kevinator (2867) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2012
This was good. It is the first beer I’ve had with peppers added that I’ve enjoyed. It is also a variation to an already great beer that truly stands apart from the original. Roasted malt on the aroma with a hint of spice. Really dark but not with an overly thick head. The taste has a strong roasted and smokey covering that is followed by an earthy roasted pepper that blends so well. It is the one taste they lasts before being covered by another sip. Braudog (6902) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle. Deep, dark and brooding as this beer should be. There’s a little bit of burning essence right up front. This drinks with a nice roasty base, the slight burn of the peppers augmenting well. Kind of a combo of good ol’ Rauch beer and a steady porter. (#4751, 8/28/2012) dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Very good porter, with a slight hint of the pepper. It’s very subtle. The regular smoked porter is very roasty, dark, smooth, easy to to drink and with a light body. It’s very easy drinking. The chipotle is enters at the end of the palate and adds some slight pepper. beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Very black with tan head. Aromas are subtle smoke and roasted malts. The flavors are more robust, smoke upfront with burnt malts followed by peppers. The lite sting of the peppers move into the finish, leaving a spicy mouthfeel. This a fun beer and could have some real possibilities with food pairing obguthr (6831) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Smoke and tree bark nose, savory, campfire. Clear cola pour, thick tan head, some lacing. Smoke flavor, with soot in the end. Thinnish mouthfeel. A slight sweetness that doesn’t belong at all. Really no chipotles to be found. I have some issues with this one. It’s certainly not at the level of quality I expect from Stone. Didn’t deliver on the peppers, has no body, and is a tad too sweet.
TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Black bodied with a medium, frothy tan head. Aroma is smoky and peppery but kind of smells like roasted malt, spicy smoked meat and pepperjack cheese rolled into one. Taste is smokey with more roasted malt, soft peppery spices and heat, smoked meat notes, faint coffee and fainter chocolate. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a pleasant mild warmth from the peppers. Finishes with more roasted malt, smoke, smoked meat notes, hot peppers, spice and light coffee. Alfonzo (15) - Alabama, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Extremely dark with a thick tour head. Strong smoke flavor with a subtle kick in the aftertaste gramity (1706) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
RBAG Summer Session 2012. Pours black with a thick and steady light beige head. nose is fairly muted, some light vanilla, cocoa, smoke, very mild chipotle. Flavor shows a bit more of the pepper but again it’s very subtle. Medium bodied, maybe a tad over carbonated with minimal smoke and roast. Kinda bland, but drinkable. PorterPounder (8363) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Portland, Or - John’s Marketplace - 12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan colored head that leaves a light trail of lacing. Aroma has some light chocolate accents, a bit of potting soil and a very faint trace of the peppers if you try really hard. Flavor has some nice smoky chocolate accents, some earthy potting soil and the chipotle peppers come through nicely in the finish and produce a satisfyng burn. Nice thick mouthfeel. Pretty solid, but not quite as over the top as I was expecting. anders37 (27621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty smoky spicy aroma. Roasted malty smoky spicy chili flavor with hitns of chocolate. Has a roasted malty smoky spicy chili finish with hints of caramel and chocolate.