egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Again, hoping for more...chocolate, bit of coffee, char and chipotle. Hint of heat, pepper, and brownie. Medium mouthfeel. Very average.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
smaynard6000 (661) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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?
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
dogfish120love (1003) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.