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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Dark brown with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast, smoked malts, and some greenish chipotle pepper. Taste was roasty, with some cocoa, and smoke, and just a touch of spicy pepper in the finish. Really nice, glad the pepper wasnít overdone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Again, hoping for more...chocolate, bit of coffee, char and chipotle. Hint of heat, pepper, and brownie. Medium mouthfeel. Very average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2012
12oz bottle from Beverage World. Peekskill, NY. A match made in heaven. Deep brown pour with a this whispy head. Great flavor all around. A fine balance of spicy goodness. yeaaaaa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (661) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours pitch black with medium sized beige head. Aroma is hot pepper and roasted malt. Tastes like coffee with full bodied mouthfeel, bit of spicy pepper comes across the tongue and is present in the finish. Nicely done; canít decide which I like better, this or the Vanilla Bean!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Found a bottle at a shop in Boston. Deep, dark brown, with a smallish tan head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, dry roast, and smoke. The chipotles really make an appearance -- this is no background ingredient. They blend with the chocolate and brown sugar in the flavor, giving this an almost mole-like quality. A handful of sips in, and your mouth will start to tingle -- lovely effect with this sweet and smooth a brew. Iím not sure Iíd opt for this variation with any regularity, but once in a while, this is a really nice change from the normal smoked porter. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Horrid when itís too cold -- nothing but an off bitterness comes through. But once it warms up a bit everything swings into balance. Not at all hot but the peppers and the sweeter chocolatey malt combine into almost a molť flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Dark black color with a dirty tan head. Toasty malt and chipoltle are evident in the nose. The taste is dark toasted wheat and chipoltle. The body is full and I canít tell if the pleasant burn is from the alcohol or the peppers. Some smokiness creeps in every other sip either from the smoked malt or the peppers or both. Its a hot beer to be sure. The finish is a little chalky, not too uncharacteristic of some porters.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Well this bottle was a letdown to me. Dark brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is smoke, copper metallic notes, roasted malt and maybe a hint of peppers. Flavor is metallic, roasted malt, char, smoke and where are the peppers and heat?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2012
bottle. sweaty burnt malt in the nose resembles soil, firewood char and roast, while the yeast seems pasty, minerallic and chalky. peppers are seemingly absent, though they may be blurred by the smoked malt, when you would think they would play a bigger part. medium body thinning late. rough malt texture with chalky / pasty yeast, as usual with Stone. mild tingling chile heat and acid in the finish. pretty boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1003) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a rocky off white head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, hot cocoa and chipotle. The flavor shows a mild spiciness that is well balanced out by chocolate from the malts. This beer could benefit from a little more body however at 5.9% ABV itís packed full of flavor and Iím not complaining.

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