Stone Xocoveza | Stone Brewing

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Stone XocovezaStone Xocoveza
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Stone Xocoveza For The Holidays & The New Year

Our chocolaty, winter-spiced mocha stout is back. This insanely delicious take on Mexican hot chocolate is crafted with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. First brewed in 2014 with San Diego homebrewer Chris Banker after his recipe was named the winner of our annual homebrew competition, it quickly became a cross-country sensation as craft beer media and fans cheered for Stone Xocoveza…and clamored for more. We too loved this beer, so of course we caroled ¡Claro que sí!

Now gifted with a new name, Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year has joined our eminent lineup of special releases. We’re releasing it just in time for that time of the year when the joyous spirit of giving is in the air and good behavior is generously rewarded.

Added by bccocx on 07-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,762
Reviews:
644
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
Wants:
337
Gots:
1,042
For Trade:
39
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4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jgolka
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Turtlespeed76
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of APH
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a flat black with a small head. The aroma is intense, with coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, prune, raisin, vanilla and marshmallow, The flavor is also rich and full, starting with dark chocolate and coffee, and then nutmeg, cinnamon, peppers, char, and a decent amount of heat on the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly thick, with soft, small bubble carbonation. Overall a good Mexican spiced stout - not up to the standards of Bomb! maybe, but tasty, and well priced.

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Photo of Trentt2
3.62/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This should be a beer I LOVE...but somehow I just don;t.

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Photo of mmellow12
3.81/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foundersasap
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank and written on 7/4/2017: 12oz bottle, dated 11/12/15.

I can taste most (perhaps all) of what the advertise about the beer: cocoa, coffee, heat (peppers), cinnamon, perhaps vanilla, and something else--probably the nutmeg. Sweet and amazingly creamy mouthfeel.

Having this beer when over 18 months old, and it is still fantastic (there is a bit of something bitter or unpleasant, due to the age: I don;t remember that being in there when I drank it fresh).

This beer is nothing short of unbelievable.

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Photo of ludachris
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It pours cola brown from the bottle but sits black in the glass. A rocky and creamy khaki head gently sinks, leaving webs of lace behind.

Deep, fresh notes of cold pressed coffee come with a streak of cayenne spice. Smoothed out, soft vanilla sits side by side with hearty doses of cinnamon and nutmeg. Dark chocolate notes are just as dry as they are sweet. Everything on the label is clearly present in its aroma.

Sweet cinnamon and nutmeg ride on the coat tails of perfectly sweet cocoa powder. Rounded coffee and soft roast are seamlessly transitioned into the finish. Vanilla and chocolate make a creamy base. It's like a dessert without the heavy, cloying sweetness.

Full and chewy with a velvety creaminess. Every ingredient and every flavor comes together like pieces to a puzzle. It's seamless. The lactose and vanilla act as planes to an already smooth piece of wood. There are no edges to be found, not even from the alcohol or coffee.

An absolute standout. Perfectly sweet, rich, and satisfying with an unwavering sense of balance and smoothness.

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Photo of StormAles
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bbtkd
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stone Xocoveza, 8.1% ABV, 50 IBU. Pours thick and black, with a half-finger tan head. Nose is coffee, peppers, vanilla, and cinnamon. Taste follows though it carries a bit of coffee bitterness, plus chocolate/cocoa. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding. I had expected this to be a bit sweeter and less bitter, but still fine.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

0.33l can.
Brewed in Berlin.
Jet black, 2-finger beige head, nice retention.
Really spicy stout, cinnamon and nutmeg rules the party.
More spiced than stout, and you are to take it into consideration.
Medium body, soft carbonation, for fans of spiced beer only.

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Photo of rodlavers
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerribleTaste
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

If you served me this beer and didn't tell me the ABV I would have guessed it was a milk stout around 4%
Probably the second smoothest stout I have ever put down next to the Irish Cream Stout on Nitro from Fall River.
I couldn't get over how well the cinnamon paired with this beer (p.s I fucking hate cinnamon, yet enjoyed it in this beer.)
Bought a 6 pack that was stuffed back in the shelves kind of hidden, bottle date was 12/6/2016, I bought them on 6/17/2017 and opened one on 6/18/2017.
This beer held up pretty well over the last 6 months, and still came out a really good offering!
I would love to try this beer on tap or on nitro.... something tells me it might end up being my favorite in that particular case.

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Photo of cbenson
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Black with an amber rim. The head is shallow and khaki with dense lacing. Minimal to no carbonation.
Smell: Strong notes of chocolate, licorice, and coffee. A bit of smokiness to the malts and the noticable scent of bourbon.
Taste: Strong sweet notes of caramel and licorice with sour grape, complimented by rich earthy notes and bourbon. A bit on the sweet end overall.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with a refreshing foamy finish. I wish there was a bit more dryness in the aftertaste.
Overall: A sweet but overall very good stout.

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Photo of igl
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jturpin
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer I have ever had. From the beginning to the end it was a joy to drink. I could believe how much the cinnamon showed up. The taste was amazing like nothing else I have ever had. If you haven't been able to try this get it ASAP.

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Photo of yuno
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aemowgli
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Coho11
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thatsarealplane
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MSU_Swit
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Stone Xocoveza from Stone Brewing
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