Stone Smoked Porter With Chipotle Peppers
From Stone – Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle Peppers was conceived in May 2006 as an idea from Merchandise Manager Chris Carroll, who proposed making a spicy one-off beer as a special Cinco de Mayo growler fill. Originally dubbed “South of the Border Stone Smoked Porter,” the resulting beer was an incredible interplay of roast, smoke, and a touch of heat, and has remained a popular, albeit rare, treat ever since.
Stone Brewing Co. – Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 5.9% abv.
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.