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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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle... Black ale with a small, creamy, khaki head and decent staying power. The bouquet is nutty and lightly smoky with undertones of dark chocolate and earthy smoked peppers. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is carbonic, burnt and lightly bitter. Good balance overall. Subtle charcoal and pepper finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2012
bottle from Lizardville RR - nose is peppery but more that burnt chipotle smell rather than true hot peppers, after 6oz my mouth was tingling and iím glad I only had 6oz to drink.. not a gut burner but a nice addition, still prefer the vanilla

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
So, I didnít like this as much as the vanilla bean, but I donít think it was any less masterfully done. Not so much chipotle flavor as some heat in the finish, but done in such a way that this is still a delicious porter, not some novelty beer. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3829) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep brown to black with a small tan head that dissipates with some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, coffee and just a touch of chili aroma. Taste is roasted malt, smoke, with a bit of chili coming on in the middle and lingering to the finish. No real heat though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (4532) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a dark ruby with large creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is smoke roast and chipotle. Medium mouthfeel with dry smoke and chipotle with light chocolate and lingering dry smoke finish. A good variation of the smoked porter.

1.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle shared with the drainage rocks beside my house. Drank half of this while enjoying a cigar. Poured the other half into the rocks beside my house. Looks like regular smoked porter, even has a similar odor. Taste is very different. The first few sips seem to be very good, refreshing, thick, with some odd flavor. After that it gets spicy and in turn nasty. I love spicy food; i currently have 4 habanero varieties growing in the back yard. I prefer spicy flavors in my food, not my drinks. A drainpour for me. Even my driveway hated it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (781) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Tan frothy head. Aroma isnít particularly smokey nor peppery. Initial flavor is of the smoke. However, the peppers build up on the back end, yet not overly overpowering. Normally I donít go in for chipotle, but this isnít half bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11351) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average to large brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy chocolate smoke malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark pepper roasted smoked flavor with a medium spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex standout beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Like any good beer connoisseur would do, Iím trying the Chipotle version of Stoneís contentions porter series. Really enjoying this one, and the pepper hits pretty hard on the back end. When itís all said and done, I think I just like their "everyday" smoked porter the best.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2012
12 oz. bottle from BevMo - Pours a clear brown color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is light smoke and faint peppers. Flavor is lightly roasted malt, smoke, and a hint of peppers. Not much heat. Medium body. A nice beer.


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