xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
served at 45 degrees in a tulip. pour was milky black, about a half inch of head pillowed on top, some light lacing and retention. sweet and roasted with a hint of smoke and even smaller hint of chipotle. at first, i did not taste the chipotle, this beer needs to warm up to room temp. once it did, there was a very well integrated chipotle flavor. nice light spice combined with the smoke and sweetness. light and creamy, easy going. slight sting from the peppers. i dug it, it was tame IMO, but well executed.
warhawk91 (291) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Mr_Pink_152 (503) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large bottle from BrewDog Nottingham. Deep black Brown colour with a lasting foamy tan head. The aroma certainly has the smoky heat from the chipotle chilli. Taste is chocolate and roast alts, with a deep warm smoky finish, that didn’t overpower the beer.
Busick (349) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love the pepper finish of this delicious smoked porter! Stone did a beautiful job with the heat of the peppers in this brew so that they don’t over power the taste of the smokiness!
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Whole Paycheck. Dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma slightly weak, roast, smoke, peppers. Roasty chipotle flavor. Dry with slight bitterness. Palate medium, maybe a tad watery. Good but not great.
KyotoLefty (6139) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Marciero. Wonderful nose of smoked malt and roasted peppers. Deep reddish-brown color. Great smoke flavor, peppers are hot but moreso are very flavorful and smoky, a bit like roasted red peppers. Still not my kind of thing, but this is well done.
stevoj (1956) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Brewer’s Haven. Pours inky black/muddy brown with small beige head. Faint pepper aroma on top of usual roasted malts. pepper becomes more apparent in the taste, with a little lingering spiciness on the tongue. Not quite as spicy as Crime, which is a good thing.
badwhale (345) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a medium to full brown, with a good tan head. It kinda smells like a bag of dog food. Like a grain, smokey smell. The peppers really come through. Too much. Light mouthfeel. Smokey, smokey malt flavor, but this doesn’t do it for me when you’re expecting a PORTER.
Bule (687) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a dark black color with a bit of head. Smokiness. Burning hot chili at the end that lingers.
Block (1313) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has the very distinctive Stone Smoked Porter aroma and initial flavor. There’s some consistency there. A bit of spice at the finish. Not too much but just enough for you to know there is a hot addition. This beer complimented a meal very well.
Lukaduke (1992) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly translucent umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Lots of earthy smokey pepper, light chocolate, some roasted malt. Palate follows with nice balance of smoke spice and bitterness . Nice carbonation on the mouthfeel and a long complex finish. What I was hoping for when I saw it hit the shelf.... So much more integration of peppers I than the heavy handed vanilla version!