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RATINGS: 547   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of smoked chilies, campfire, caramel and some chocolate. Flavor is smokey with bitter chocolate and some sweet caramel. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. This is really nice, I think itís an improvement on the regular version because you can actually get a decent smoke character. No real chili heat at all, just added smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle: Dark brown with auburn hues. Roasty nose with light smoke. The smokiness is toned down from the original, not really picking up on the chipotle. Less ash and more roast, some cocoa, but no peppers. Good, but I was expecting more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2012
12 oz bottle - purchased at Supermarket Liquors in FC. dark brown pour with a tan head. nice pepper / spice nose with a bit of smoke - the peppers donít overpower. med body with big spice notes, smoked malt and a hot (but not too hot) finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 8/30/12

Aroma: The aroma has lots of smoked malts/meat, burnt malts, and some peppery notes
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark drown color with a smooth froth of light brown head and heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor of the one, like the nose, is also heavy malty, with lots of roasted/burnt flavors, some medium-plus smoke, and, while not a ton of pepper, there is a little more pepper in the taste then the nose
Palate: It is medium bodied, has a somewhat creamy feel, soft carbonation, and a dry, roasty finish
Overall Impression: This one feels like a combination of a Porter and a Rauchbier with a light pepper presence thrown in. Overall, that style combination works pretty well here. Though the peppers are subtle, they still add a nice component to the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2190) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Almost black with a big beige head with substantial lacing. Rather mild aroma of smoke, chipotle, and roast. The taste is roasty and a little bitter, but the chipotle character is a little disappointing. Medium bodied, a little dry. Good, but I expected better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1374) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2012
This was good. It is the first beer Iíve had with peppers added that Iíve enjoyed. It is also a variation to an already great beer that truly stands apart from the original. Roasted malt on the aroma with a hint of spice. Really dark but not with an overly thick head. The taste has a strong roasted and smokey covering that is followed by an earthy roasted pepper that blends so well. It is the one taste they lasts before being covered by another sip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle. Deep, dark and brooding as this beer should be. Thereís a little bit of burning essence right up front. This drinks with a nice roasty base, the slight burn of the peppers augmenting well. Kind of a combo of good olí Rauch beer and a steady porter. (#4751, 8/28/2012)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Very good porter, with a slight hint of the pepper. Itís very subtle. The regular smoked porter is very roasty, dark, smooth, easy to to drink and with a light body. Itís very easy drinking. The chipotle is enters at the end of the palate and adds some slight pepper.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbastard (780) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Very black with tan head. Aromas are subtle smoke and roasted malts. The flavors are more robust, smoke upfront with burnt malts followed by peppers. The lite sting of the peppers move into the finish, leaving a spicy mouthfeel. This a fun beer and could have some real possibilities with food pairing

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4587) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Smoke and tree bark nose, savory, campfire. Clear cola pour, thick tan head, some lacing. Smoke flavor, with soot in the end. Thinnish mouthfeel. A slight sweetness that doesnít belong at all. Really no chipotles to be found. I have some issues with this one. Itís certainly not at the level of quality I expect from Stone. Didnít deliver on the peppers, has no body, and is a tad too sweet.


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