Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bomber into pint glass. The aroma is a bit disagreeable, with a pungent pepper and smoke flavor that is less appetizing than it is foul. The flavor is solid though. Moderate smoke with a mild spicy bite. I would like it to be hotter, but it was still hotter than I expected. Though the beer is kinda straightforward and not very complex, it executes what it sets out to do.
Kavu (2656) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 fl. oz. on tap @ The Lower Depths. Pours very dark brown with a low off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoked ham and chipotle. Flavor is roasted malts, smoked ham and lots of chipotle in flavor and burn. Good balance. One of the best chili-beers I’ve ever had.
darb85 (128) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoked goodness. Smooth.Olive nose. Smokey lead. Then a strong punch of peppers. Big fan
Alpha10 (394) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014/12/02 - Pours a clear, dark brown-amber colour with a frothy, khaki head that quickly reduces. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and sweet toasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate, semi sweet malts, roasted coffee, smoke and a hint of spicy peppers. Mouthfeel is medium with mildly biting carbonation. Finish is dry and mildly bitter with a touch of chili heat. Nice balance between semi sweet malt, smoke and spicy peppers.
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Metalchopz (2511) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stone limited summer edition purchased in Vermont. Pours a deep brown-copper colour with a creamy beige head, great retention and lots of lacing. Sweet malty aromas with some mild roasted one in the background and light spicy spices. Hints of dark fruits. The taste is where you feel the chipotle peppers with some mild spicy warm feeling in the finish. Not sweet for the rest, but just light roasted malts. Wish I would of tried this one fresher as it seems milder, but overall another great brew from Stone.
BazookaJoe (270) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some of the smoke in the aroma. Lots of roast and smoke in the flavor with the chipotle peppers coming in later and staying on the tongue.
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skoisirius (1818) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. What an incredible brew. Everything the Smoked Porter is already with an incredible and balanced chipotle backing throughout the whole brew. Spicy finish. Delicious.
chris_cheyenne (1) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet soft taste with a subtle spiciness from the peppers! Dark pre. Dessert porter, delicious! Needs maybe a little more heat...
rayaron (526) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear dark brown with small brownish head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, light sweetness, notes of chili. Complex flavor, roasted malt, smoked, dark chocolate, some chili notes,dry moderate sweetness and bitterness. Light carbonation. Medium-bodied. Excellent.
slowrunner77 (6543) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"the aroma is great...smokey with a hint of spice, and all the porter roastiness still intact. the flavor, especially the finish was a little too strong for me - all smoke and pepper, no poter, but overall it was a unique brew worth trying. definitely mellower in the bottle (2012) but the aroma is not as awesome.