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RATINGS: 508   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!


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Smells of peppers and smoked malt. Pours dark brown with a red tint with a light brown head with ok lacing. Tastes of smoked malt and caramel with a light pepper spicyness. Mouthfeel is pretty chewy with medium carbonation. Overall this tastes pretty good and is well balanced but its not quite as good as the vanilla version in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2012
served at 45 degrees in a tulip. pour was milky black, about a half inch of head pillowed on top, some light lacing and retention. sweet and roasted with a hint of smoke and even smaller hint of chipotle. at first, i did not taste the chipotle, this beer needs to warm up to room temp. once it did, there was a very well integrated chipotle flavor. nice light spice combined with the smoke and sweetness. light and creamy, easy going. slight sting from the peppers. i dug it, it was tame IMO, but well executed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1272) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Deep, deep ruby red/black with a two-finger brown head that left a lattice down the side of the glass. Smoky malt aromas as expected, also a hint of coffee, caramel and hops and generous chili notes. Chipotle presence almost overwhlemed the nice coffee and chocolate flavors most evident on the tongue, and the smokiness lingered in the aftertaste. Full bodied, richer than most porters. Gimicky, but kind of fun, though no need to seek it out again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Like this way more than the vanilla one...just way more integrated and complimentary. Mostly the normal smoked porter but the earthiness of the chiles comes out some in the nose. Chipotle is just in the finish after the caramel malts, smoke, and hops. Works great together. Terrific with some Velvet Merlin braised brisket tacos.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Dark brown core with a thin white head. The nose shows the peppers and plenty of smoke. The palate is similar. One could call this one dimensional, but I really love Chipotle peppers and smoked flavors, so it is a dimension I appreciate. Highly carbonated, which adds a complex dimension to the vegetal smoky flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle from Papago. Pours dark brown with some garner colors when held up to the light. Great fluffy head that leaves nice sticky lacing. Aroma is chocolate, light smoke, fruity chili pepper. Medium bodied with a somewhat roasty finish. Pepper burn as the beer warms, but its very pleasant. This is a fantastic beer. I love the light heat and low abv, which makes this a beer that you could drink all night.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. Wasn’t sure how’d I’d like this beer since my previous beers with chipotle pepper have been somewhat of a disappointment. This however wasn’t in the slightest. The pepper flavor definitely gives this beer a nice peppery spice but nothing too wild or crazy. This is a still a nice creamy drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (941) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Pour is dark with minimal head. The aroma you do get a decent amount of peppers. The taste is actually pretty much that of a porter with very little pepper taste, but done right. A very good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2284) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle. Opaque, really dark brown/black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of smoke, smoked chili peppers, tobacco, earth, dark chocolate, ash and pumpernickel. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with nice smoke from the malt and the chipotles. Some light burn. The chipotles work really well with this beer. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. The chipotles really adds something extra to this beer. Certainly better than the original.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2012
12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour, small off white head. Smoke and peppers is the nose, but the taste hides a lot of the smoke, which helps the flavor a nice bite on the finish. It just beats the vanilla version.


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