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Stone Espresso IRS

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by awdturboiv, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. awdturboiv

    awdturboiv Advocate (590) Indiana May 24, 2008 Beer Trader

  2. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012


    My hope is the the espresso flavor tones down the anise/licorice from the original IRS, which (IMO) is one of the only things holding it back.
  3. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Advocate (555) South Carolina Jul 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Really looking forward to this one.
  4. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (890) Florida Oct 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Ooh . . . that'd be good. I've never had Stone's IRS, but I can't stand anise flavors. Unless it's really muted and herbal, as opposed to licorice and candy-like. Goddamn I hate that flavor.
  5. Odd flavors for odd years. Stone IRS does not usually have that anise flavor, in 2011, they had the anise, and belgo-anise editions. Could not picture an anise espresso flavor. Isn't that chicory?
    atoulouk likes this.
  6. jman005

    jman005 Advocate (565) Kentucky Jan 21, 2013

    Definitely want to try this.
    creal92 likes this.
  7. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (380) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    I think this is the first time I've ever felt truly giddy at work : )
  8. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Yeah... Stone actually makes an "Anise" IRS. It was.... bleh. Literally nothing but anise. I actually mistakenly grabbed this when looking for a regular IRS... Then when I finally tried the regular IRS, I still thought it was a little too sweet and had too much anise. Definitely leagues better, but the anise was still a nuisance. So hopefully this espresso will be amazing.
    rainfairy and fmccormi like this.
  9. stupac2

    stupac2 Advocate (565) California Feb 22, 2011

    So glad it's not another anus beer.
  10. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    Just pleated my pants. espresso and beer..that has to be, like, cutting edge!

    Honestly tho I can't wait for this, solid brewery and solid style, ought to be great.
  11. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Advocate (550) Pennsylvania Nov 4, 2008 Beer Trader

    Oh shit. I want 100 of these.

    Ok, maybe like 5-6. But still. Yes!
    Topher78, JohnnyMc and CanConPhilly like this.
  12. Those flavors aren't present in the original IRS, only the horrid special edition one. This new one should have zero anise or licorice flavors.
    mjtiernan and sandman3479 like this.
  13. Still looking for the Stone Collabo Mint Chocolate Stout, to no avail.
    KiMiRaiK, Zimm, bigedct and 3 others like this.
  14. sexy label
  15. ChugLife

    ChugLife Savant (295) Colorado Aug 13, 2012 Beer Trader

  16. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    Nice.This is gonna be a treat.


  17. Rizalini

    Rizalini Savant (365) Nevada Jan 20, 2011

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  18. benbking

    benbking Savant (415) Rhode Island Dec 11, 2009 Beer Trader

    yeah i ended up with about two cases(purchased off shelves) of the regular stuff last year. I'm going to need 3 cases of this, preferably at once.
  19. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poobah (1,050) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yeah, this sounds delicious!
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  20. MarioM

    MarioM Advocate (610) California Sep 13, 2009

    Oh damn, hell yes!
  21. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Yes, my favorite style beer by a damn good brewery. I really can't get enough of coffee/capp stouts this year, I may have a problem. That said, I tried a Long Trail Coffee stout the other night and it was HIGHLY disappointing. Maybe its because I was too (insert word I wrote in caps and minus the LY). I bought two bc they were so cheap so I'll see if that had anything to do with it when I open the next one.
    SSEngelbrecht likes this.
  22. ISO! ISO! ISO!

    God I hope my local shops get this.
  23. ChugLife

    ChugLife Savant (295) Colorado Aug 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    The growler fill they just did sold out in 20 minutes. It's going to be tough to get your hands on some
  24. shep8821

    shep8821 Aficionado (170) Ohio Feb 8, 2013

    wow that sounds really good!
  25. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (700) Virginia May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    Stone says the regular IRS has notes of anise. http://www.stonebrewing.com/irs/
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  26. ChugLife

    ChugLife Savant (295) Colorado Aug 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    Thats funny because I've never tasted anise and I absolutely hate that stuff. The notes do say those are the [aromas]
  27. klaybie

    klaybie Savant (295) Illinois Nov 15, 2009

    Oh shit! I'll be hitting up my beer guy every day for this!!
  28. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

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  29. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    In like woah on that.
  30. ChugLife

    ChugLife Savant (295) Colorado Aug 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'll grab one for you.
    cavedave likes this.
  31. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Savant (475) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    Pleated pants were soooo 1987.

  32. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    I picked up a bottle of the 2011 version on a whim and it is still sitting in the cellar. Not a fan of anise either, but figured I could give it a try at some point in time.
    This year's odd year release sounds soooooo much better, gonna have to pick up a couple of bottles this time.
  33. Can't wait for this, either - there are worse ways to spend your tax refund. :)
  34. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (560) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

    Ugh, this makes me wet in my pants. I will be stocking up for sure. Anyone have an idea of what coffee beans they will be using?

    PKPUNCH Disciple (65) California Jan 24, 2013

    thank you...
  36. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Savant (340) California Nov 29, 2012

  37. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    There are no such thing as an ESPRESSO BEAN.

    ...this kills me.

    Stone failed right there.
  38. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (560) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

    Burn em at the stake!
  39. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Espresso IRS :D > Anise IRS (dat shit was GROSS!!!!) :eek: