Stone - Smoked Porter “Pepsi Challenge”
Chipotle vs. Vanilla Bean
I’m only going to reference the characteristics from the added ingredients and their contribution to the base beer. If you’ve never had the standard Stone Smoked Porter do yourself a favor and get up on that.
First up is Chipotle: Holy crap this might be the best chili beer in existence! The spicy chipotle flavor is the perfect counterpart to this heavily peat smoke flavored porter. As far as heat goes it only has a slight tingle with every sip and a mild warmth that builds up in the throat. Great beer.
Next is the Vanilla Bean: Wow! This is like a completely different beer. The vanilla aroma covers the smokiness and brings out a lot of nice chocolatey notes. And it tastes exactly like it smells! This beer is fantastic.