darb85 (177) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoked goodness. Smooth.Olive nose. Smokey lead. Then a strong punch of peppers. Big fan
Alpha10 (466) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014/12/02 - Pours a clear, dark brown-amber colour with a frothy, khaki head that quickly reduces. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and sweet toasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate, semi sweet malts, roasted coffee, smoke and a hint of spicy peppers. Mouthfeel is medium with mildly biting carbonation. Finish is dry and mildly bitter with a touch of chili heat. Nice balance between semi sweet malt, smoke and spicy peppers.
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Metalchopz (2713) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stone limited summer edition purchased in Vermont. Pours a deep brown-copper colour with a creamy beige head, great retention and lots of lacing. Sweet malty aromas with some mild roasted one in the background and light spicy spices. Hints of dark fruits. The taste is where you feel the chipotle peppers with some mild spicy warm feeling in the finish. Not sweet for the rest, but just light roasted malts. Wish I would of tried this one fresher as it seems milder, but overall another great brew from Stone.
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some of the smoke in the aroma. Lots of roast and smoke in the flavor with the chipotle peppers coming in later and staying on the tongue.
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skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. What an incredible brew. Everything the Smoked Porter is already with an incredible and balanced chipotle backing throughout the whole brew. Spicy finish. Delicious.
chris_cheyenne (1) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet soft taste with a subtle spiciness from the peppers! Dark pre. Dessert porter, delicious! Needs maybe a little more heat...
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear dark brown with small brownish head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, light sweetness, notes of chili. Complex flavor, roasted malt, smoked, dark chocolate, some chili notes,dry moderate sweetness and bitterness. Light carbonation. Medium-bodied. Excellent.
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"the aroma is great...smokey with a hint of spice, and all the porter roastiness still intact. the flavor, especially the finish was a little too strong for me - all smoke and pepper, no poter, but overall it was a unique brew worth trying. definitely mellower in the bottle (2012) but the aroma is not as awesome.
asheft (2776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red fruit, vegetal pepper, and slightly phenolic wood smoke aroma. Clear ruby black under a lasting off-white cover. Fairly dry, roasted barley vanilla flavour that is quickly followed by smoky, spicy, vegetable-y peppers. Moderate carbonation, moderate to medium bitterness, smooth and spicy.
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - OCT 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on tap in a snifter
Appearance – The beer is served a deep-deep brown color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of sweeter aromas of chocolate and caramel as well as some nice hits of roasted malt and chocolate with a little bit of a more vanilla and brown sugar like smell. While it is the chipotle variety it has very little of it in the nose with just a hint of heat from the peppers detected in the smell. While not much hot pepper the smell is rather delicious.
Taste – While the nose shows very little chipotle, the mouth shows much more. The taste begins with a drier roasted malt flavor with roast and toast and a little bit of caramel and brown sugar sweetness. As the taste advances the chocolate flavors pick up a bit, but with a loss of much of the sweetness. All the while a light heat of chipotle pepper comes to the tongue. This flavor really starts to pick it up toward the end all while the sweeter flavors fade. With the dwindling of the sweet and the increase in the chipotle one is left with a slightly lingering burn on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the mix of darker and spicier flavors of the brew the more moderate ground is rather nice and creates a decent base for the brew.
Overall – Ah a somewhat decent porter, but the hot pepper sorta throws me off and makes it not really a nice sipping brew and not one I will come back to. I much prefer the standard or the vanilla over this, but if you like spicy things then this may be up your alley.