Bgarnreiter (53) - Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black porter. Smells like a typical porter with some smokey and sweet tones. Tastes chocolate and coffee with a lot of smoke, and an after taste of heat.
TipsyMcStager (1127) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoky aroma, the peppers aren’t really there in the aroma. Pours dark black with a thin head. Smoky flavour combined with choco malts and some coffee bitterness. The peppers aren’t overdone, and basically come in at the end to give it a mild hot finish. Not something you’d drink all night, but interesting and well executed.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bostons Bistro & Pub
Aroma is mild but contains smoke and small hints of tabasco. The flavor is a pretty damn good balance of roasted malts and smoked chipotle peppers. The finish has a tang and lingers with a slight spiciness. Pretty damn good and better than the vanilla bean porter.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at barley house, Algonquin... Pours a dark cola hue with a thin t medium light beige head that is quick to dissipate... Aroma of a light smoke and roast alongside the standard porter qualities...Flavors are smokey upfront with a subservient chocolate undertone. Chipotle comes into play mid-palate and extends through the finish and adds a modicum, yet noticeable, level of peppery heat. Medium bodied overall with fair carbonation to boot. Way better than the vanilla incarnation. Decent.
Dogbrick (7095) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas. Pours nearly black with a brownish tint. Medium foamy beige head that dissipates slowly. Large sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Smoky malt aroma with peppers in the background. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, smoke and moderately hot peppers. The finish is smoky with a lingering peppery burn left behind. Overall the chipotle complements the original beer very well. I wouldn’t drink this all night but it was a pretty good experience.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Churchkey.
Pours near black with almost.no head or lacing. Nose brings forward a pretty good amount of chipotle alongside some roasted malt and hints of coffee. Smoke in the background. Taste brings the peppers forward while the smoke and roast characteristics remain in the background. Good feel--I like he heat on this. Drinkability is okay given the distinctiveness of some of the flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-05-2010
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty beverage. Pours clearish brown with a thin white head that leaves specks of lace. Smells earthy and lightly roasty with barely a hint of what’s to come. Tastes roasty and sweet right up front but the peppers kick in half way through and burn through the finish. Nice. Interesting, couldn’t drink a pint but whatever. Medium body, good carbonation.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Stone’s Smoked Chiporter displays a reasonably clear, dark brown body capped by a modest bone white head.
Smell: Includes all of the fine cocoa, coffee, and smoke notes I’d infer from the base smoked porter, as well as some well-integrated earthy, spicy chipotle accents.
Taste: A start of dark maltiness with the usual tastes of cocoa, mellow Breakfast Blend coffee, and lightly smokey character. Restrained sweetness. Slight, subtle pepper taste like a small spoonful of chipotle in adobo sauce. It makes itself known without getting unruly or morphing into anything like the Cave Creek Chili Beer. Modest amount of chile heat lingering in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: With the standard Smoked Porter and the Vanilla Bean version, I really must dare myself to try and stop chugging them down. With this one, well, one was more than enough.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours black with a medium-small, fizzy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (nutty, bread, chocolate), average hops (woody), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of smoke and chipotle. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, nutty, caramel), average hops (woody, spicy), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of prune, smoke, and chipotle. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Roasty and smoky aroma with some light peppery notes. the flavor has roasted malts, smoke, a light sweetness, and some peppery heat. Decent.