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4.24/5
Exceptional
588 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mocha stout Aged 3 Months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Barrels.


BREWED AUGUST 17, 2015

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

IN THE MASH
U.S. Pale, Maris Otter Pale, Crystal, Black Patent, Coffee Malt & Chocolate Malt

IN THE BOIL
Challenger & East Kent Golding Hops

SPECIAL INGREDIENTS
Lactose, Flaked Oats, Coffee, Vanilla, Pasilla Peppers, Nutmeg, Cinnamon & Cocoa

AGED
3 Months in American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Barrels

CELLAR NOTES
Time spent in bourbon barrels gave an already complex beer even more complexity and flavor intensity, layering additional caramel-like and vanilla flavors on top of those already present. Aromas of rich coffee and dark chocolate are followed by nutmeg and cinnamon; a lush, heavy mouthfeel laden with charred oak and toffee engulfs the palate on the first sip. Lingering pasilla pepper and soft oak flavors persist through an exceptionally long finish in this intensely rich and satisfying beer.

RELEASE DATE: December 14, 2015

Added by rudzud on 07-23-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,078
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
588
pDev:
8.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 588 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of brauseboof
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scott_McCool
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good balance of chocolate, coffee and a hint of bourbon.

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Photo of SadMachine
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle into a goblet. 2016 series, Batch 3

Superb looking beer. jet black body with a generous tan colored head that leaves layers of lacing.

oddly enough, the only aroma i'm getting is of dried stone fruit.

tasty beer. waves of flavor, one after the other. Sweet, cocoa, warmth from the peppers, roasted malt, and the faintest of faint bourbon. what I,m not getting is any coffee, oak, or vanilla though. Still delicious though.

mouth close to full, sweet & a little burn on the finish.

overall, a very good milk stout. I'm note sure all the added stuff adds much to the base beer, but it certainly doesn't detract much, except maybe the coffee.

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Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hermit990
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreightonSM
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sohearn
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOBEERFB
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SeanKnapp74
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking the 2016 Xocoveza Charred on 04/07/2018 purchased from Tavour. Very tasty. Light cacao and coffee aromas. Very smooth and slightly boozy. Bourbon from barrels is not overpowering. Mild creamy coffee and cacao flavor. Excellent stout!

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Photo of drunkenmess
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coal black body with a thick, dense and creamy head; rings of lacing down the glass. Ripe dark fruit; plum and raisins. Fruit sweet and cocoa-like chocolate; graham cracker spiciness; low-key alcohol. Heavy bodied; smooth and silky; chewy.

A palate-enveloping beer, deep and rich with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. A high-quality dark ale, rich and satisfying.

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Photo of Richter525
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueKurenai
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strix
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice and dark, brown edges

Coffee and bourbon notes

Coffee, oak, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Yum.

Mouthfeel a hair thin, maybe because it's a milk stout and not an RIS, like the flavor profile

Tasty little dessert number.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely beautiful black as night color. No head or lacing. Sweet dark chocolate, molasses, rich and creamy. Deliciousness extraordinaire. Not heavy on the alcohol and the ladies like it.
Overall an awesome brew. Pairs nice with desserts. Poured into a tulip at BJ’s from a 500 ML bottle 2016 Series batch 03.

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