, smoke, pepper, and dark chocolate. Taste is bittersweet with some warming heat from the pepper on the finish. Medium bodied, slick texture and overall an excellent smoked porter. Love the little bit of heat as it is just enough without going overboard.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2065) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 28, 2014
On tap 4 oz. sampler at R.D.F. in Gallery Place, Washington, DC. Clear, ruby mahogany with a creamy khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of smokey roasted malt, chocolate, chipotle and some earthy notes. Taste of chocolate, hot and flavorful smoked chili peppers, roasted malt, smokiness and caramel. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. Really great chipotle flavor that blends well with the smokey chocolate malt flavors. Too spicy hot to drink very often, but it sure is a tasty occasional brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7375) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle during the IoW Jolly, thanks to Colin. It pours deep ruby with a small white head. The nose is toasty, peppery spice, cocoa,milk chocolate, smoke, caramel and treacle. The taste is roasted malt, spicy, earthy, mild acidity, some bitterness, pepper, smoke and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Alright, but not as much depth as I had hoped for.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (383) - Westland, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
A bit lacking in the heat for me, but I was hoping for a solid burn. The nose is a somewhat smokey malt. A decent, smooth and tasty porter. An interesting offer by Stone, one I may buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (527) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours dark brown, black in the glass, with a medium wheat-colored head, excellent retention, very fine lacing. Smoke, coffee, and toast aromas, with hints of chili, and grass. Medium body, velvety smooth. Mild to medium initial sweetness, mild to medium bitter finish with an even longer lingering chipotle spiciness that gets slowly hotter as you drink. Well balanced. Nothing is overdone, it all comes together beautifully. Easily the best chili beer I’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1577) - Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2014
22 oz bottle- Pours black with red highlights in the light and a one finger light tan head that reduces leaving a blanket. Aroma is dark roasted malts, smoke, spicy finish that could be more pronounced (to be fair to the beer there could never be enough chipotle in the aroma or taste for me personally). Taste is nice and smoky, strong roasted malts, mellow heat burn that slowly builds with each sip, dry fair amount of bitterness that really balances out the malt. Much better than the smoked porter with vanilla beans which was way too sweet for me, very much enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1990) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2014
A brown body with a tan head, that had nice retention. Some chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma a nice presence of chipotle and a bit of peat. Flavor had good balance between dark chocolate and roasted coffee malts. Chipotle came through in the finish, very tasty. Smoke was too mild. Easy to drink and a smooth body.


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