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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark brown witha tan pin stripe. Pouring aggressive and swirling didn’t 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. I’ve tried this over the years here in So Cal, and this particular batch was pretty dialed in. I’ve had it where the chipotle is really intense. If you are looking for heat, you won’t 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoboKy (1) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
woody, toast, black, minimal head, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish Decent spiciness, but when compared to other spicy beers I’ve had (Mexican Cake), very uninteresting otherwise

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
You know, I go on and on about hating novelty ingredients in beers but sometimes, over time, one of these novelties will eventually be used subtly enough that it becomes a legitimate ingredient that good brewers use to brew good beer. Hot peppers are one of these ingredients and Stone is one of these brewers. This is a deep brown brew w/ a small head of off white foam. The nose is mildly smokey--sort of a peaty Scotch thing--w/ some roasted notes as well. This tastes mildly smokey with a solid chocolatey malt backbone. It is mildly sweet which works w/ the tinge of fruity chipotle heat in the finish and its texture is a bit oily w/ medium carbonation. The pepper here is subtly done--very much there but in no way overpowering--and used in a context where it compliments the other ingredients. I can deal w/ a beer like this if only for a change of pace every here and there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (305) - - JUL 12, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear brown with 1 inch of beige foam that settle to a medium wisp with spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, and chipotle heat. Flavor is same with lingering chipotle finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice to try, but a bit hot for my taste - maybe best to share.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Howlader (700) - - JUL 11, 2014
On draught at Bier Baron for a tap takeover at the end of the week of SAVOR.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chispas (4) - - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
This beer is delicious! Full roasty porter with the perfect amount of spicy kick from the peppers. Had a bit more kick than I was expecting but it was subtle and finished nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at the Gingerman. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Mild chili aromas. Some serious heat in the finish. Mild smoke and dark roasted malt notes. That chili will kick you In the ding ding. Average body. Good mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Tasted at Jason’s anti-Homebrew-Club gathering. It poured a very dark reddish-brown colour with huge beige foam, long-lasting with lace. It starts as a tasty modern American-style porter: bready, toasty, roasty, hints of fruit, chocolate, coffee, and a relatively dry finish. But a cool blend of smoky chili peppers and smoky malt sweetness creep-up at the end. Nowhere near as spicy as Stone Crime & Punishment, but more balanced and drinkable. Some of the other guys complained it wasn’t smoky enough, wasn’t spicy enough, wasn’t sweet enough, but those were the exact reasons I enjoyed it so much. Imaginative, well-crafted and extremely tasty.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chadski4 (96) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Very unpleasant aroma. Bitter almost leather smell. Speckled, light brown and smallish head. Dissipates fairly quickly. Smoked peppers are definitely present but not overdone. Like the lingering spiciness on the lips. I appreciate the effort, but ultimately would rather eat chipotle peppers than drink them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (1746) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pours the deepest mahogany into the glass, with a beige head that diminishes over time, leaving ring lace. The nose is of smoke and nice roasted malts. smokey-sweet caramel meets a finish of nice chipotle pepper spice. The capsaicin is not overdone in the finish, making for a nice quaff to a summer brew. Very even keel, this is very drinkable even in the warmest of weather. Great job!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (293) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bomber. Pour is deep black with a light tan head Aroma is dark chocolate, caramel, a hint of coffee and spice. Taste is chocolate and coffee with a slight vanilla note. Back end has the chipotle and the smokey malt. The peppers are very subtle but at the same time very detectable. Good version of this beer, good for sitting around a campfire.

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