Locoveza Extra Añejo | Stone Brewing

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Locoveza Extra AñejoLocoveza Extra Añejo

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout aged & soured in red wine & tequila barrels
Release Date: November 2, 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 flavors of Mexican hot chocolate.

At first we were super bummed when a bunch of barrels of barrel-aged Xocoveza inexplicably soured. Then we tasted it. Turns out that the souring microflora transported our Bordeaux/tequila barrel-aged mocha stout to crazy new depths. Unmistakable, tart cherry-like flavors marry beautifully with the oak, red wine, peppery spice and agave notes from the barrels and the chocolate, coffee and spice elements of the base beer. We invite you to explore the irrationally delicious result of a barrel-aged beer gone loco.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 11-06-2015

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of colts9016
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer at Stone in San Diego. I enjoyed Xocoveza the original I figured I would splurge on this beer. The beer is 47 degrees and served in a snifter. The hard pour produced a one finger dark tan head. The head dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 37 a dark brown nearly black beer. The beer is opaque in color.

The aromas in the beer are red wine, sour lemons, alcohol, molasses, toffee, caramel, fruitiness, coffee, bready, earthy, and baking spices.

The flavors in the beer are red wine, sour lemons, wood, baking spices, coffee, caramel, fruitiness, earthy, bready, molasses.

The mouthfeel of the beer is acidic and harsh.

The body of the beer is medium-plus, medium carbonation, and a medium finish.

I do not care for this beer. The sourness is all over the place and the balance is off-kilter.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffo
2.57/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this one from vanlingleipa a while back. At least I think it was him.

From a 50cl bottle into a snifter
Imperial stout aged 11 months in tequila barrels that had held Bordeaux wine

APPEARANCE: A clear black pour yields a 2 finger, foamy, medium-looser light tan head with very good retention. Clear black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and clings go the glass. Some touches of wisp remain until the end leaving some falling lacing down the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Lots of wine, white wine, grapes, tart cherries, coffee notes, cinnamon, milk chocolate, and some definite light tequila aromas in there as well. Pretty nice.

TASTE: Coffee for sure, tart cherries, white wine and green grapes up front. A sharp metallic character too, which wasn’t apparent in the nose, with some decent tequila at the swallow. A bolder finish of tart cherries, lemon, bitter coffee, some cinnamon, wine and red berries as well. A bit of metallic character keeps this from being quite good.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine and finishes drier for the style. Some sharp, metallic notes lingers.

OVERALL: This has a lot of the right stuff going on. The wine and tequila come through really nicely and the adjuncts in the base stout are interesting as well. Unfortunately there’s a metallic character that really detracts from the experience, which is unfortunate. It would be fun to try a future batch of this, but as it stands now, this one isn’t really worth checking out. Kind of unfortunate. Thanks again vanlingleipa! Always a pleasure.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.61/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 500 ml bottle from TW Arrowhead in mid-June for $16.99. Bottled in October 2015 and received at TW on 6/11/16.

Beer poured black with a reddish tint and a nice tan head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is sour tequila, not very appealing.

Taste is Xocoveza forward which has hints of chocolate, coffee, and nutmeg. Red wine notes wash over the Xocoveza and lend a touch of sourness, and the tequila is lingering in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth.

Overall this is a very strange beer as the medley of flavors don't blend overly well. Definitely not worth the $16.99 price tag.

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Photo of Studfarm69
4.77/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of crobinso
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briancathy
4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stoutsman
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of turbotype
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall wine glass--always a decent option.

L: This beer looks great. Very similar in appearance to the original, Xocoveza. Rich, dark, with slight highlights around the edges. Minimal head. Slight lacing is visible as the beer recedes.

S: I should have read the back of the label and was absolutely shocked by the immediate sour notes in the aroma of this beer. It smells great--it's just surprising. Very little tequila character comes through, yet somehow tannin from the red wine does. Cinnamon, cocoa, and coffee is present, but is vastly muted compared to the original beer.

T: The anticipated tartness is immediately present. Much of the Xocoveza base character is absent or drastically muted, in particular the milk stout nature. Some cocoa and coffee are present. Spices are indistinguishable.

F: Mildly acidic and exceedingly dry. Some lingering coffee notes.

O: A fun iteration to try, and a unique beer, but Locoveza misses the mark. Barrel-aged beers should improve upon the underlying base beer, but the barrel-soured nature of Locoveza overpowers. I have yet to find a brewery able to marry the chocolatey-coffee goodness of an excellent milk stout with a sour. Stone gives a valiant effort that isn't bad--Locoveza is refreshing and drinkable--but they've sacrificed a great beer in the process.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.82/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Synthetrix
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of facefox
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregaroo
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4-16-16 - 2015 Series Batch 04 - Picked up at a bottle at the Escondido Brewery and poured it tonight (after the Guns and Roses show at Coachella) into a short tulip glass. Dark brown in color with no head. No cling to the side of the glass either. Great combination of wine and tequila aromas, but mostly the red wine. Not really a milk stout - more sour, but not enough to make me pucker. A sour stout? Very drinkable

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2015 Series. Batch No. 04. Brewed 11/12/14. Bottled 10/2015.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla, spice, red wine, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee bean, red wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that works as a sour much better in the smell, and the red wine masks any tequila qualities from the barrel aging all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Fargrow
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The sourness really hides all the other stuff I love about Xocoveza. I wish I could taste any of the spices or the tequila or even the dark malts. The sour dominates.

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Photo of Farnswurth
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mabermud
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Dark, water brown.
Smell: Cherries, aired out red wine. Malts. Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia.
Taste: Same as above. Some vanilla.
Feel: Medium and dry.

Overall - This is an interesting twist on the Xocoveza. Not for everyone. I like the base beer better.

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Locoveza Extra Añejo from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 27 ratings