TimsRatings (397) - - JUN 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh)
Dark brown with a touch of head. Aroma is smokey (yeah - quite a shocking statement about a smoked porter) with just a hint of pepper. The aroma is not bad.
The initial taste is of the classic Stone Smoked Porter, and then it goes to hell. The pepper burn (and a tiny bit of flavor) kicks in. But why? There is no
Synergy between the smoked porter and the chipotle. It is simply a burn that follows
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rajendra82 (946) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The dark brown body was clearer, and lighter looking than what I typically expect from the style, but it was nice looking, and had a one finger thick, beige colored head. The smell of the beer was quite smoky, and smelled like really dark roasted coffee mixed with caramel flavor. There wasn’t much chipotle pepper in the smell, but the flavor was right up front in the taste. It was a lot spicier than I was expecting, and the flavor of peppers was all over my tongue immediately. It was backed by semi sweet chocolate with hints of almond. The pepper never relented throughout the taste and lingered on in the finish. The beer felt thinner onn the palette than was the norm for the style, but when your tongue is on fire from the chili pepper, who cares. I love the peppery boldness of this brew.
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Price was right on this, so I popped. Not normally a smoke beer fan, but the original and the vanilla were two I liked, so what the hell. Dark dark brown pour with mocha head. Smell is roasted, smokey malts with a little bit of the vegetal pepper thing. Taste is big roast, char, a bit of campfire. A little bit of the pepper taste, but it comes more in the form of a backend heat. Pretty nice, but I like the vanilla and original better.
beerguy00 (42) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy-caramel color head. Black color but still picking up some light through it. Aroma of coffee and peppers, very smokey on the nose. Nice smokey flavor with rosted coffee and chocolate flavor with a some heat from the chipotle peppers coming through towards the back end. Medium bodied and very smooth with low carbonation. Great beer, and awesome expansion on their regular smoked porter.
Mrnoluv (145) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight coffee , but you can smell the peppers, great lacing and a nice head. But wow this beer starts after the swallow, that heat lingers well after the swallow, but it’s a good heat. Just wish it had a little more sweetness, if this was also vanilla, it would be perfect.
bnoel09 (416) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bomber into a Stone shaker glass. Dark cola brown with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is dark roasted malt with a lot of chocolate. Flavor is similar with a lot of roasty character, chocolate notes, and some definite spice. As others have said, not necessarily much pepper flavor, but definitely has some nice heat coming through. Medium bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel and a long finish with some lingering burn. Overall this is pretty good and above average for pepper beers I’ve had.
barn0216 (385) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Dark brown color with a reddish tone, not a lot of foam. Chocolate porter smell with a roasty spice on top, not too surprising. Flavor is similar, emphasis on the roast with a little heat. I don’t taste pepper per se. Ashy aftertaste. I like it but wouldn’t want more than a pint (says the guy with the bomber).
Panzuriel (1281) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Melt Bar and Grilled in Columbus Ohio. This beer pours a deep red brown with tan head of small bubbles. Nose is rich malt with a good smoky pepper edge. The taste is good roasted malt with an edge of smoked peppers. There is a definite burn of peppers with the repeated sips. The Body is smooth and silky. The finish is lingering burn.
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml brown bottle, bottleshare at Ferris’. Brown pour with a thin head and some spotty lace. Chocolate and raosty aroma with some spice. Taste has pepper and light smoke, roasty malts and some late heat in the throat. Just okay.
furthur (124) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pour. Clear coffee brown beer, dark cream colored head fades, decent lacing. Aroma is malt, dark fruit, coffee, and peppers. Taste is spice and peppers! Caramel, dark malt, and mildly sweet also feature, finish is spicy! Body is thin, carbonation fine, almost too much though. Now I need chips and salsa! I really like the heat in this!
PS: chips and salsa with this is perfect!