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Stone "Smoked Porter" (w/ Chipotle Peppers)
Stone Brewing Company - Escondido, California USA
Porter (ABV 5.9%) (IBU 53)

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]


Rating: 3.4/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a very dark brown with a slight ruby hue and a large (2-3 finger) light brown rocky head that slowly receded, down to a few puddles and large collar producing good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a leathery yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, roasted coffee, smoke and a nice hot pepper presence.

It tasted roasty with a good bold maltiness along hints of chocolate and coffee from the onset, becoming a tad bitter with a good strong note of smoke and a spicy peppery bite that cleared the sinuses. The flavor lasted a good long while with a smoky peppery espresso taste hitting you right in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel was a bit past medium in body with a dry, oily texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall this is a brew that possesses a strong bitter smoky flavor with a mild chocolate sweetness and a gentle heated peppery finish...

Sampled: 10/17/2012
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    Mark I liked this but the Vanilla Bean Porter was my favorite of the two.
    October 29, 2012 - 1 likes this