Stone Xocoveza - Extra Añejo
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From:
Stone Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
ABV:
12.2%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.75%
Ratings:
128
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 20, 2022
Added:
May 26, 2015
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  68
SCORE
92
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Stone Xocoveza - Extra AñejoStone Xocoveza - Extra Añejo
Notes: Stone Xocoveza Extra Anejo will grace the brewery’s coveted Quingente Millilitre Series, a souped-up version of the original release. In addition to the cocoa, coffee, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg that was added to Xocoveza Mocha Stout, Stone has aged this edition in both red wine barrels and tequila barrels.

The base beer is the recipe of 2014 Stone Homebrew Competition winner Chris Banker, an intensely flavorful milk stout brewed with coffee and spices to mimic the rich flavors of Mexican hot chocolate.

Stone Xocoveza Extra Anejo will be available in 500ml bottles in very limited quantities.
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by EMV from Pennsylvania

2015 release, Batch 02. Poured form a cork'n'cage bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy dark, dark brown pour. Nearly black with a finger of fizzy mocha colored head. Thing ring of lacing.

S: Rich and sweet. Spice, cocoa, smoke, and peppers. Maybe a hint of tequila.

T.F: Semi-sweet and roasty. Milk chocolate, pepper, spice, and smoke. The red wine and tequila are subtle but work really well with the brew. Some oak and char, but more hot cocoa and spice. The peppers are still strong. Medium bodied... warming. Somewhat fizzy carbonation.

O: Excellent stuff. I love Xocoveza and this variant does the base beer justice.

Feb 20, 2022
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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
by GarrettB from Colorado

April 25th, 2016 - The Extra Anejo is an extra luxury, showing off Stone's aptitude and ability for strong flavors and strong beers. They don't always hit, but this one is a success. With coconut on the nose and a slight alcohol burn around the nostril, it's no secret that there's a lot of oomph in this bottle. It also smells like a clean desert evening, campfire and aloe, capturing those San Diego camping trips. Smooth and creamy, the mouthfeel is smooth and slow to deliver the alcohol burn, with some chocolate liquor and cherry notes. And closer to the aftertaste are hints of raspberry and dark chocolate - a supremely delicious and decadent brew.

Sep 10, 2020
 
3.49 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on May 01, 2020
 
4.04 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Mar 28, 2020
 
3.85 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Sep 15, 2019
 
4 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York on Apr 26, 2019
 
3.75 by krome from Illinois on Oct 30, 2018
 
4.18 by JuiceMan818 from California on May 12, 2018
 
4 by chuckgietzen from Michigan on Apr 17, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by StrandsideMB from California

Not sure if I waited too long to crack this one. Taste is a little chalky. Still get mocha/cocoa/coffee/ a little tequila. The head on there was awesome. Huge tan khaki foamball.

Mar 23, 2018
 
4.34 by rarigney from Washington on Feb 05, 2018
 
4.5 by Radcpa from Washington on Feb 02, 2018
 
4.08 by edthehead from New York on Dec 28, 2017
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, black chocolates, with some light coffee notes with some light barrel notes. Taste is super complex with nice black chocolate notes with lactose, peppers, coffee with some oak and light barrel-aged notes rounding off any rough edges. Body is full with good carbonation and no overly apparent alcohol notes. Great balance of different flavours which end up working quite well together.

Dec 11, 2017
 
4.09 by RPM3334 from South Carolina on Dec 04, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by WickedBeer from Alabama

Poured from the Quingenti 2015 series, Batch 6. 8.5% ABV.

Pours jet black, lots of frothy tan foam. Thin lace on the glass.

You get lots of coffee and cinnamon with hints of red wine on the nose. Sweetness accompanies in the back, dominated by chocolate. Can’t really find the tequila so far.

A lot more bitter than on the nose. Lots of ground coffee and slight spice. I am getting some slight tequila booze and a very evident red wine finish that lingers heavily.

A thinner body body than expected, and frothier too.. this is something I’ve noticed more and more with Stone Quingentis that have sat for awhile.

