Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown beer with a small offwhite head. Chocolate and spices aroma. Chocolate, smokey and spicy flavour.
Sammy (7115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great porter, dark with large retained creamy head. Moderately smoked aroma. The mouthfeel is creamy. A substantive smoke taste, chocolate malt, the hot pepper in the background. Satisfying and enormously drinkable. From Lueken Liquors.
hivemind (663) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at VSK night at Blint Tiger back on 11/28/2013 with James, Streets, some others. Smells like burnt toast, overroasted coffee and pepper. Spicy pepper flavor. Pretty cool. Aroma carries it.
OmegaX (1001) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earthy, smokey, tannins, roast, chocolate, lightly spicey - great!
Chipalsa (1117) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared by OmegaX
Appearance - Clear brown, soft lacing, light bubbles
Aroma - Beef jerky, dark chocolate, soil
Taste - Earthy, peppery, cocoa
What an interesting porter... The combination of smokey, porter-earthiness and spicy peppers are a winner here. Great stuff.
BillWyce (539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Poured deep chocolatey brown with a 2-finger mocha-colored head. Very mild caramel aroma up front that quickly gives way to a peppery smoke aroma. Body is medium-to-full, somewhat oily, with a dry finish. Flavor is nutty and smoky, giving way to a mild-but-noticable note of the oil from the chipotles that mixes with the smoke to linger niceky on the tongue.
Ernest (5646) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), trace hops (resin), with notes of scorched/burnt peppers/vegetables, smoke/ashes, hospital, plastic/rubber. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly burning. Rated in the same session as the regular and Vanilla versions. By far the worst of the three, with some quite unpleasant off notes and a dirty aftertaste. A drain pour.
Ratman197 (7761) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, smoke, earthiness, light chipotle and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, smoke, cocoa, earthiness and light chipotle with a smooth dry lingering smokey cocoa finish. Step up the Chipotles man!
jgb9348 (4027) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a creamy, tan head about two centimetres tall. Aroma of peat - tons of it, earth, dirt, alcohol, mulch, cardboard and a hint of peppers - not much though. Medium-bodied; Earthy, peaty flavour with a mild note of spice, some pungent woodsy notes and a little sweetness at the end. Aftertaste shows mostly peat and mulchy herbal notes with a bit of soy sauce. Overall, a decent balance throughout, but the primary flavours are peat, more peat and earth - not a great porter in my book and one that really shouldn’t be sampled unless you liked Smoked beers a ton and want to try something new. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 04-August-2012 for US$2.69 sampled at home in Washington on 03-January-2013.
jhp40219 (148) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a imperial pint glass. Pours a dark brown with initially a massive tan head and a good amount of sticky lacing. Aroma of smoke, oak, malts and coffee. Taste is predominantly roasted malts and smoke with oak and a slight pepper burn backing it up. Medium body, slightly thick texture, medium carbonation. I have to say that I prefer this one to the Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans, but I perfer the regular old Stone Smoked Porter to both of them. But very good overall!