Stone Xocoveza | Stone Brewing

Stone XocovezaStone Xocoveza
BA SCORE
4.35/5
3,782 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#351
Reviews:
645
Ratings:
3,782
pDev:
9.2%
Bros Score:
4.74
 
 
Wants:
347
Gots:
1,048
Trade:
41
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3.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nedster10
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lr300
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billy_Bars
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stefko
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dohedan
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zshaft
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Burgh1328
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Artmcd88
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ead73
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Strohm
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a 6-pack of this "winter-spiced mocha" stout from Ralph's supermarket. Expensive beer at >$17 per sixer! Bottled on 10/16/2016. ABV is 8.1%. Brewed with cocoa, coffee, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. This stout tastes best either slightly chilled or at room temperature.

This stout pours black with moderate carbonation. 2 fingers of tan foam. Good lacing. The smell is medium-roast coffee, dark chocolate and cinnamon. The taste starts with a burst of coffee and cinnamon, followed immediately by dark chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg and the barest hint of spicy chili pepper against the roasted malt backbone. The alcohol warms the mixture ever so slightly. This stout does indeed taste like Mexican Coffee and that delicious taste lingers after each sip.

World-class stout! Perhaps this stout might taste good with a shot of Kahlua Mocha (and tequila). Call me crazy! Also, I discovered this stout tastes utterly delicious as the boiling stock for steaming clams (for dinner). If you love steamed clams and you'd like the recipe, just drop me a message.

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4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good looking coffee dark brew with a substantial head that settles to a ring and gives up lace all the way down. Chocolately nose with just a hint of spice. I'm usually put off by the overbearing spice in this type of seasonal, but this is done with a more nuanced hand. Good quality stout with a hint of spice. Like eating a good quality dark chocolate. Enjoyable across the board.

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3.26/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Looks like your typical Imperial Stout.
S: Like a spice cabinet.
T: This had everything, just like the label said., maybe a bit to much of everything.
F: Medium bodied, maybe a bit to carbonated IMHO.
O: I guess I found a beer from Stone that I have no interest in trying again. This just didn't work for me.

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4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stone Xocoveza from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 3,782 ratings
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