Overall, this is finally the last Xocoveza variation I needed to try. Although it’s not my favorite, I like that I can find every component, and they blend nicely.

Nov 25, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Phil-Fresh from California

Bottle.

A: Lots of pepper, light tequila and vinous with light roasted malts and a touch of sweetness.

A: Jet black, opaque, with a dense thin khaki head.

T: Peppery upfront, with light tequila and vinous character, followed by moderate coffee and chocolate notes.

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Alright; the pepper seems to have intensified over the years and has become more prominent, taking away from the beer's complexity a bit.

Sep 11, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by maltznhopz from Nevada

2015 bottle, batch 6, poured in a snifter glass. Smell of sweet chocolate, coffee, and the tequila barrel come through. Taste resembles the aroma with an added taste of vanilla, and malts. Not as complex as the regular Xocoveza but it was still very delicious.

Aug 07, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Viaduck from California

2015 series. Opens with a nice pop, pours thick & dark, very very dark, almost black with a large & foamy tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark roasted coffe & spices. Flavor is a complicated mix of sweet, salty & bitter, but not too much & nicely balanced. Coffe & cream, chocolates, spices, some barrel flavors, They're all there. I like it!

Jun 10, 2017
 
4.29 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on May 31, 2017
 
4.21 by Kurmaraja from California on Apr 10, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

When enough it never enough, Stone Brewing Company exacerbate the southern California spirit in taking their Mexican hot chocolate inspired stout with additional chili peppers, and then aging in both wine and tequila barrels.

Xocoveza Extra Anejo pours a slightly barrel bleached version of the original- dark brown, mocha even along with the same sandy froth of the original. Coffee of the bold roast variety, cocoa and walnut precede the vegetable of chilies and a hint of tangy red wine and the oaken agave spice of tequila.

Baker's chocolate and espress rise therough the middle palate as the lavish mocha balance begins to overtake a fleeting toffee and creamy maltiness underneath. Dark fruit, raisin and a hint of fennel bridge the gap of hot chocolate and Mexican spice. A vinous tang of red wine couplex with the spicy tequla for a curious booze display along with the heightened spice of grassy green pepper.

Full bodied yet carrying a lightness, the dryness of cocoa and coffee grounds link up with the tannic oak spices and booze for further dryness and lightness for a taste that's unforgivingly complex but oddly drinkable. A carbonic bite further fuels the sense of dryness and aridness as an aftertaste of intense Mexican hot chocolate and a simmering capsaicin warmth follow.

Feb 21, 2017
 
4.11 by Bonsall_Phil from California on Jan 27, 2017
 
4.08 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts on Dec 21, 2016
 
3.63 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2016
 
4.41 by mjgsilva from Portugal on Dec 09, 2016
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4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

Poured to a tulip glass.

A: The body is opaque black. The head is brown-ish, very minimal but leaves some lacing. For such beer, I was expecting better appearance.
S: The aroma has a very strong presence of añejo, having a very dry characteristic. In the back, there's coffee, spices and some roasted malts. I must say that I was expecting a better aroma profile again, but it's pleasant. Yet, it should be more balanced.
T: The taste has tons of stuff, including chocolate, coffee, toffee. There's almost no trace for añejo/tequilla. But the taste is very balanced since no characteristic is bigger than the others. Actually, this is the best point here. All flavors connect very well with each other.
M: Body is medium to medium high. Carbonation is just perfect. Bitterness and sweetness in the end resemble an imperial stout, not a milk stout. So, basically this is a sweet stout that has more bitterness and less sweetness than the usual but it's still good for its style.
O: My first Quingenti Series beer from Stone. Totally not worth the money but interesting enough to try, at least one time.

Dec 07, 2016
 
4.13 by Avatar113 from California on Nov 26, 2016
 
3.94 by swanfungus from California on Sep 17, 2016
 
3.99 by krl2112 from Illinois on Aug 29, 2016
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3.41/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

The dark marble brown body features mucho cabeza gigantesco. An absolutely enormous, foamy, spongy head builds to the point I could only pour two fingers of beer before letting it rest--and this was in the largest tulip I've seen, and I wasn't even pouring vigorously.

