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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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3359) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
New Beer Distributors, NY 12oz ($3.75): Pours pretty near black with a tan head. Aroma is slight smoke, roast malts, and, perhaps, a hint of peppers. Taste is nice and sharp. The chipotle peppers add a nice undertone, along with a bit of fire throughout. The chocolate flavors are really nice. ’Tis easy to drink and brings a bunch of flavor. Body is not as light as some of the reviews suggest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1903) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 28, 2014
On tap 4 oz. sampler at R.D.F. in Gallery Place, Washington, DC. Clear, ruby mahogany with a creamy khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of smokey roasted malt, chocolate, chipotle and some earthy notes. Taste of chocolate, hot and flavorful smoked chili peppers, roasted malt, smokiness and caramel. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. Really great chipotle flavor that blends well with the smokey chocolate malt flavors. Too spicy hot to drink very often, but it sure is a tasty occasional brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6730) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle during the IoW Jolly, thanks to Colin. It pours deep ruby with a small white head. The nose is toasty, peppery spice, cocoa,milk chocolate, smoke, caramel and treacle. The taste is roasted malt, spicy, earthy, mild acidity, some bitterness, pepper, smoke and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Alright, but not as much depth as I had hoped for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (382) - Westland, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
A bit lacking in the heat for me, but I was hoping for a solid burn. The nose is a somewhat smokey malt. A decent, smooth and tasty porter. An interesting offer by Stone, one I may buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (493) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours dark brown, black in the glass, with a medium wheat-colored head, excellent retention, very fine lacing. Smoke, coffee, and toast aromas, with hints of chili, and grass. Medium body, velvety smooth. Mild to medium initial sweetness, mild to medium bitter finish with an even longer lingering chipotle spiciness that gets slowly hotter as you drink. Well balanced. Nothing is overdone, it all comes together beautifully. Easily the best chili beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1512) - Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2014
22 oz bottle- Pours black with red highlights in the light and a one finger light tan head that reduces leaving a blanket. Aroma is dark roasted malts, smoke, spicy finish that could be more pronounced (to be fair to the beer there could never be enough chipotle in the aroma or taste for me personally). Taste is nice and smoky, strong roasted malts, mellow heat burn that slowly builds with each sip, dry fair amount of bitterness that really balances out the malt. Much better than the smoked porter with vanilla beans which was way too sweet for me, very much enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1934) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2014
A brown body with a tan head, that had nice retention. Some chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma a nice presence of chipotle and a bit of peat. Flavor had good balance between dark chocolate and roasted coffee malts. Chipotle came through in the finish, very tasty. Smoke was too mild. Easy to drink and a smooth body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2290) - JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
Really needs more heat. This is a good porter, light on the smoke with some tingly chipolte in the finish. I think I prefer the original though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3340) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Brown,lasting beige head.Lightly peppery nose.Light roast with medium spicy peppers in palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (742) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Poured from 22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with amber tint and tan head. Roasted malt, smoky aroma with some pepper. Flavor is roasted malt with some smokiness and some cocoa. Nice smoky chipotle pepper flavor in finish. Nice spicy pepper heat in finish. The heat lingers. Really nice . Usually when I get a beer with pepper in it I’m disappointed with the heat but Stone delivered with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (800) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Draft at Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD. Served in a snifter glass, deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma of smoke, hot pepper, chocolate and a earthy note. Taste adds notes of coffee, some nuttiness, mildest peppery burn and earthy hop bitterness. Light-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, oily, soft with roasty peppery finish. Very nice peppery porter.

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