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Stone Espresso IRS

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

  1. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Savant (420) Michigan Apr 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    No, you should not grab more. Save some for the others that have been looking for it. Maybe even be a good BA and let the masses know where to find it.
    imperialbeerdude and jrnyc like this.
  2. Unfortunately never had FBS but this beer friggin blows Lagunitas Cap Stout out of the water. And thats coming from a HUGE Lagunitas fan
  3. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (665) California Sep 19, 2011

    I just tried this beer. I defer to uma.

    awesome work my stone friends. awesome
  4. marshmeli

    marshmeli Savant (495) New York Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Yes it does! what is up with the distro of the latest Stone releases, so delayed on LI, but hit and almost all gone in NYC... SKI did i right in NYC

    off topic, but even Doom is slow to get everywhere on LI it seems
  5. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (870) New York Mar 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    Awesome avatar! Me and my father watched this show when I was a kid, loved it ! Fred G. Sanford!!!!
  6. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Advocate (660) Tennessee Jan 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    I actually scored a bottle of Doom the other day in Riverhead out east. Not sure if I should crack it of cellar it...
  7. ressling

    ressling Savant (280) Georgia Oct 26, 2011

    Crack it and enjoy it now. Totally worth it. If you cellar it, I wouldn't do it for too long.
    dar482 and ironchefmiyagi13 like this.
  8. BeerNFoodDood

    BeerNFoodDood Savant (270) Colorado Jul 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    They are def in the original IMO
  9. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Man this was solid brew! Definitely needs to be warmed up for all flavors to be present.
  10. Zbyler

    Zbyler Aficionado (220) Connecticut Jan 18, 2013

    Just got ours in CT on thursday. $6-7 a bottle. Very excited to try this one
  11. 2Xmd

    2Xmd Advocate (700) New York Apr 19, 2013

    Yeah, even some places I checked out had no idea when it was coming to L.I. Found a 2012 Stone RIS but that was it. Was able to score a Doom that I may cellar for a while. Will post if I find the Espresso on L.I.
    dar482 likes this.
  12. Kerrie

    Kerrie Advocate (565) Michigan Aug 24, 2012

    The store I got it from was out of Doom when I got there (wasn't really that interested and didn't plan on getting that one, anyway) but thankfully they still had the Espresso IRS. Very, very good. One of the best coffee brews I've had- it didn't overpower me with coffee and still tasted like a stout. It's too bad there was a limit of 1.
  13. SadMachine

    SadMachine Champion (785) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    If Enjoy By were "extremely easy to make" then there would be tons of beers on that level available all the time... But there aren't... When you home brew a DIPA with even half the flavor and aroma that Enjoy By has maybe we'll talk. Until then I suggest refraining from saying what some of the most talented brewers in the world do is "easy"!
  14. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Advocate (520) California Dec 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    Settle down, I didn't say it were easy for me. But a brewery with the experience and resources that Stone has I'm sure had little difficulty in brewing Enjoy By. Next time you should read a post thoroughly before you respond to it.
    Obsidian likes this.
  15. coffeeguy

    coffeeguy Disciple (70) Illinois Feb 13, 2013

    My local Binny's (St. Charles, IL) has had stocked shelfs of both for the last week so I picked up a case of each. I regret nothing.
  16. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

    My wife and I just did a blind taste test of Founders Breakfast Stout vs S IRS Espresso.

    Very easy to identify which is which. FBS has a stronger coffee presence but IRS has a richer body/mouthfeel.
    I'm not sure which I like better but FBS is cheaper.
  17. You and me both. Hearing Parabola to hit here next week.
    Cubatobaco likes this.
  18. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Savant (420) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Giant Eagle Robinson in Pittsburgh has a ton of it. I got a bottle to try.
  19. Timceattle

    Timceattle Initiate (0) Washington Nov 28, 2012

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  20. jd18

    jd18 Aficionado (180) New York Apr 29, 2013 Beer Trader

    On the shelves in Pburg NJ today. Free Bridge Wine & Spirits. Some SixPoint 3Bean yet as well for the coffee beer drinkers.
  21. SHODriver

    SHODriver Advocate (625) Louisiana Aug 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    coffee fades quickly, so you might regret it later unless you plan on drinking them quickly
  22. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Champion (935) Maryland Feb 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    I would say this is the best Odd Year release so far. Both of the OG's were hurt by their respective additions, oak-smoking and Belgo. I haven't had the Belgo-Anise IRS though.
    steebo777 likes this.
  23. elshaggy

    elshaggy Aficionado (215) Minnesota Jul 12, 2009

    Though I appreciate everyone liking my earlier post, this still hasn't made it to my market. Friday afternoon or Monday at the latest!!!! Bring it on!
  24. Glutton for punishment?
  25. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Champion (935) Maryland Feb 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    I must confess that I am confused. I would love to try it though, but I have heard mixed things. From what I have heard the rankings would be from best to worst: Espresso, Belgo-Anise (based on word of mouth), and then a tie for Belgo and Oak-Smoked.
  26. coffeeguy

    coffeeguy Disciple (70) Illinois Feb 13, 2013

    I figure I'll end up drinking/trading half a case, and keeping the other half as an experiment. It's probably not going to age quite as well as the standard IRS, but I'd like to see what it turns into anyway. Plus it's the first release of an epic beer, a bottle could be worth millions one day...
  27. I thought that the Belgo-Anise was awful, much worse than Belgo or Oak Smoked. I had two bottles purchases at different places, different times, so I know it was an issue with that. To my untrained palate, it was a strange mess of flavors.
    fujindemon74 likes this.
  28. opwog

    opwog Advocate (665) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

    Ha, he said "packys."
  29. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Champion (935) Maryland Feb 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    I have never been to a place with a bottle limit.
  30. SadMachine

    SadMachine Champion (785) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    You are one lucky bastard! EVERY store in my area of NJ has a bottle limit on anything even mildly rare/limited, and most don't put them out on the shelves!
  31. If Founders only figured out how to sell FBS in 6pk for current 4pk prices,...mother of god.
  32. You are correct.
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  33. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Advocate (580) New Jersey Apr 5, 2013 Beer Trader

    I work in a store and obviously had first dibs. Only grabbed 2 of each. One to drink now and one to sit on for a bit. My wallet could definitely use a break from all these awesome releases though.

    $5 a bottle, can't go wrong.
  34. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Champion (935) Maryland Feb 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    I would have grabbed two also, but they are $8 here in MD.
  35. SHODriver

    SHODriver Advocate (625) Louisiana Aug 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    would you mind sharing whatever it is that you're smoking? It must be some good stuff. I love beer just as much as the next BA but if a bottle of espresso IRS actually sells for a million or more US dollars I'll eat my underwear.
  36. pugartheterrible

    pugartheterrible Savant (320) California May 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    Cases of it at Costco in the bay, $5 a bottle
    brenty0man likes this.
  37. coffeeguy

    coffeeguy Disciple (70) Illinois Feb 13, 2013

    It's a joke... you know... ha ha ha...
  38. phishbfm

    phishbfm Advocate (630) North Carolina Dec 4, 2010 Beer Trader

    Grab me one case!(& send it to the other shore...)
  39. jeg518

    jeg518 Savant (360) Florida Mar 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    Damn good beer
  40. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Finishing up my first bomber of it right now. So good, as expected. Priced at $5.99 I'll be buying a few more of these, what a steal.