I smell a milkiness that is overwhelmed by a wine barrel attribute lending an off-putting metallic, Brillo-pad like presence. This is followed by pasilla pepper, chocolate, and herbal aromas. Marzipan and amaretto arise as it warms.

Roasted malt and faint chocolate flavors are caught in a battle of harsh agave liquor, gin and a confusing wine barrel presence. Coffee was more present to my old lady than me, and as such she liked it far more than I. I never noted any cinnamon.

The barrel-aging did something weird to this brew to lighten the body and create a crazy foamy, frothy head that is ever present and oddly light and unavoidable. Normally a drinkable head is a plus, but here, I'm not sure. Finish is a little hot. I find for me that regular is much better, and that this is yet another example where barrel-aging does not automatically improve an already stellar beer.

Aug 24, 2016
 
4.64 by Studfarm69 from California on Aug 23, 2016
 
4.11 by briancathy from Virginia on Aug 21, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BucannonXC5 from California

Type: 500-ml. bottle
Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $19.99
Purchased: Jan. 5, 2016; Received from my wife
Consumed: July 22, 2016
Reviewed as: Double Milk / Sweet Stout
Misc.: Brewed on Aug. 17, 2015; Bottled in December 2015; 2015 series; Batch No. 6; Cork & cage top

Thanks, Rachel!

Been looking forward to this one for a while after my wife bought it for me on my birthday in January. Absolutely loved Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year and think this one will be just as good. I mean just read the description: Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout Aged in Red Wine & Tequila Barrels.

Poured a pitch black opaque color with 5-to-6 fingers of khaki tan, rocky head. Calm, serene setting underneath the head. Very good spotty foamy lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.25)

First smell was a chaotic mix of red wine and Mexican chocolate. Coming back, got black coffee, dark cocoa nibs, cinnamon, nutmeg, spicy chili peppers, smooth vanilla, dark chocolate, oaky red wine, almost port-like (I’m not great with types of wine, but early saw that the bottle read Bordeaux), caramel and toffee. Cinnamon dominating late. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted cinnamon, dark cocoa, Mexican chocolate, spicy chili peppers (not as potent as the nose), vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, dark chocolate, hints of earthy red wine and faint caramel. (Taste - 4.25)

Full body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, spicy finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Just a lovely beer, but I may have overrated it a tad. Not quite as good as the Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year, but still awesome. (Overall - 4.25)

4.25 | 95 | A

Aug 04, 2016
 
3.74 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Aug 01, 2016
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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bonesTdog from Georgia

Lots of things going on here. Cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla and coffee with a finish of pepper and heat. A couple of things that were not ideal for me: a touch thin with more carbonation than I would prefer. More importantly, any Bordeaux and tequila barrel characteristics were overpowered by the above flavors. For me, a little less would have been more, allowing some of the subtle barrel flavors to show through. A great beer that maybe could have been more.

Jun 27, 2016
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3.27/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
by Quetzolcotl from Missouri

I traded 3 KBS for this and it was not worth it. The regular Xocoveza is better because you get more for the money. This one had the good Xoco base of course, but almost no tequila barrel character. If you really looked for it you could smell some, and then taste some in there somewhere. As a barrel aged beer it was pretty weak so save your trades and money and go for the original.

May 21, 2016
 
4.36 by golf4collet from West Virginia on May 16, 2016
 
4.32 by Drew26 from Wisconsin on May 14, 2016
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Treyliff from West Virginia

500ml cork top bottle
8.5% abv version

Pours deep black in color with a two-finger creamy khaki colored head that sticks around for a while. Smells of cocoa powder, dark roasted malt, light vanilla, some spices. hints of vinous and tequila notes. Tastes of cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, woody vinous notes, saltiness from tequila barrel, toasted oak on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation, leading to a foamy mouthfeel and finish. Both barrel treatments were definitely noticeable, an interesting combination. I enjoyed this, but I think I prefer the original

May 11, 2016
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