LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is smoky and peppery while the pour is a thick black color with a thin off white brownish head. Flavor is similar to a nice coffee porter with a hint of spiciness. delicious!
bnokk (288) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE - looks really dark to start, but itís surprisingly light when held to the light.
NOSE - initially chili pepper. Resolves to maltiness.
FLAVOR - As the beer warms the chili peppers really come through. Great finish warm or cold.
NOTES - perhaps the best chili pepper beer that Iíve tried.
shigadeyo (3345) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mole aroma... Smoky chipotle and suggestions of chocolate. Deep brown color, small beige head. Malt syrup, slightly sweet up front, moves toward some chipotle pepper, smoke, and a touch of chocolate. Even, moderate chili heat in the back of the throat. Medium body. When frsh, this treatment of the Atone Smoked Porter was AMAZING. It?s still good, but the pepper is definitely fading fast both in flavor and heat. Arguably more drinkable now, but I really love chipotle and this was the beat one thus far.
Desverger (4593) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared@Fermentoren, Copenhagen (09/04/2015) - dark brown pour with beige head. Roasted malty aroma and taste, some chocolate, toffeish, some warming chilli and pepper spicy bite with some smokey nuances on the palate. Interesting.
caesar (5878) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ WWT IV, small sample. Slight hazy light brown color, short frothy head. Aroma has bit light toffee notes, bell pepper and chipotle, slight smoked. Bit sweet in taste, slight roast. Soft peppery finish. Base beer hardly recognizable and seems to be quite thin, which is not what I remember of it.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ WWT. Aroma is chocolate, roast, liquorice, pepper, smoke and malt. Flavour is choclate and liquorice at first, then instantly chipotle pepper burn, then some caramel, then more chipotle. Nice.
deanso (6945) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at WWT IV.
Thin off white head. Clear dark amber pour. Subtle spiciness. Lingers in the aftertaste
MrHangover (3488) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ WWT IV, courtesy of me, thnx to bytemesis for sending me this. Pours a dark brown beer with a medium sized, off white head on top. Aroma is slight roasty, peppery, slight smokey. Flavor is mildly sweet with a very mild pepper sensation in the back end. The base beer is a bit faded by the peppers, but unfortunately the peppers are very mild as well. Still decent, but expected much better.
Maakun (1867) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at WWT tasting. Dark reddish brown with small off white head. Smoke, old coffee, some moldy cocoa beans, chili burn in the finish. Medium bodied. Iím not a big fan of smoked beers and this is no exception.
kermis (7695) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at WWT IV. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, caramel, toffee, light fruity peppers and a touch of chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a big chilli burn in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.