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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3243) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
bottle. notes of milk duds, doughy milk chocolate, subtle salmoned smoke. taste is cream, milk chocolate, light roast, with a faint ancho heat on the back of the mouth. smoke and pepper are definitely present, but not in your face, nor terribly interesting. but the beer is likely more drinkable as a result of the modest smoke and pepper additions. pretty good. would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwm1034 (633) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Shared 12 oz bottle with Sherm1016....thanks! Pours dark brown with thin tan head...fades quickly. The head fades quickly but the powerful taste does not. The peppers do not dominate but rather add to the flavor....but it is still hot! It is the PALATE where this beer shines....it definitely is a warm feeling on the tongue and roof of my mouth. Great in the right place and time...but not for that "right after mowing the lawn on a hot day" type of event.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1130) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2012
12oz bottle from Binnyís Lakeview, split with dwm1034. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is light, smokey, chocolate. Medium on the palate with light, soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, smokey, a little bit of pepper heat, with a light smokey finish. Definitely a little muted in bothe the nose and the flavor, but tasty. The pepper is a light accent on the finish, and isnít too overpowering. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2605) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, short retention, beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, brown (SRM 30) body....nose is smoke, hints of coffee, chocolate.....taste is smoke, coffee, light but lingering Chipotle smokey heat.....mouth feel medium, carbonation low. This is a well done beer. Usually chile is used with an over heavy hand the result being a uni-dimensional product. The Chipotle was done just enough to allow the other aromas and flavors to participate. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours near black with a dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a light note of pepper but is mainly full of roasted malts with a backing note of smoke. Flavor starts with roastedvmalys and smoke but finishes with a nice bit of heat from the pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark brown witha tan pin stripe. Pouring aggressive and swirling didnít help any with the head.

Aroma: Roasted smokey dark malt, smoked ancho and ashes.

Taste: Roasted malt, fresh pepper, smokey chipotle, and a little bit of celery.

Mouthfeel: Medium. Scratchy.

Overall: A really good combo of flavors. Iíve tried this over the years here in So Cal, and this particular batch was pretty dialed in. Iíve had it where the chipotle is really intense. If you are looking for heat, you wonít find that much of itit, but you will get the roasted smokey flavors of the chipotle and some scratchiness going down the hatch. I like this better than original Stone Smoked Porter but not as much as Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
o_Merlin_o (175) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Purchased both the smoked porter with vanilla bean and one with chipotle, as a comparison. Pours a creamy dark, rich head. Light smoky flavoring (wish it was more pronounced). Chipotle is fairly light but pleasant. All together, not a very exciting beer. Better than the vanilla version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle brought by ck1 and shared with him - thanks bro! Pours brown with reddish tints. Aroma has smoked chipolte pepper, with underlying faint malts. Taste is of chipolte peppers with some porter presence underneath. Finishes dry. Chipolte overwhelms everything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
The pour is dark brown with a moderately full, pale tan, creamy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves scattered, drippy lace. The nose is pleasantly dark chocolatey and toasty caramel, some dark breads, light smoke notes, light roast, and faint pepper noticed in the nose. The flavor is similar but more pepper prominent; chocolate and toasted caramel quickly give way to some roast, smoke, and smoky chipotle notes. The bitterness is moderate and heat is fairly minimal but it does start to develop a meaty character. The palate is more than moderate, mildly warm (from the peppers), silky but dry, and nearly lively. The finish is dry, smoky, and roasty with mild heat and chocolate diminishing. Not really my style of beer but the smoke and the peppers were never overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle from BevMo. Strong roasty nose with a good bit of smoke. Smokey and hot. Pretty spicy. Really flavorful.

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