contagion (9) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2010 does not count
Identical to standard Stone Smoked Porter except a spicy feeling on the tongue. Good if you want a very slight modification. JonLaRue (59) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Stone Brewing shows how to make a porter and then do something crazy. Crazy as a fox. The aroma matches stones normal Porter, which is a great thing, a mix of, smoke, vanilla, coffee, caramel all in one. The appearance makes no attempt to hide the variety, this is a porter it screams. The taste is unbelievable. Its the normal smoked porter but then you feel something that tickles the throat. Then leaves you with a slow but inviting burn. This leads to a need to drink more to cool the mouth. Which is not totally necessary unless you hate hot things (why did you buy this then?). Best beer of the variety I have tried. Few will probably like this, but I loved it. Served out of a 1pt, 6 fl oz bottle, purchased at Schnuck’s Richmond Heights, MO. dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 30, 2011
I thought this was really tasty. Thick with a bit of smoke and spice, it really was quite drinkable and nice. Certainly could drink this again. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Deep, dark brown coloration. Light tan head with decent retention. Smells of smoke, spice, and chocolate. Tastes of the same. Tried with Jay and Lauren at the Flying Saucer’s Stone welcome party in KC (4/19/2011) SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours dark ruby red with two fingers of light brown head. Smells smoked, hints of chocolate, and very subtle Chipotle spice. Taste is Chipotle dominant with some smoke underneath. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers finishes with a very subtle Chipotle burn.
Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAY 20, 2014
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is subtle smoke with a bit of chocolate malt. Flavor is light chocolate with a big hit of smoke. Very smooth and drinkable though, smoke is not assertive and it’s just a little bittersweet in the finish.
Wife: 4.6 chucklemation (1685) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with a foamy off-white head. Has an aroma of smoke, malts, and spice. Flavor is smokey, with malts and chipotle pepper. The pepper gives a small dose of heat, though nowhere near the level of he new Dragon’s Milk with toasted chilies. I do like this more than the regular Stone Smoked Porter, which was sweeter in place of the peppers, but both are delicious examples of the style. rajendra82 (1093) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
The dark brown body was clearer, and lighter looking than what I typically expect from the style, but it was nice looking, and had a one finger thick, beige colored head. The smell of the beer was quite smoky, and smelled like really dark roasted coffee mixed with caramel flavor. There wasn’t much chipotle pepper in the smell, but the flavor was right up front in the taste. It was a lot spicier than I was expecting, and the flavor of peppers was all over my tongue immediately. It was backed by semi sweet chocolate with hints of almond. The pepper never relented throughout the taste and lingered on in the finish. The beer felt thinner onn the palette than was the norm for the style, but when your tongue is on fire from the chili pepper, who cares. I love the peppery boldness of this brew. mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Visually, it’s as expected. The aroma has more chipotle than smoke. That carries to the flavor, as well. This isn’t a sneaky hit, it hits you immediately. However, it’s not overpowering. After you get through the heat, there’s smoke, char, even a bit of chocolate. Lips still tinge for a bit, too.
This is truly outstanding. Everything in the title is there, and with phenomenal balance. Love it. BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2006 Had this at BJ’s, Woodland Hills. It was Stone tribute night and Steve Wagner was the host which was very cool. Aroma was robust and smokey with a nice peppery smell. Flavor was subdued bbq smoke, chocolate, light hops and a lingering chili spice. The pepper really went well with the porter, and the aging made it all silky smooth. Too bad they only made two casks of this, it was delicious.