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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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours an opaque dark brown with a 2 finger khaki head. The head doesn’t hang around too long but leaves nice lacing on the glass. The smokey aroma has nice notes of roasted coffee beans and chocolate, with the slightest hint of pepper. The taste leans more towards the smokey side as well. Has a nice roasted quality with a touch of heat. Tastes like it just came off the grill. The heat kind of lingers in the mouth. Feels a bit strange, but I’m definitely enjoying it. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle, dark brown with some tan foam , aroma is chalky coffee, flavor is more green pepper and some metallic roast , light almost watery finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (860) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Dark chocolate in color, or, better yet, black mud. cream head, moderate texture, thin. Aroma is a bbq dry tannin-filled smokiness with leather, light coffee, and hints of chilis. Body is medium, but with a heavy blanket of moderate texture, prickly carbonation, making it feel a bit lighter. Flavor is woody coffee, light dry smoke, and only hints of pepper, light malt sweetness. Refreshing hop bitterness. Delicious, perhaps better than the vanilla; I’d have a touch time imagining it being better (it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had it.) Certainly better than any other pepper beer I’ve had, especially the two I’ve attempted to brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1425) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
First off, I am a fan of the basic Stone Smoked Porter. I like this beer too. I don’t get a lot of heat from the chipotles, but chipotle is a smoky pepper. So this is kind of a smoky, smoked beer. That said, I really enjoyed it. Nice chocolate aroma with some light smoke. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish. Go Stone!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pours dark brown-black with a moderate, tan head. Aroma definitely has some of the smoke and brine of chipotle peppers along with some coffee, toast, and dark chocolate. Nice start. Flavor is more akin to the original beer with plenty of toast, coffee, light smoke, and dark chocolate, but the finish is where the spice is felt and the pepper flavor is tasted. There’s still an earthy hoppiness along with coffee, peat smoke, and toast flavors, but it’s got a difference too. Medium bodied and easy to drink. I think chipotles are a wonderful ingredient when the spice doesn’t overpower the dish they’re in, and that’s case here. Integrated flavor and tasteful use of spice. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a large foamy brown head. Notes of bacon, smoke, chocolate, donuts, chilis, and ash. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle... Poured deep dark, near black with a thick, beige/tan head. Nose had roast with a trace of smoke. More smoke was evident in the flavor with a hunt of peppers and spice. Mild to no heat from the peppers. Clean and nice finish. Roast, light malt sweetness and low bitterness. Nice acting smoked beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours out a moderate brown color with little to no head. Aroma is of smoky chipotle, light chocolate, and some spicy notes. Taste is the smokier side of the chipotle, chocolate, light earthy smoke and not a whole lot of heat...nice beer, but I was looking for a lot more of the heat of the peppers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
12oz bottle 8/11/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-50° in English Pint-Pours black with ruby tints with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, coffee, and peppers. Taste of smoke, malt, coffee, chocolate, and pepper. I wish this medium bodied brew had a bit more pepper taste but this is still well balanced and quite tasty. Nice job.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1106) - Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Pours black with a nice tan head. Fades away with age. Aroma is light pepper. Flavor has chocolate, smoke, and pepper spice. Finish is nice with just a little ash.


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