Stone Smoked Porter w/Chipotle Peppers

Stone Smoked Porter w/Chipotle Peppers

In 2006, Chris Carroll, a longtime member of Team Stone, took that adage literally, proposing that we produce a one-off version of our venerable Stone Smoked Porter made spicy from the addition of chipotle peppers. We gave it a shot and found that those smoked jalapeños melded quite naturally with the smoldery peat-smoked malt that gives the beer its flavor and moniker, creating a deep, roasty quaff with a carefully restrained tingle of tasteful capsaicin heat in the finish. The marriage of ingredients was so nice that it has become an annual summertime staple, released each May in honor of Carroll’s initial idea that Stone Smoked Porter w/Chipotle Peppers serve as an artisanal alternative to the industrialized adjunct-laden cerveza billed as the perfect fluid accompaniment to the sunny season. Cheers to variety and a quality alternative to mediocrity.

May 4, 2014
22oz Bottles & Draft
Magnum & Mt. Hood

Tasting Notes

Provided by
Mitch Steele
Pours deep brown with a rich tan head.
Roasted malts, pepper, cocoa and a unique smokiness imparted by both peat-smoked malt and chipotle peppers.
Nice blend of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate, with pronounced chipotle smokiness.
Smooth with a nice, spicy heat from the peppers.
We first started making casks of this beer in 2006 for Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Since then, the beer has been both a fan and Team Stone favorite. We’ve brewed many small batches of it throughout the years and are always happy to make more!

Pairing Notes

Provided by
"Dr." Bill Sysak
Craft Beer Ambassador
Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, fried olives, spicy mushrooms stuffed with spinach and gorgonzola, glazed pork belly with grilled pineapple
French onion, vegetarian chili, Manhattan clam chowder, albondigas
Baby back ribs (just about any Kansas City barbecue), Cajun blackened fish, black bean burger, chicken mole, poblano chiles stuffed with ramps and spring vegetables
Point Reyes Original Blue, Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar, Ossau-iraty, Gorgonzola Dolce
Apple pie, spicy cinnamon crumble, tiramisu, chile pepper-infused flourless chocolate cake
Ashton Classic, Montecristo, CAO Brazilia