blutt59 (6565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle, dark brown with some tan foam , aroma is chalky coffee, flavor is more green pepper and some metallic roast , light almost watery finish PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Dark chocolate in color, or, better yet, black mud. cream head, moderate texture, thin. Aroma is a bbq dry tannin-filled smokiness with leather, light coffee, and hints of chilis. Body is medium, but with a heavy blanket of moderate texture, prickly carbonation, making it feel a bit lighter. Flavor is woody coffee, light dry smoke, and only hints of pepper, light malt sweetness. Refreshing hop bitterness. Delicious, perhaps better than the vanilla; I’d have a touch time imagining it being better (it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had it.) Certainly better than any other pepper beer I’ve had, especially the two I’ve attempted to brew. TChrome (1480) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
First off, I am a fan of the basic Stone Smoked Porter. I like this beer too. I don’t get a lot of heat from the chipotles, but chipotle is a smoky pepper. So this is kind of a smoky, smoked beer. That said, I really enjoyed it. Nice chocolate aroma with some light smoke. Taste is sweet with a bitter finish. Go Stone!!! RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pours dark brown-black with a moderate, tan head. Aroma definitely has some of the smoke and brine of chipotle peppers along with some coffee, toast, and dark chocolate. Nice start. Flavor is more akin to the original beer with plenty of toast, coffee, light smoke, and dark chocolate, but the finish is where the spice is felt and the pepper flavor is tasted. There’s still an earthy hoppiness along with coffee, peat smoke, and toast flavors, but it’s got a difference too. Medium bodied and easy to drink. I think chipotles are a wonderful ingredient when the spice doesn’t overpower the dish they’re in, and that’s case here. Integrated flavor and tasteful use of spice. Good stuff. ilovedarkbeer (2742) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a large foamy brown head. Notes of bacon, smoke, chocolate, donuts, chilis, and ash. Interesting.
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle... Poured deep dark, near black with a thick, beige/tan head. Nose had roast with a trace of smoke. More smoke was evident in the flavor with a hunt of peppers and spice. Mild to no heat from the peppers. Clean and nice finish. Roast, light malt sweetness and low bitterness. Nice acting smoked beer. pineypower (3344) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Pours out a moderate brown color with little to no head. Aroma is of smoky chipotle, light chocolate, and some spicy notes. Taste is the smokier side of the chipotle, chocolate, light earthy smoke and not a whole lot of heat...nice beer, but I was looking for a lot more of the heat of the peppers. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
12oz bottle 8/11/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-50° in English Pint-Pours black with ruby tints with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, coffee, and peppers. Taste of smoke, malt, coffee, chocolate, and pepper. I wish this medium bodied brew had a bit more pepper taste but this is still well balanced and quite tasty. Nice job. kathouse (1914) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Pours black with a nice tan head. Fades away with age. Aroma is light pepper. Flavor has chocolate, smoke, and pepper spice. Finish is nice with just a little ash. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Aroma of dark chocolate, chipotle pepper, and a bit of rubber. Pours black with a filmy white head. Taste is ok. Bitter coffee and black pepper up front with a nice roasty hop to follow. Mouthfeel is relatively thin. Solid.